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Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight for Canon Waterproof Cases

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The Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1 is an additional (sold separately) accessory to the Canon Waterproof Case that can be used to prevent the case from floating while taking pictures underwater. Four pieces of weight, plastic pins and weight securing screws are included in the WW-DC1 package.

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CanonWW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (19)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good depth range (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Diving (18)
    • Snorkeling (12)
    • Lake (10)
    • Swimming pool (7)
    • Underwater photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (9), Casual photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Functional but imperfect.

    Overall, I am happy with this purchase. I used these with Canon's waterproof housing (WP-DC8) on a total of 6 dives and a couple of snorkel trips. However, I would like to...Read complete review

    Overall, I am happy with this purchase. I used these with Canon's waterproof housing (WP-DC8) on a total of 6 dives and a couple of snorkel trips. However, I would like to make others aware of a couple of small points.

    You might think that there is nothing special about designing weights for a camera case, but after using these I can say there is some room for improvement. First, and most importantly, I never felt truly satisfied that the weights were secure on Canon's own case. If you grab the weights and give them a slight twist the screw will no longer be tight. The weights never came off, but it is all too easy to loosen them and I will probably find a way to add some grip to the screw the next time.

    Second, the weights are stainless steel, a fact that you will appreciate if you are making multiple dives on vacation. However, the screw that holds them on the housing is not, so my bottom plate has a rust stain as does the screw (it's quite silly really).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Expenisve for what you get.

    I purchased this to add to the Canon housing for the SD1200 camera.
    Though the weights were a recommended accessory for this housing they were only available to purchase as a set of four...Read complete review

    I purchased this to add to the Canon housing for the SD1200 camera.
    Though the weights were a recommended accessory for this housing they were only available to purchase as a set of four weights - this housing required only one weight, so now I have three additional unneeded weights.
    I attached the weight to the housing and used for approximately 20 dives last week - rinsing the entire housing in fresh water after every use. After only a few dives it began to show signs of rust. Though the weight does control the bouyancy issue I am not pleased with the rusting issue. I previously had an Olympus housing which had a similar added weight and had no rusting after approximately two years of use.

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    4.0

    WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight for Canon

    By pquadrini

    from Rome, Italy

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Seals Easily
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Underwater Photography

      Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

      perfect for my case

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      • No

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      5.0

      Not necessary for Canon S100

      By Flashy

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

            All good - except not necessary for Canon S100's waterproof case (WP-DC43) which is already perfectly balanced with a very slight positive boyancy.

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            • No

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            4.0

            bought again

            By waterlogged

            from New York State

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Loaded Equipment

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Underwater Photography

              Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

              4 weights recommended for G10 = only 1/2 lb, so a convenience not a necessity. Neutral bouyancy w/ weights; w/o weights Canon G10 UW housing is like balloon attached to your wrist via strap. Although I tightened screw, bumping rectangular weights had enough leverage to loosen and those weights are now on sea floor in Belize. Bought another set plus stainless lock washers. Last month, another diver with Canon G10 housing + weights had added coiled cord and carabineer clip which added just enough weight so that camera sank as it unclipped when she returned to boat. Luckily, I was below and caught sinking camera. So, if you add anything, check bouyancy and adjust number of weight pieces.

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              4.0

              Weights for Waterproof Case

              By Jeanne

              from Austin, Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Loaded Equipment

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Underwater Photography

                Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                You are going to need these weights when using the Canon waterproof cases under water. Got these for a WP-DC28 case for use with the Canon Powershot G10 camera. Why not make your underwater experience as carefree as possible? Very easy to install on the case.

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                5.0

                Finally neutrally buoyant!

                By John

                from houston, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Underwater Photography
                  • Waterproofing Cameras

                  Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                  Excellent way to get case to be neutral. Helps when skin diving and taking pictures.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Exactly as described

                  By Addicted to underwater photography

                  from Indian River, Michigan

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Diving
                    • Snorkeling

                    Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                    Easy to find the appropriate weight set for my underwater housing. [...] Packaging and instructions good. Can't wait to try it out on the next dive.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Simple but elegant

                    By Gery

                    from Lithia, FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Diving
                      • Snorkeling

                      Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                      These case weights are easy to prepare and place on the underwater housing and provide the proper boyancy for taking underwater pictures.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Sink

                      By seadub

                      from Ellensburg, WA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving
                        • Lake
                        • Snorkeling
                        • Swimming Pool

                        Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                        Weighted the case like a dream! Two weights made the case and camera neutrally buoyant in saltwater. Worked great while diving.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Functionality & Easy to Use

                        By Scuba Sensations

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Small

                        Cons

                        • Screw Loosens at Times

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving

                        Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                        I am an avid scuba diver and I use these weights with my Canon G11 and Canon Underwater Housing WP-DC34. When I first got the camera and housing, I did not get the weights. Taking photos was a little difficult because my setup tended to float. Now, I use the four weights that come with the set, and it makes underwater photography much easier. Also, when my cameras is clipped to my BCD, instead of it floating around my head, now it just hangs down out of my way. The weights are super easy to use and attach. Also, they work with multiple cameras. You can use more or less weight. The only downside I found, is they tend to loosen up sometimes. I recommend using a screw diver to tighten it down just a bit more than hand tight, but do not crank it down too hard. If you have a camera and Canon housing, get these. Worth every bit of the money. I am not sure, but they may also work on other housings.

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                        5.0

                        Gotta Have Weights

                        By starfish

                        from U S

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Depth Range

                        Cons

                        • Need to wash off

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving
                        • Lake
                        • Snorkeling

                        Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                        If you are an underwater photo geek you gotta have these weights. They keep your camera at neutral bouyancy. It doesn't sink or rise to the top if you happen to let go. Makes it easier to swim with the camera too

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                        5.0

                        A must have!

