Underwater Camera Cases and Housings for Fujifilm
Capturing memories from snorkeling and scuba diving adventures can be achieved through the use of underwater camera cases and housings for Fujifilm cameras. The cases are designed to prevent water from reaching the camera when swimming in oceans, lakes, and streams. Here are a few things to know if you want to take pictures while diving or snorkeling.How do you choose the right case cover?
There are several factors you need to consider when choosing the right case for your underwater camera to meet your photography needs. Among the factors you need to consider include:
- Dive Depths: You need to determine how far down you are going to dive in order to pick a case that can withstand the pressure at different depths. Each case will have a depth rating attached to it to show how far down you can go with it. Staying within the recommended depth guidelines helps to ensure your underwater photography photos are clear and the case won’t leak or implode. If you are a beginning diver who shouldn’t go farther down than 40 feet, a case rated for 40 feet is suitable. However, if you are a certified advanced diver, you should consider units that can safely reach 150 feet or more.
- Materials: There are two types of materials you can choose for the case: aluminum and/or polycarbonate. The decision on which materials to use rests on how much you plan on using the underwater Fujifilm camera. Aluminum housings are sturdier than polycarbonate ones and are designed for a lot of usages. However, if you are just going to dive a couple of times a year, the polycarbonate housing is suitable.
- Type of Control Buttons: Some units are made to be used in warm water while others are made for cold water. You need to make sure the control buttons are accessible in both conditions, especially if you are going to be wearing gloves. Gloves can interfere with your ability to push smaller control buttons.
- Accessory Connections: If you are going to attach extra equipment to the camera housing like lights and strobes, you need to make sure there are outlets on the housing so you can connect the accessories to the unit.
- Ports for Lens: The port in the housing serves as the window so the lens can take a picture. The port size should match the lens size to ensure you get a good picture under the water. If you have a telescopic lens, you should consider using a port extension so you have room to move the lens in and out for different style shots. A wide-angle lens with a curved dome is typically used to capture wide pictures of coral and other images.