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shibby4781
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Mar 24, 2012 17:38 |  #1

Hey All, I did some searching and didn't come up with much. I am looking for a bag/rain cover that is light. I want it just for emergencies. We travel to Disney World about 3 times a year. I have been lucky thus far by leaving it in the room if there is a chance of rain. Also there is always somewhere to duck into there to get out of it. This summer however I will be venturing to music festivals with my equipment. I want to travel light while I’m there, just my camera and a second lens. I figure I could just get a lowepro lens case and have that on my belt. If it starts to rain I would like to be able to just pull something out of my pocket and cover the camera. Any suggestions? Or will a plastic bag and some rubber bands do the trick?


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Mar 24, 2012 17:43 |  #2

I've used this OP/TECH USA RAINSLEEVE (external link) a few times during shooting in the rain. But if you want to cover your entire bag from the rain, a large size plastic bag will do. Unless your back has a build in rain cover like the Lowepro Pro Runner models, those are cool.

Lens cases are Lowepro are good actually for carrying light and holds on your belt as you wanted and all are Weather-Resistant Nylon Exterior. Lowepro Lens Cases (external link)

Actually I just found something that's what I wanted for my vacation next month, a beltpack. It has a rain cover, + some room for a lens, DSLR, and accessories. Lowepro Inverse 200 AW Beltpack (external link) or something similar Here (external link)

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Mar 24, 2012 17:43 |  #3

I have these for emergencies for the camera.

http://www.amazon.com …es-Diameter/dp/B000PTFDYO (external link)

My camera bag has a weather proof cover.


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Mar 24, 2012 17:45 |  #4

You should have an Optech rain sleeve (external link) in each bag. They're pretty cheap and come in packs of 2. They're great for emergencies. Obviously, if you intend to ever leave the camera in the rain, I'd look for a more heavy duty option.

Edit: Looks like I was too slow


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Mar 24, 2012 17:47 |  #5

I always have one of those disposable clear vinyl ponchos in the camera bag, to keep me and my gear dry in an unexpected rain. Throw the poncho over you and your gear, and it does not matter much about rain (except for your feet and trouser bottoms getting wet).

Admittedly this isn't sufficient for permitting a working photographer to keep working (photographing a football game in the rain), when an actively used camera and lens are themselves subject to the falling rain. But I have taken an occasional shot pulling the camera up to my eye for a brief moment, when it isn't raining too hard. Optech Rain Sleeves help the working photographer.


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Mar 24, 2012 18:17 |  #6

Thanks for the advice everyone. I will look into the rain sleeves. Although, if it is raining that much I really have no need to be shooting. I do have that Lowrpro Inverse on my radar. The poncho idea may work best for the festivals. I may as well just get the bag and load it put a rain sleeve and poncho. That way I am covered.


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Mar 24, 2012 18:39 as a reply to  @ shibby4781's post |  #7

Sounds good.

OT, but the first time I ever got on a plane was for a vacation to Allentown when I was a kid. I remember it being beautiful and a very quiet place. I remember catching lightning bugs in a jar. :D


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Mar 24, 2012 19:00 |  #8

LOL. That must have been a few decades ago. Like many places it is over built and over populated now. Many people from NYC have migrated to the area for the lower taxes / cost of living. I now live on the far outskirts with some fields and lightning bugs. Its funny that you mention that because the wife and I were just saying that we remember seeing more of those as kids then we do now. I do like traveling from that airport though. It's no SoCal though!


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Mar 24, 2012 19:38 |  #9

Lightning bugs, I remember catching them as a kid in upstate NY. I wish we had them here.




  
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Mar 24, 2012 19:42 |  #10

I use a Storm Jacket (external link) to shoot in the rain and it works great. It has lasted me for many years.


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Mar 24, 2012 19:50 |  #11

When I think rain could happen, I take along my Kata cover!
http://www.kata-bags.us/e-702-elements-cover (external link)




  
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Mar 25, 2012 20:26 |  #12

Wilt wrote in post #14146694 (external link)
I always have one of those disposable clear vinyl ponchos in the camera bag, to keep me and my gear dry in an unexpected rain. Throw the poncho over you and your gear, and it does not matter much about rain (except for your feet and trouser bottoms getting wet).

Admittedly this isn't sufficient for permitting a working photographer to keep working (photographing a football game in the rain), when an actively used camera and lens are themselves subject to the falling rain. But I have taken an occasional shot pulling the camera up to my eye for a brief moment, when it isn't raining too hard. Optech Rain Sleeves help the working photographer.

Both the plastic ponchos and the RainSleeves are in my every bag and vest. They're cheap (about $1 for a poncho; $6 for 2 RainSleeves).

RegBruce wrote in post #14147204 (external link)
When I think rain could happen, I take along my Kata cover!
http://www.kata-bags.us/e-702-elements-cover (external link)

When I expect rain will happen, I do this. If I took it when I thought rain could happen, I'd have it with me every time I went out anywhere but AZ, NM, NV or UT. And those places I'd have it at least half the time. :{)# Barring active rain, I'll go with the RainSleeves and poncho route. The Katas are a bit bulkier.


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Mar 25, 2012 20:40 |  #13

Any Lowepro AW (all weather ) bag will give you the rain protection cover built in. The Op/Tech rain sleeves are the best answer to inclement weather in which you want to shoot.


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