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Waterproof case speedlights

Postby JoostM » May 18, 2016 3:47 am

Hello,

has anyone experience with a waterproof case for speedlights?
I have bought 2 Yongnuo flashes and I want to use them in a wet cave.
I have no idea how to keep them dry.

Has anyone an idea?

Thanks and greetings from Belguim.
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Re: Waterproof case speedlights

Postby chac » May 18, 2016 11:21 am

Hi JoostM,

I use Darren Barrels (aka Darren Drums) that I line with thin neoprene. These are very water and mud resistant, but not suitable for underwater use. These are durable and relatively inexpensive. I believe they are made on your side of the pond.

http://www.solentplastics.co.uk/marine- ... egs-drums/
http://www.hitchnhike.co.uk/acatalog/ex ... rrels.html

Depending on how wet or muddy the cave is, you will need another barrel for towels where you first dry your hands and strobe barrel, before you open the strobe storage barrel. If these barrels are too flimsy, then look at Pelican or Otter Box alternatives ($$). A further alternative is building your own dry box or tube with Schedule 80 PVC tubing. Using an o-ring seal for the "lid", these are quite water and pressure proof. They are also a bit heavy. :big grin:

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Re: Waterproof case speedlights

Postby JoostM » May 18, 2016 2:05 pm

Jim,

I use one of those Darren Drums to carry my gear around in the cave.
I am looking for a case that I can fire the speedlights whilst keeping them protected.

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