The Aquapac SLR Camera Case will allow you to take your camera into wet/rainy/sandy conditions – even underwater – to get the golden shot (or video, as the case may be).
The case is essentially a bag with twisty-clips on one end to get your camera in and out of and a round, tunnel with plexi window to accommodate the lens on the other. You put the camera in the bag, seal it with the twist of three small levers and you’re good to go.
If you take your camera underwater, the bag is safely rated to 30 minutes submerged to 15 feet. Practically speaking, this is for snorkelling, mucking about in the pool, keeping sand out of your equipment at the beach – but not scuba diving. For that, you would need a dedicated rig.
You could also use the bag as waterproof storage while your camera is in transit.
Bear in mind that this bag does make using your camera more difficult. For instance, accessing the buttons through the thick plastic, trying to zoom and getting your lens close to the end of the lens tunnel – without actually touching the plexi window – is not easy to do. You will be fiddling around for awhile to ‘get the shot’, so don’t plan on snapping any action. Also, people have noticed that the plexiglass window is easily scratched, so that if you push your lens right up against it, you could end up with blemishes that show up in your shots. Finally, even though it’s waterproofed, don’t expect to go particularly deep or for long periods of time with it out in the rapids.
Overall, the best application for this case is as a transit case, or for keeping sand out of equipment while taking snaps on the beach.
Here’s a video of the camera bag in action:
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