Help: underwater housing for Panasonic Lumix TZ3 needed!

Discussion in 'Paddling Photography' started by westcoastwill, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. westcoastwill

    westcoastwill Paddler

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    Got bad new from my online camera store today, they have shipped my last order of the new Panasonic Lumix TZ3 but can not get a hold of the matching underwater housing, before i go on my trip on June 23rd.:evil:

    Any idea, where in Vancouver or Victoria i could get my hands on that thing?
    Lens&Shutter on Broadway or Leos camera supply on Granville maybe?:idea:

    Thanks for your help!

    :wink:

    servus

    Willi
     
  2. Steve_Fairbairn

    Steve_Fairbairn Paddler

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    I recently went on a hunt for an underwater housing for an Olympus camera and called all the likely suspects - Lens & Shutter, Leo's, Broadway Camera, Kerrisdale Cameras, LD, the big boxes, etc. and discovered that the only store that had any housing of any kind in inventory was Kerrisdale Cameras and they only had older housings. The story I got from all of them was that underwater housings are special order items and virtually nobody stocks them in their own inventory. I was quoted about 3 weeks to get the one I wanted. I ended up getting an underwater camera instead.
     
  3. sushiy

    sushiy Paddler

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    Hi Willie, did you try Panasonic's website fordirect sales?
    http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wc ... 0000005702

    How about the shipping address to be ...let's say Mark's place in Victoria?
    If they sell it only to USA address, I am happy to get it for you and give it to you at the trip in July, or send it to whoever convinient to you in Canada. Just let me know.
     
  4. westcoastwill

    westcoastwill Paddler

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    Hi Sushiy!

    thank you very much for the link and kind offer! i called panasonic in Vienna today, they promised me to send a housing next monday, if that does not work out, can i send you a p.m?

    will wait for you guys on thursday at the ferry in Otter Bay.

    :wink: 8) :D
     
  5. sushiy

    sushiy Paddler

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    Of course willie :)
    I enjoy your pics very much, you make me want quit my job and go paddling.
     
  6. westcoastwill

    westcoastwill Paddler

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    Hi Sushiy!

    just got an email from my camera shop, the housing for the lumix tz3 is there, waiting for me, ready to pick it up! This is great!:D

    but wait a minute: the panasonic online store charges 200 us $ for the thing, how come that my shop wants 280 euros = 380 us $ for the same housing? :x :evil: :roll:

    i smell something rotten in the state of Austria! :twisted:

    anyway, thanks again for your great offer, sushiy,

    c u on Pender! :wink:

    servus

    Willi
     
  7. sushiy

    sushiy Paddler

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    I guess they talked with your banker to find out how much you like to spend money on kayaking :lol:
    You just have to take a lot of pics to make it worth the money :)