Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/15

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From: afirkin at (
Date: Sat Mar 15 15:08:49 2008

I have used a number of ways to get to shore in the Arctic and Antarctic. 
The pelican case is great, but you don't "open" it up much on the water. I 
did from time to time. On my recent trip I had Ortlieb bags and a larger dry 
sac. The bag was big enough to hold the DMR and lens and the sac held the 
rest. When we got to shore I would unload the sac, leave it at the landing 
and hike about with the rest. I also found a water proof pack in 
Longyearbean, but though it was great, it was difficult to open and unload. 
I used it only when it was likely to rain.

On the zodiacs, I had my DMR and 70-180 zoom. A large plastic bag was put 
over the lens with a hold for the sun shade. I held it there with thick 
rubber bands. Now the only thing exposed to "splash" was the sun-shade and 
the filter ---- yes, with salt water I did use filters ;-) The bag could be 
pulled back over the camera with the larger open end over the body, but the 
opening is big enough to hold your hands etc to operate the camera from 
behind the plastic cover. Once used to it, it worked like a dream. 


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Mark Rabiner
Sent: Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:50
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

> We are going to the Galapagos Islands on the 31st. Can anyone advise 
> me about  cases to keep your camera dry when going on a small boat 
> from ship to shore?
> Thanks,
> Mervin Stewart

I'd get a Turtle proof case.
Buff it up with Turtle wax; that repels them.

Mark William Rabiner

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