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Canna W Apr 5, 2006 12:52 AM

I have a Canon powershot A620, and would like to be able to take pix in the rain, without worrying about the camera getting wet.

Canon make an underwater housing for this camera, but Acquapac also do a muchcheaper alternative, which is completely different, & looks more like aplastic bag than camera-fitting housing.

Has anyone used both types of housing ? I would particularly like to know about experiences with Acquapac...including when using on camera flash.


Nagasaki Apr 5, 2006 4:18 AM

Caroline, I've seen one of these used on a film SLR at about 6 metres and I wouldn't want to use one at any depth underwater but as a rain protector is should be fine. This post has details of someone's experience in the water with one;forum_id=43


Canna W Apr 5, 2006 2:16 PM

Hi Nagasaki,

That was incredibly helpful. I suspect the slight fogging on the underwater pix was due to humidity - which he said was a general issue where he was staying. The one above water looked fine.

I shall make enquiries about fit ( I nearly always use my camera with the lens extended as much as possible), & if the bag will accommodate that, I will go for it.

Thank you very much for your help!


Nagasaki Apr 7, 2006 7:24 AM

Caroline not a problem I didn't even do the review. You might also want to look at do a range of sizes.

Just realised you're in the UK thisis the UK distributor

I've dealt with them buying Ikelite housings for SLRs they've been OK and quite helpful.


cock3tail Apr 8, 2006 1:59 AM

Try adorama in the US.I got a Tenba raincover from themfor my 20D.(

But there are many types ofrain covers. Try googling: rain covers,storm jackets,camera protection.The list goes on. Good luck.

Canna W Apr 9, 2006 5:15 PM

Good grief. It's amazing the things that are out there! I mean rain cover fordigital cameras is good news if you like taking pix in the rain - yet I've only just heard about them via this thread.

Thank you both!!:cool:


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