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Outex: A ‘Drysuit’ Housing for Your DSLR That Won’t Break the Bank

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Waterproof housings for your DSLR typically come in two varieties: cheap bags that leave you wanting more in way of results, or extremely expensive cases that leave your bank account wanting more in way of funds. Outex hits a happy medium, providing much higher quality results than your typical bag housing for between $250 and $400 depending on your camera.

Made of high-quality, extremely strong latex, Outex housings allow access to all of your buttons and your lens’ focusing apparatus in the same way a bag would. But unlike the cheap bag housings, the lens and viewfinder ports are glass, so the image quality is on par with much more expensive cases.

Here’s a video introduction to Outex’s products:

Finding an Outex cover that will fit your camera and lens is a cinch as well. All you have to do is visit their online store and select your camera, lens and accessories from the drop-down menus — the website then populates your cart with the needed equipment automatically.

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Outex is also constantly adding to their library of accessories and add-ons. Most recently, they launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund what they’re calling their “Big O,” a glass window that allows you to view your LCD while shooting with one of Outex housings.

Here’s that Kickstarter video:

The hope is that access to the LCD screen will expand their user base to HDSLR videographers, as well as mirrorless users, many of whom have to rely solely on the LCD to frame their shots.

To support their newest endeavor and get a discount on an Outex housing, head over to Kickstarter. Otherwise, to outfit your current camera sans “Big O,” you can head over to their website and use their automatic selection tool to customize an Outex suit for your set-up.