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Sep 13th, 2017 at 4:51am
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Im doing the logistics of a kayak trip down the Arawhata valley. Working on the odds of a dunking.... where can I get water tight containers for my camera/lens?
  

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Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 6:56am
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plenty of lunchbox type options out there....tape seams for exta insurance
whatever you get.weigh it down and stick it in sink of water for awhile to double check it will work.

something with screwtop SHOULD be safer,just a matter of finding size that works,or go drybag route.
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 7:19am
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Pelican cases are the only way to go - a little expensive but guaranteed waterproof and crush proof:
https://www.rubbermonkey.co.nz/Cases-Bags/Pelican-Hard-Cases
If you change cameras you can always get new pick'n'pluck foam, can also carry other valuables, will last a lifetime (and no not on their payroll).
Lunch boxes no good (except for lunches) and how much tape do you take to keep re-sealing it?
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 2nd, 2017 at 10:43pm
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yes I think just to be absolutely certain, the pelican is the way to go. I thought about the duck tape one but there is always the possibility of water getting in... Keep me sammies dry as well...!
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 12:44am
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drybags are easier to squash into tight spaces on a Kayak. Been hit by hard cases when rafting the Motu, and would go soft cases every time now. Use sleeping mat foam and duct tape to make protective sleeves for lenses, bodies etc.
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 4th, 2017 at 8:16pm
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Pelican cases are the go-but expensive.
Have a look at these cases from Bunnings--I have 2 of them for storing camera gear-They have a waterproof seal and can take hard knocks--got cut out type foam inside so you can make snug cavities for gear.
Just a thought.
https://www.bunnings.co.nz/craftright-tool-safe-case-465x360x175mm_p05810252
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