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Waterproof camera bags

If you’re only slightly adventurous and take your precious Leica camera for an occasional spin on the water, this post might be of interest to you.

I’ve been on the water quite a few times and although I enjoyed these trips a lot, I didn’t take much pictures. Why? Simple, because I had to pack my camera bag into a dry bag with a roll top closure. Unpacking and repacking the camera took literally minutes, so you can imagine what happened.

Because I will spend a lot of time on the water next year (more about that later), I definitely wanted a waterproof camera bag. And I found one. I even found two! Ortlieb has been a the number one manufacturer of waterproof bags for outdoor enthusiasts. Recently, they introduced a product line with YKK AQUASEAL waterproof zippers. These bags are submersible up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Far more than I want my cameras to put through. The good thing is: these bags are just as accessible  as regular camera bags with a zipper. I’ve tested them yesterday very quickly, but a more in depth review will follow!