Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight

Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight for Canon Waterproof Cases

Canon WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight for Canon Waterproof Cases

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Canon WW-DC1 overview

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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.

UPC: 013803045666
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Canon WW-DC1 specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 4.1 x 1.0"

Canon WW-DC1 reviews

WW-DC1 Waterproof Case Weight is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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).
Date published: 2008-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from bought again 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.
Date published: 2012-05-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2010-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't Bother if housing only needs 1 wt. I have a WP-DC22 case that suggested using 1 weight. Without the weight the case was slightly buoyant, and slightly negative with the weight. The weight helps keep the camera vertical in the water, but how many underwater subject require a vertical camera? While diving I find I hold the camera horizontal, it was more of a strain and less comfortable to hold the camera with the weight. Also I think I prefer a camera that would slowly float to the surface if dropped rather than sink into the abyss. The weights might be more beneficial for a case that needs more than one.
Date published: 2009-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Weight for Waterproof Case 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.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not necessary for Canon S100 All good - except not necessary for Canon S100's waterproof case (WP-DC43) which is already perfectly balanced with a very slight positive boyancy.
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for diving... Used in Hawaii for the first time. Thanks to another review I was warned it was needed. Only used one weight out of 4 and the camera sank. It screws onto bottom with provided screw (no tools needed). Also comes with extra screw and weights. No weights the camera floats, so if your not using it for diving, you won't need the weights. For diving use one weight and she will sink.
Date published: 2008-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for underwater photography. 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.
Date published: 2009-10-24
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