                        By Jenn

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                            In order to make your Canon underwater housing either negatively or neutrally buoyant, these weights are a must!

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                            • No

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                            2.0

                            Expenisve for what you get.

                            By skcdiver

                            from Key Largo, FL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Controlled bouyancy
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Expensive
                            • Rusting after one week

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                              I purchased this to add to the Canon housing for the SD1200 camera.
                              Though the weights were a recommended accessory for this housing they were only available to purchase as a set of four weights - this housing required only one weight, so now I have three additional unneeded weights.
                              I attached the weight to the housing and used for approximately 20 dives last week - rinsing the entire housing in fresh water after every use. After only a few dives it began to show signs of rust. Though the weight does control the bouyancy issue I am not pleased with the rusting issue. I previously had an Olympus housing which had a similar added weight and had no rusting after approximately two years of use.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect Weight for Waterproof Case

                              By JBRhee

                              from Redondo Beach, CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Diving
                                • Lake
                                • Snorkeling
                                • Swimming Pool

                                Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                                I bought these weights for my DC35 waterproof case for my Canon S90. I was told that if you're going to be using the camera underwater, this will make things much easier. This could not be more true. Without the weights your arms will get too tired underwater. I'm sure there are ways you could make the water proof case not float without these weights, perhaps by attaching a weight of your own, but this fits the waterproof case perfectly.

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                                3.0

                                Nice but not necessary

                                By vegaskevin

                                from Las Vegas, NV

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Diving
                                  • Lake
                                  • Snorkeling
                                  • Swimming Pool

                                  Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                                  I found they got in the way, but they did add the necessary weight to stop the camera from floating. I was not underwater for long, so I didn't need them. If you were a diver you may find differently.

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                                  5.0

                                  Definitely worth adding on

                                  By BWolg

                                  from Roseville, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Diving

                                    Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                                    Keeps your UW housing from floating, which is a real pain when scuba diving. Not really needed if only snorkeling.

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                                    5.0

                                    Must-Haves for the UW housing!

                                    By Antarcticgecko

                                    from San Diego, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Diving
                                      • Lake

                                      Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                                      These are essential for the housings. Did a dive without them, and the camera kept floating up and hitting me in the head - very annoying! But these weights keep the camera low (clipped to BC with a carabiner) and allows me to just pull it up when I'm ready to take a picture.

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                                      5.0

                                      WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight

                                      By MarcVA

                                      from Annandale, VA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Diving
                                        • Lake
                                        • Snorkeling
                                        • Swimming Pool

                                        Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                                        You'll need them if you're going scuba diving. May not need them for snorkeling. They make the camera/case easier to handle when it is underwater.

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                                        5.0

                                        Worked as described

                                        By Tom

                                        from Honolulu, HI

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Functional

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Diving

                                          Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                                          Easy to install, made the camera neutrally buoyant. Worked well.

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                                          3.0

                                          Nice to have add-on but definetely not e

                                          By PPCunha

                                          from Brazil

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Functional
                                          • Good Depth Range

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Diving
                                            • Lake
                                            • Snorkeling
                                            • Swimming Pool

                                            Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                                            I was used to a Nikonos V with a 15mm lens and to a Nikon D70 in an Aquatica Housing, both negative buoyant. When I bought a Canon G11 and a WP-DC34 housing, I found it annoying that it was slightly positive buoyant.

                                            The WW-DC1 weights solve the problem in a very nice and "professional" way, but if you want to save some money you can just use a small piece of lead and two-sided tape to fix it in the housing.

                                            Overall, buy it if you want a clean solution to make your housing negative.

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                                            5.0

                                            A must for underwater photography.

                                            By restlessnic31

                                            from Tortola, British Virgin Islands

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Functional

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Diving

                                            Comments about Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight:

                                            These weights are a MUST for using any of the Canon underwater housings when diving... if you only snorkel or are concerned about keeping the camera protected when boating or at the beach, they're not so important - as a matter of fact, you may prefer to have the housing float if you're not underwater, you don't really want it suspended below the surface, or heaven forbid sinking, if you don't have dive gear handy.

                                            I have been a professional dive instructor, a commercial underwater diver and now am a marine surveyor. I have spent a lot of time taking photographs in and around the water for the last 18 years.

                                            Some of my work is done at the surface and some underwater with SCUBA equipment, but recently, most of my usage of the Canon underwater housing has been taking shots while in the water escaping the tropical heat watching (and photographing) the sun going down. For something like that, the weights are not necessary.

                                            If you are going to use the system diving in fresh water (lakes or springs) chances are you'll need to experiment with the number of weights needed; I find that 3x as recommend for the WP-DC21 and the Canon G-9 is perfect for tropical salt water diving.

                                            These weights, and the retaining screw are all stainless steel. That said, "stainless" steel still rusts (stains) only to a lesser degree than plain steel. You'll still need to take proper care of the weights just like you'll need to take care of the housing and "O"-ring. I normally carry a bucket and a gallon-jug of fresh water with me so that once I've finished diving/snorkeling, I can submerge the camera/housing/weights completely. I normally leave the rig submerged overnight or, if pressed for time, a minimum of 2-hours.

                                            Additionally, I remove the weights between uses and polish with stainless steel polish whenever I see the beginning of any corrosion.

                                            Overly conservative? Probably, but I've lived in a corrosive, salt water environment for almost 20 years and have learned alot about taking care of all kinds of stuff over that period.

                                            This is a great product, anyone complaining about it doesn't understand how best to use it and/or take care of it.

                                            Oh yeah, if you use a quarter to tighten the retaining screw, you'll not have to worry about it being loose.

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