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How Much Does It Cost To Waterproof A Leica M8? ~$6,700

UHR-LM8 for Leica Digital Camera M8 (Image courtesy
By Andrew Liszewski

So you’ve already dropped somewhere in the neighborhood of $6,000 on a Leica M8, but now you’ve got the itch to take it with you the next time you go diving. Now obviously the camera would barely survive a plunge in a shallow puddle, but if you’re willing to spend another ~$6,700 (£4,393.47) you’ll be able to take it to depths of up to 150 feet with the Epoque UHR-LM8 underwater housing, while still being able to use the majority of the camera’s functions.

The housing is made of aluminum keeping it lightweight yet durable, and the glass components are all uncoated to provide as minimal light interference for the camera’s optics while it’s sealed up inside. Now I’m sure the whole setup will result in some great shots, but if you’re seriously interested in underwater photography I think that $12,000+ investment could be better spent elsewhere.

[ Epoque UHR-LM8 for Leica Digital Camera M8 ] VIA [ CrunchGear ]