27 Jun Underwater With The Fujifilm X-T1
Source: Maclean Photographic
A few weeks ago I bought a waterproof housing for my Fujifilm X-T1 and tested in the local rock pools here in Dunbar (CLICK HERE). I bought this DICAPAC Waterproof Case for the landing trip to Bass Rock that I had booked and the idea was to capture some underwater shots of the Gannets diving for fish which is thrown in the water by the skipper of the tour boat.
Yesterday I finally got to try the new underwater housing in the Firth of Forth. Now I need to explain how the housing was used.
The DICAPAC case was attached to my Manfrotto monopod by the means of a Mini Clamp. The monopod has a clip and this was attached to one of the connectors on the waterproof case and then I attached a Peak Design leash to the case which was then attached to my wrist. There was no way that the camera and case was going anywhere should it become detached from the clamp.
When doing my tests I found the case, which is airtight obviously, tended to flip up and point towards the sky. I solved this problem with a wire coat hanger which was shaped into a U and fitted down each side of the case. I taped off the ends of the wire so the it didn’t puncture the bag.
Because the WiFi on the X-T1 doesn’t work underwater (there isn’t enough signal strength through the water) I resorted to setting the camera to Interval Timer, setting the camera