Diy Waterproof Camera

diy waterproof camera

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DIY Acrylic Water housing

DIY Acrylic Water housing

Here is my newest water housing. It is the fourth one I've built and the third made of acrylic.

The main reason I build this one was to see how small I could get it. It fits the camera much tighter that the previous ones that were just rectangular prisms. You can see that at points the camera is practically touching the acrylic.

The main body is made of 3/8 and 1/2 inch acrylic (plexiglass) and the lens port is 1/4 inch PVC. That is why it has the blue tint to it. The latches and trigger hardware was ordered from Ikelite, a housing manufacturer. The screws and such came from Ace hardware.

To build this I used a router, a radial saw, a dremel tool and a belt sander. The pieces were first glued with acrylic cement that is very thin and then all the joints were later glued again with a thicker cement that made more of a solid joint.

As you can see the lens port is removable. This one is for my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8. Next I will make one for my Tokina 12-24mm. That is the lens I use for wakeboarding.

Cost: ~$120. The latches were really expensive and the acrylic very cheap.

Underwater fun

Underwater fun

I made myself a rather DIY waterproof enclosure for my camera. Simply by affixing a clear UV filter to two plastic ziploc bags. It was completely waterproof, and i could adjust setting and see photos.

I went shooting with it first time at noon on sunday and had problems focusing since the water pressed the plastic against my lens preventing it from moving very well underwater. So the next time it was after supper, i had a plastic cup affixed to the camera that created a space around the lens to create freedom of movement. It was a little too dark to shoot with ambient light only by then so i used flash, also simply made waterproof by using two plastic bags.

Strobist info: One flash, 1/4 power at surface of water.

diy waterproof camera

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