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Old 03-07-2014   #1
 
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How should I bring a camera on a river?

I just got a new camera to film with and I would like to bring it with me on the river in my kayak. How should I pack it so it stays dry and is protected from being damaged. It would also be nice if it was easily accessible. I was thinking a dry box?

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Pelican. They come in all sizes. You are going to have to sacrifice readily accessible for protection though. I have the same problem. There have been some missed shots but oh well. My $1600 camera is safe.
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Go Pro dude!
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Way ahead of you

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Go Pro dude!
Already have 3 of them... nice for action POV shots but not as great for 3rd person, thats why I have the other camera.
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Pelican. They come in all sizes. You are going to have to sacrifice readily accessible for protection though. I have the same problem. There have been some missed shots but oh well. My $1600 camera is safe.
Perfect, don't know how I didn't think of that!
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Peli case, small dry towel on top or two. Ziploc to put it in if you get it too wet. Make really, really sure nothing gets in the seal.

I have also used a tarmac chest pac in a NRS sea stow bag. Urethane coated nylon, not pvc - the kind that you can tell it is holding the seal by the air pressure. Miles and miles on that rig and as long as you make sure of your seal no problem.
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I take my SLR with me most days in my kayak and am very happy with my system. I use a Watershed with the padded liner. The camera fits snug inside the liner with a micro-fiber towel and accessories. The whole thing fits perfectly between my legs in my kayak and I clip it onto a piece of webbing I rigged to the boat. Here's a little write up about it with photos... my old camera is shown in the pictures.
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Some good info from Darrin Mcquoid's web site about photography. He uses the Watershed Ocoee

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I use a peli 1200 with foam. Also I would suggest use a bright color like yellow just in case something happens. If you have a bigger SLR try 1400
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Used the Watershed with the padded liner for my dslr Canon on a few trips and it protected my gear great. Flipped a mini max in Westwater and the bag was submerged for a couple rapids and it stayed dry, just a little moisture on the camera, but nothing that would damage it. I put it in a large ziplock now just for a extra layer.
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