I was in your position a few years back and ended up buying the o-rings listed above. The problem is that you have to buy so many so I decided to sell 'kits' for $5 to recoup my costs. It was a fun project; I got to talk with people all over the world. But there aren't a lot of people using this housing any more so you will be stuck with a lot of o-rings you can't use. I have a set of them (just the ones used for the buttons and dial) if you want; just email me your address. They are getting old but have been stored in a cool, dark area. I just looked at them and they appear fine but remember, you get what you pay for Also, here is a web site of instructions on replacing them: http://www.digitaldi...015_service.pdf
Thanks Ben..I sent you info via WetPixel messages/email.
Thank you very much! This covers all the smaller o-rings. However, I did not see (or just missed) the very long o-ring seal for the front and back of the enclosure (uses a pair of them to seal back cover). Any suggestions? Thanks again...
You can also use hyperfocal length in manual focus to get around the autofocus time lag. Use manual focus to set the focal length to about 6 feet - everything from three feet to infinity will be in focus (at the widest lens setting and F/4). Just press the shutter to take the shots. Someone published a hyperfocal length table for the C-5050 several years ago; do a search and see if you can find it.
Here's a link to "street shooting" using preset focal distances.