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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default looking for housing advice - Olympus Pen

Planning a trip to do some snorkeling and am weighing a dedicated underwater shooter vs. a housing for my Olympus PEN E-PL2.
  1. Olympus makes a nice setup for $599 which is out of budget (couldn't find them on lens rental - but would consider renting if I could - no hits on ebay but would consider used)
  2. briefly looked at some underwater rated P&S cameras - seemed $299 was price point for decent quality although I saw a few $199 ones. We already have an aging Canon powershot P&S and my daughter has a Nikon. Neither gets much use as cameras on our phones have replaced that function, for that reason alone I am loathe to add a single purpose P&S to the electronics collection.
  3. started looking at Dicapac bags - WP-S5 ($67) or WP-S10 ($76)seem to be the right choice from B&H but looking at Dicapac's site they have a WP-S3 which is only available in the states via ebay for $88. Seems it might have been discontinued but it is the one matching my camera on their fitting chart. I don't mind spending the extra if it will be a better fit.

So I am leaning towards the Dicapac bags but looking for experience, alternatives, advice, etc. Like I said if I could rent the Olympus housing for a reasonable price it would be a no-brainer .
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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I think I posted this in the wrong area of the forum (didn't see the underwater photography section ) admins feel free to delete.
in my bag: e-m1, 7-14mm pro, 14-54mm mk ii, 50-200mm mk i, 70-300mm
in my pocket: e-pm2 lumix 12-32
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