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  • #3147
    PaulyO
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    Got a new D70 any suggestions on a dope case?

    #23344
    Phitty
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    Whatever case you buy, dont throw it off a waterfall and expect it to float.
    If they land flat they can pop open.

    River: 2 cameras: 0
    1 Otter Box and 1 Peli.

    #23345
    C1-Etienne
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    The otter Box and Pelican are made by the same manufacturer no ?

    #23346
    surfboy
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    Otterboxes are a price point drybox and I would not trust my camera to one.
    Gaia soft bags are excellant as well. Heavy duty welded bags with nylon Drysuit zippers.

    John Mason

    #23347
    Mike K
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    i have been using a pelli case for my cameras and when i worked as a video boater, never had a problem with them. they are awesome

    #23348
    ladutton
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    "PaulyO":369izuhp wrote:
    Got a new D70 any suggestions on a dope case?[/quote:369izuhp]

    For a D70 you need a Pelican case. Otter is ok for small boxes but not the size you need. I have twice hauled my Canon Rebel XT through the heat, grit, dust, muddy water of the Grand Canyon. It was bounced, dropped and generally banged around without any problems.

    But a D70 + Pelican case isn’t light. Your next investment should be a Pentax W20 to stuff in your PFD and generally keep handy for when the good camera is safely stowed away! The pictures are quite stunning for a small camera– but wipe the drops off the lense before taking a picture.

    #23349
    McCoy
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    Otter Model 8000 for small cameras. <img loading=” title=”Very Happy” /> High vis flourescent yellow for colour blind people. Extra room for foam padding and cut out for spare batteries. Dropped it, floated it without incident. Cheaper than Pelican too.

    McCoy

    #23350
    Ray-C
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    Depends where you want to bring it.

    On the Ottawa, and other deep water play rivers, I use a Watershed Ocoee drybag (very water-tight) and put it between my legs. Easy to access, and I can fit a D70, a couple lenses, flash unit and lunch. It’s good for traveling too because it’s light weight and foldable/packable. They also sell a fleece liner to pad your camera a bit; but it won’t do anything if it starts getting beat down on some rocks.

    Creeking, I use multiple Peli-cases; body and 1 lens (or flash unit) in one, extra lenses in the other, stuffed in the stern.

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