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Old Feb 1, 2014, 6:36 AM   #1
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Hi,

So I've got a Fuji Finepix X10 which I'll be taking along to Iceland this July.

Since I'll be taking pictures of waterfalls, and it'll be without a doubt be raining, I'm looking for some advice how to best protect the camera from water spray or mist.

So, anybody here with some solutions for that or advice?
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Old Feb 1, 2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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to attach a lens filter:

a 40mm x 49mm adapter ring will fit for a 49mm uv filter

(got mine from B&H)

40mm may or may not be the EXACT thread diameter but it is close enough to provide a 'good feel' screw on

49mm is large enough so there is no vignetting

as far as the camera's other seals ??????????????????????????????
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Old Feb 1, 2014, 3:36 PM   #3
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Hi,.... I'm looking for some advice how to best protect the camera from water spray or mist.....

G'day mate

For minor rain &/or waterfall spray protection -
Get a large-sized ziplok plastic bag and place camera inside

If the lens has a UV filter ....
remove the filter first, insert camera into bag, screw UV filter onto lens to make a mark on the plastic
Carefully cut out the plastic just less than the mark, so that once reassembled the UV filter holds the plastic in place
The camera controls can usually be worked on thru the plastic bag


with no UV filter on ....
Use a rubber band aroung lens to grip the bag
very very carefully cut out a lens 'hole'

In each case you will need to keep the UV filter / front of lens cleaned regularly from the spray


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Old Feb 11, 2014, 4:53 AM   #4
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Managed to solve the problem by getting a Aquapac Large Camera Case - it fits the X10 fine, the camera can be turned on and off, but the lens can't due to the size of the case, not be moved any further than 28mm.

For me, that's ok - no need to use zoom when taking a picture of a waterfall.

If anyone is interested, the case can be seen here:

http://store.aquapac.net/explore-pro...-case-448.html

I haven't seen any degrading in the pictures taken withthe case on the camera.
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thanx for the link
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