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#1 offthegrid

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:39 PM

Where you can actually use the camera and that will go below snorkeling depths?

Yeah, I know it's not a real camera, and you wouldn't use it for any professional work, but you can get some decent quality stuff out of the iPhone 4. It has it's uses, and it fits in a pocket.

The iDive really seems to be the only housing for it, but only allows iPod controls.

Only those bag style things, that can only got to about 20' let you use the camera.

#2 Captain_Caveman

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:11 AM

Only Ewa-Marine as far as I know.

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#3 offthegrid

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:43 AM

Are you sure about that?
Have you actually used it or know anyone who has.

The description on the site is a little vague, but it looks as though it's either rated for 300'!
Or just meant to keep water and sand out, and not even used for diving.

#4 Balrog

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:30 AM

The bag might be good for 300' but whether you i-phone gets crushed is another matter. I strongly suspect there won't be enough light to use it below 20' anyway.

I see what you are trying to achieve but you would be far better off with a cheap compact imo.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 03:59 PM

The bag might be good for 300' but whether you i-phone gets crushed is another matter.

Very good point, which is why I'd really prefer a "real" housing.

I strongly suspect there won't be enough light to use it below 20' anyway.

Did I forget to update my location? Not in NJ anymore. I think especially in video mode you could go much deeper and have enough light, if you're diving in clear water. Remember I'm not expecting professional results.

I see what you are trying to achieve but you would be far better off with a cheap compact imo.

Nah, I'm a bum on a boat. Last thing I need is another toy aboard. It's all about versatility/multi use items. I may try fabbing something.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:51 AM

FYI - Just got a response. The Ewa-Marine recommends only about 10' max on their housing, even less than the others.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:52 PM

Check out Otter casesOtter cases

Not sure if the iPhone cases are UW. but I got one for an iPod Nano that I use to swim laps with.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:31 AM

They were the first ones I looked at. Even the GIANT iPhone case isn't even waterproof, let alone submersible.

But one of the small plane cases, may work for a DIY housing, or at least a first prototype.

Only rated for 100', but under $20 too.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:38 PM

I've got the iDive 300 and can confirm itunes controls only; no camera or touch screen so apps are out too. I've only dived it with the iphone 3G, but expect a 4 will fit in it without issues.

Doesn't really help you for camera use, but it's a great ways to pass a few hours of deco.
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