El cheapo bag takes E-PL3 underwater!

Started Mar 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
RonFrank Senior Member • Posts: 2,130
Re: El cheapo bag takes E-PL3 underwater!

The bags rip and are good for maybe 10'. If you are planning on just snorkeling buy the bigger bag and work on holding your breath. Just don't drown! Free-divers often pass out and die, happens more than folks think.

The housing is good but kinda pricey, but the option for Panasonic housings are $2000 so not made by Panasonic or cheap.

For White balance you quickly loose red underwater. A custom WB setting works best but daylight works and shoot Raw. For UW shooting its often best to shoot up on the subject. So getting below the subject and shoot up.

Have fun with this and be careful as a ripped bag = a new camera. Cameras will not survive 1 second in saltwater. The housing starts to make sense once you ruin a camera, and you will if you do this much. The bag is great for rainy climates where you don't have to worry about soaking the camera. Not so great as a housing as they tear and get punctures, Coral is sharp.

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