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Jun 09, 2010 18:07 |  #1

How do you guys protect your Rebel when you feel like shooting in rain? How about very humid weather? Is the Camera easily effected? What is the best way to protect the cam?

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Jun 09, 2010 18:22 |  #2

Well I have a rebel. I suppose you can shoot in light rain as long as its not pouring. I had my camera fog up really bad at one time to the point of water droplets condensing on it. It held up fine. I have a small umbrella on my camera bag that i use if the rain is really coming down


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Jun 09, 2010 19:46 |  #3

Fog? Don't worry about it.

Rain/snow? I use a plastic grocery bag for my 40D and 5d2...;) (seriously)...

Snow...

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Jun 09, 2010 19:51 |  #4

A plastic bag or a pro camera 'raincoat' do the same job. I know one surfing pro photog who uses shopping bags. Just wipe it down well when you get inside if it has moisture on it. Prolonged humidity can have a bad effect but that means living in a very humid climate like the tropics.


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Jun 09, 2010 20:41 |  #5

Analog6 wrote in post #10334271 (external link)
Prolonged humidity can have a bad effect but that means living in a very humid climate like the tropics.

I've been coming to the tropics since 2004 and been living here for nearly three years.. No problems..


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Jun 10, 2010 02:32 |  #6

If it's raining, I use the Kata E-702 raincover:

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Jun 10, 2010 02:43 |  #7

I would not use that camera in the rain. However, if you must, there are some affordable Optech rain covers that would offer some protection. I keep one in my backpack "just in case".

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …18_Rainsleeve_S​et_of.html (external link)


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Jun 10, 2010 03:29 |  #8

+1 for Kata E-702


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Jun 11, 2010 11:45 |  #9

+2 for the Kata E-702 AND E-704 extension for longer lenses. Used mine ALL day in the pouring rain with no ill effect on the camera. They're perfect in my opinion if you know it's going to rain and you bring it.


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Jun 11, 2010 14:20 |  #10

Can't control the weather.... And can't always stop shooting just because it's a little wet, either.

There are plastic bags, shower caps and cheap plastic ponchos in my camera bags and car, in case they're needed. Shooting 30+ years now, occasionally caught out in monsoons and blizzards, I haven't found it necessary to buy a fancy special rain sleeve yet.

But, if shooting in a lot of really wet situations (for example, river rafting), a waterproof camera housing might be a good investment.

Check out the "behind the scenes" shots at "Dirty Jobs"... They use lots of black plastic garbage bags! Doesn't always work, like when they capsize an air boat and dump everything in a swamp.

If shooting at the seashore you might want to protect your camera equipment there, too. Salt spray can be really nasty stuff for electronics and is a bugger to clean off of optics. It's one of those rare occasions I'll put on a protection filter.

Finally, you might want to check that your insurance covers your camera equipment.


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Jun 11, 2010 18:19 as a reply to  @ versedmb's post |  #11

#3 for Kata E-702. I used mine for a ten day trip to Alaska when it rained every day. Here's a picture of my friend to give you an idea of what kind of weather I encountered.

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However, I don't carry the Kata unless I know or strongly suspect rain. I carry an OPTECH Rainsleeve for each camera in the back pocket of my shooting vest. They are light weight, take up little room and protect from precipitation and blowing dust. They are also quite inexpensive.

http://www.optechusa.c​om/product/detail/?PRO​DUCT_ID=73 (external link)

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