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PostPosted: August 5th, 2019, 8:17 am 
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There will be other sources besides B&H... this appeared in an email.

These should float if they fall overboard, the touchscreen should work through the case if it is the thin flexible type, and photos can be taken through a clear lens. GPS should also work when tracking, although I couldn't find any description of this.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/mobi ... ses/Ntt/0/

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PostPosted: August 5th, 2019, 10:34 am 
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I have 1 of those, bought elsewhere. I don't like the idea of shooting thru that flex plastic though. I would expect much distortion or loss of resolution.

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PostPosted: August 5th, 2019, 11:07 am 
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I've got a number of different cases from very cheap to very expensive and they all suck when taking pictures through them.


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PostPosted: August 5th, 2019, 9:18 pm 
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I use a Lifeproof waterproof case on my smartphone as an everyday case. Works well.

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PostPosted: August 6th, 2019, 6:01 am 
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Yup I have a Lifeproof too and the pictures suck :-(


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PostPosted: August 6th, 2019, 7:12 am 
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Prospector16 wrote:
Yup I have a Lifeproof too and the pictures suck :-(


Maybe it's the photographer???? Jes sayin' :lol:

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PostPosted: August 6th, 2019, 7:55 am 
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Shooting photos through plastic will degrade image quality... the better cases are said to have optical quality glass in the window that the camera shoots through, shouldn't degrade quality worse than shooting through a skylight filter on an SLR. Reviews describe image quality as good, etc.

But OK, not getting one, sticking with the plastic bag, cheap, reliable and it floats.


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PostPosted: August 6th, 2019, 8:55 am 
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I bought the 1 you showed for less than $20!!

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PostPosted: August 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm 
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No the image gets distorted by the case so not the photographer in that case.


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PostPosted: August 7th, 2019, 9:21 am 
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I find my gopro takes pretty good pics through its waterproof housing - at least as good as a lot of smartphone pics. So I keep the smartphone stowed away when at "sea" and use the gopro. Smartphone I use more on "land"


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PostPosted: August 7th, 2019, 11:20 am 
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I use a dog & bone wetsuit case, better pics than the lifeproof. It is a very slim waterproof case.

Only big miss from your requirements is it doesn't float.


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Attach a piece of foam and Bob's yer uncle

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Prospector16 wrote:
No the image gets distorted by the case so not the photographer in that case.

Humorous! :D

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PostPosted: August 29th, 2019, 8:28 am 
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Shooting photos through plastic will degrade image quality... the better cases are said to have optical quality glass in the window that the camera shoots through, shouldn't degrade quality worse than shooting through a skylight filter on an SLR. Reviews describe image quality as good, etc.

But OK, not getting one, sticking with the plastic bag, cheap, reliable and it floats.


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That's my travel case, right there. It only takes an extra 2 seconds to extract the phone. I upgraded my case to 'freezer bag' quality for an extra $1 :P


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