Most of the real action at the beach happened in the water while my camera sat safely in a bag at our little beach camp. I thought about getting a waterproof bag of some sort but unsure of my options – I chose nothing.
Never again. I love watching my kids play in the ocean. I would love to have photos of their faces as waves approach and crash into them.
We have a trip to the Myrtle Beach in May. I will figure out how to safely get my camera in the ocean by then.
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5D MKII and 7D are both weather sealed, so no problem there. L lenses are also sealed, so any old 24-105 f4 (kit lens for 5D) will be sealed with the UV filter on it.
Should withstand splashing around, although not full immersion in water 🙂
I’d like to be able to fall in the surf and not worry. Or grab a submerged child while holding the camera.
I’m looking something along these lines: http://amzn.com/B0045T45L2
I wouldn’t risk dunking my DSLR in a plastic bag 🙂
Maybe just get a toughened compact camera? Good housings cost as much as a decent compact. Added benefit is not being afraid of beach/dune sand getting in your lens rings.
Granted, quality and handling will suffer, but recent compacts do have good quality in good light.