Introducing Outex – A (Somewhat) Affordable Underwater Housing Kit
I’ve always been fascinated with underwater photography. As you may recall, I even featured some of it from Nick Pugay last month. Not only is underwater photography incredibly complicated in terms of lighting, but its incredibly expensive too. Outex is looking to change that with their new underwater kit, but they need your help with their latest Kickstarter project.
Projects such has Blue by Chase Jarvis, and the recently featured Underwater Realm by Ben Von Wong have opened the general public to the idea of underwater photography. However, very little research will show how completely expensive underwater kits can end up costing. Your very basic kits cost $1,000 and the price quickly jumps to well over $2000 if you’re looking for something with a little more functionality. Outex is looking to cut that cost with their new Kickstarter project, and cutting that cost to as low as $375 for an underwater housing kit.
Unlike most underwater kits available for DSLRs, Outex is made of a rubberized material, allowing you to manage all the functions of your camera, unlike many of the stiff plastic competitors. But perhaps the most interesting part of the Outex system is how its modular. You’re able to add a flash to your housing kit, tripod kits and more. Not only that, but because of its design, its able to be used with many different cameras. So if you’re shooting with a Canon 1D X, or a simple point and shoot, the Outex should work for you. The installation looks pretty simple and painless as well.
Outex is still in its Kickstarter phase, so if you’d like to see this product in production, click here and donate!