Posted 12 July 2005 - 12:02 PM
Is there a need for me to use silica gel packages for my WP-DC70 housing??
(for the Canon SD500) If I'm not removing the camera until I'm back in my hotel room, is there a need for this??
Where would I buy this stuff anyway,..I've seen it come in shoe boxes and so on, but not sure if it's the same stuff.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:49 PM
Posted 13 July 2005 - 10:22 AM
I guess if I'm not opening it outside, it should be fine.
What does it do, exactly?? Remove any moisture/condensation from the inside of the housing?
Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:32 AM
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:02 PM
But, for the other models it mentions using the silica gel. I'm wondering if it's different for this model, since it's one of the newest point and shoot digital cameras for Canon.
This is what you get for my camera model:
And this is what you get from some of the other models:
Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:35 PM
Take some silica bags with you, if the housing will start fogging put it in, if not even better.
You can help prevent the fogging by packing the camera inside the housing in relative dry place, like in a/c room.
Nikon D200, Ikelite housing, Dual SB105.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:56 PM
You know, I always have to through out those little silica gel packets all the time, and now when I need them, where are they!
Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:18 PM
As to the flood I had, when I disassembled the housing afterwards it seemed there was a sand grain in the O-ring that I missed. All I can recommend is to be really careful when sealing the housing and make sure there is nothing in the way of the o-ring that will prevent sealing...and if you have a chance, give it a dunk in the bathtub, sink, or bucket and look for bubbles or signs of leaking before you take it into the salt water. In fact if you haven't done that yet, it is a good idea to check the empty housing to make sure all is OK.....
Posted 13 July 2005 - 08:05 PM
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