Jul 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm #8591
I got myself a Canon G11 recently – its a great P&S and will do everything that I need it to.
So, I take it fishing and I’m casually walking around the lake shore with the camera around my neck, when I take a step into oblivion and end up on my arse in the water. Lucky the camera didn’t get wet, but it spent the rest of the weekend tucked into my waders.
Ever since I’ve taken the cheap P&S fishing with me, because I don’t want to drown my new camera.
So the question is, what kind of waterproof pouch do you guys use to contain your cameras while you’re out fishing?
BeechyJul 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm #72587
Ziploc bag with the air pushed out.Jul 17, 2011 at 7:52 am #72588
Chris, you can just use a plastic bag like posted above or get one of those roll top soft waterproof bags from the camping shop.
I always have 2 or 3 in my pack in case it pisses down and I need to cover a camera and spare lenses.
Also, you can get travel/neck wallets that are waterproof (ISH) that might fit the G11.
Some of the little roll top bags also have D rings you could hook a strap to as well – I’ve used that set-up in UnZud for lugging a spare lens.
The G11 is awesome BTW.. 😉
A picture is thousand words that takes less than a second while a thousand words is a picture that takes a month.Jul 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm #72589
Great – I’ll hunt down a roll top.
Its a fantastic camera – thanks for your advice on that one too, Dave!
BeechyJul 17, 2011 at 11:20 pm #72590
Chris, I’ll second the roll top dry bag. It’s somewhat annoying to have to dig the camera out of the dry bag when you want to use it, but the piece of mind that you’re not going to fry all your gear when you take a swim is well worth it, in my opinion. I recommend going with one of the ‘heavy duty’ dry bags though. I initially got one of the light weight ones and it was leaking by the third trip. You should be able to pick up a decent roll top dry bag in any outdoors store. Simms makes a nice one too, but pretty pricey for what it is: http://www.simmsfishing.com/site/dry_creek_camera_bag_09.html#.
Another option is to get a full waterproof housing. Keeps your camera safe from a dunking, you don’t have to mess with digging it out of a bag when you want to shoot, and then you can also take underwater photos. Quite a bit more expensive than a dry bag, but could be a good option if you’re into the underwater shots: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/653410-REG/Canon_4042B001_WP_DC34_Case_for_Canon.html.Jul 18, 2011 at 3:57 am #72591
… You should be able to pick up a decent roll top dry bag in any outdoors store. Simms makes a nice one too, but pretty pricey for what it is: http://www.simmsfishing.com/site/dry_creek_camera_bag_09.html#.
Tim, I have that exact bag and its great for my LX3. (I agree, too exp- although I picked mine up on the last day of the Outdoor Retailers show a few yrs ago for free..=). Has padding inside as well-BTW. Pretty sweet! I simply put it on my waist belt (if wearing waders), or on the hip belt/strap of my WJ Exodus pack during summer. Lightweight, handy, waterproof. Perfect!Jul 18, 2011 at 4:07 am #72592
Good to know Doug, thanks for that.
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