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I get to use the Flextight X5 that my school has now. Going in on Saturday so I can do some scans on it.

There are also a couple of X1's but why use that when there's a X5.
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mmmmm delicious film scanner.........
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Has anyone here had any experience with under water photography? I'll be going to Barbados for a week at the end of April and every time I'm snorkelling along a nice piece of coastline I regret not having my camera. I know you can go all out and get camera body specific housings, but I don't have that much money to spend. I've been looking at bags like this as it would only be used at depths of about 10-20 metres at most.
    
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Has anyone here had any experience with under water photography? I'll be going to Barbados for a week at the end of April and every time I'm snorkelling along a nice piece of coastline I regret not having my camera. I know you can go all out and get camera body specific housings, but I don't have that much money to spend. I've been looking at bags like this as it would only be used at depths of about 10-20 metres at most.
Reviews don't look too hot on that in terms of quality of photos. The plastic between the subject and lens wouldn't be good for the quality. Look to see if you can rent an underwater camera?
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Reviews don't look too hot on that in terms of quality of photos. The plastic between the subject and lens wouldn't be good for the quality. Look to see if you can rent an underwater camera?
I was thinking that... Might be a little silly to stick a cheap piece of plastic in front of a lens that's worth hundreds of pounds... I'll have a look around at some reviews of similar products. I guess renting could be an option, I have a little Casio point and shoot that is waterproof up to 15m, but the photo quality underwater was pretty rubbish last time I used it.
    
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Has anyone here had any experience with under water photography? I'll be going to Barbados for a week at the end of April and every time I'm snorkelling along a nice piece of coastline I regret not having my camera. I know you can go all out and get camera body specific housings, but I don't have that much money to spend. I've been looking at bags like this as it would only be used at depths of about 10-20 metres at most.
Probably not a good idea as that bag is only rated for 15 feet (4.5 meters). I wouldn't use my DSLR in it. Why not just buy a waterproof P&S? Or you could rent a housing, though a quick Google search shows that it's fairly pricey.
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Has anyone here had any experience with under water photography? I'll be going to Barbados for a week at the end of April and every time I'm snorkelling along a nice piece of coastline I regret not having my camera. I know you can go all out and get camera body specific housings, but I don't have that much money to spend. I've been looking at bags like this as it would only be used at depths of about 10-20 metres at most.
I would get a fully hard plastic case, even if it prevented you from getting at some of the buttons. Gaskets are godly compared to the ziplock bag you're looking at.
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1: Get a periscope
2: Turn it upside down
3: Attach camera
4: Profit??
    
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Probably not a good idea as that bag is only rated for 15 feet (4.5 meters). I wouldn't use my DSLR in it. Why not just buy a waterproof P&S? Or you could rent a housing, though a quick Google search shows that it's fairly pricey.
I think it's worth it. Another option is to go with a high-end point and shoot. My cousin used to go snorkeling with a Canon G7 in a waterproof housing, and she has some very nice shots with it. Her husband also has a waterproof housing for a Nikon film SLR that I can't remember the model number of.

If you go snorkeling a lot, it's something to consider.
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Probably not a good idea as that bag is only rated for 15 feet (4.5 meters). I wouldn't use my DSLR in it. Why not just buy a waterproof P&S? Or you could rent a housing, though a quick Google search shows that it's fairly pricey.
Doh, my bad, I meant feet, not metres! I'm a little nervous at the thought of dunking my D70 in the sea, despite being in a 'waterproof' bag, and I can imagine myself absolutely cacking my pants the first time I do it. Obviously I'd test it with nothing inside first just to test for water-tightness. Not sure I'd ever consider submerging the 17-55 f2.8, either!

I'll have a look see if I can perhaps rent a decent camera specific housing or something, as I can't see myself using my camera under water apart from on holiday, as the UK's not exactly known for it's crystal clear waters, or even sunlight for that matter!
    
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