Underwater housing for RX100

Started Aug 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
JohnBuoy
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Re: Tried it out
In reply to lesnag2, Sep 6, 2013

First of all thanks for all on this site who found and tested the RX100 Meikon housing -- am a snorkeler who had very mixed results with compact waterproofs (TX5 and D20) but was put off by cost of branded housings. As per others general comments pleased with the quality of mine and note fasteners appear to be stainless but not sure about the non hot hot shoe - "tripod" plate looks like stainless. Company aside from not main stream appears to take product seriously i.e. very cautious detailed care instructions. In use no probs but see below, I live now in Asia so no need for gloves - suspect this would be a big issue esp the rotating knobs, yes the front one on my example slips a little but not a big issue - snorkelling and changing settings while in the water do not mix at least not for me - set, forget chase fish!

One big issue I have is misting of inside of housing lens. I strongly suspect this is not a fault of my housing rather a combination of very high ambient humidity and high air / water temperature. Lens mists up after say 15 / 30 mins of being in the water and camera is not usable. If I put it in the shade (not having opened case) after few minutes mist clears but reappears after being in the sun / water. Any cure suggestions? Think pro scuba divers use a gell in housings but this will be difficult to obtain here.

Last point am using an Eye Fi mobi card so that I do not have to open housing while on beach / dive boat - works well with my iPad - read the prod description though as does have limitations.

John

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