Usefulness of pistol grip for underwater housing

Started 5 months ago | Questions thread
Barmaglot_07 Regular Member • Posts: 214
Re: Usefulness of pistol grip for underwater housing

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

It's not just a plastic handle - there is a two-stage electronic trigger and a cable that penetrates the housing and plugs into the camera's USB port, see here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BffEpkynx0u/

That seems risky, and/or weird. Does the handle mount to a hole in the bottom of the housing, or is there some way of running that wire through a grommet? Does sound risky for depth.

I don't have the housing (yet - planning to order it when I get home next week, without the pistol grip option), but looking at photos, there is an opening in the bottom of the housing, which is normally covered by a screw-in plug:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0897/7576/products/04.jpg?v=1517548377

The four threaded holes around it are used to mount the pistol grip. The grip is meant to be used for surf photography on the surface, and it's likely not very resistant to pressure, hence the warning by Aquadrone not to take it below 20 meters.

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