Post by crowesnest3 on Sept 20, 2009 9:50:24 GMT -8
ok guys , anybody have any info or source of info about the ondiphot camera housing/French /circa 1952? My father, Bill Crowe, was using this camera outfit when diving Caribbean in the early 50,s. Caneel Bay , Jan '53 ... Harbor Island , June '53 and others. I have his outfit with original Rollieflex and have been trying to research it; however there is very little info about it. I have thoughts of refurbishing case for water use and using for nostalgia shoots. As it sits now the case looks as good as the one picture I found on the internet, and my fathers friend who had the "rolli" says the camera is ready to go. To bad my current economy doesn't have any dive trips planned. A lucky kid was I, learned to dive at 5 years old in the Caribbean! Look forward to any info you folks might have. Anybody have any idea of its rarity or value? ......... Will be going thru his collection of photos and will try to share some as time goes on; also working on determining what movie camera he was also using at that time. A personal note here is that I regret now not going over this info when he was alive. Dad died 4/10/2008. Thanks again ....... Bill Crowe Jr.
Post by scubadiverbob on Nov 30, 2011 21:55:55 GMT -8
Before you take a camera under water in the housing, grease any o-rings, close and seal the housing, and take the housing to the depth you want to take the camera to in fresh water without the camera in it. When you surface, let the housing air dry and then open it. This will give some indication if there are any leaks you will need to repair. Helps to ensure that you don't end up having to repair a vintage camera.