Cabo Review by Andy Giraud of andygphoto.com/ describing his Outex use on a recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
In military situations the environment is often unpredictable. As a Soldier, I want reliable results from the equipment I know and trust. In Afghanistan, conditions were harsh on all of my camera equipment, but ruggedness is just as important as size and weight. I needed to travel light and be quick on my feet. I used OUTEX to protect my Nikon D-40, keeping out sand and dust without incident.
Underwater and water-sport photography needn’t be so daunting. Outex makes a range of fully waterproof molded latex covers for DSLRs ($250-400, depending on the model) with glass lens ports to maintain the best possible image quality while photographing in sopping wet environments.
I used an Outex setup for a canyoning adventure where I followed a creek down a narrow canyon. To give you an idea of how wet this trip was, I was wearing a lifejacket, a helmet, and a full-length, hooded 5mm wetsuit. The day included sliding down slick rocks rappelling down waterfalls and, where the pools were deep enough, jumping off 35-foot high waterfalls. I was taking pictures the whole time and holding my camera to my chest as I made the big jumps.
Chris Burkard; from Pismo Beach, California. I have served as a freelance photographer for various publications and a staff photographer for Surfer magazine and Surfline.com. Recent Projects: Trips with Surfer Magazine to India & Mexico. Trips with Patagonia to Nicaragua, Japan, and to Tahiti for Keith Malloy’s Bodysurf film Come Hell or High Water. Awards include; LOOK Between Festival, Follow the Light Foundation, California Surf Project, Red Bull illume Project.