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Oct 07, 2013 16:02 |  #1

What is your go to eqpt? I need to go shopping for Pop and rain eqpt is on the list.

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Oct 07, 2013 18:01 |  #2

OpTech RainSleeves (external link) in my bags for just-in-case use (they're cheap, under $10-$12 for 2); Kata E-702 (external link) in reserve for serious storm conditions (if I can expect them). I also keep one of those disposable plastic ponchos ($1-2 at grocery stores, etc.) in every bag, jacket and vest I have to throw over me and the gear if need arises.


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Oct 07, 2013 18:07 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #3

I don't know what lenses you have, but I use a think tank hydrophobia for my 500mm lens.


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Oct 08, 2013 18:43 |  #4

I keep the OP/Tech rainsleeves handy, but I prefer my Storm Jacket as a durable rain cover.


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Oct 09, 2013 17:40 |  #5

I put a UV filter on the lens during light rain and don't worry about any other protection. Quality camera gear can handle a light rain. I get under cover during heavy rain.


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Oct 09, 2013 19:51 |  #6

Think Tank Hydrophobia for my 600 II.

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Oct 09, 2013 20:30 as a reply to  @ kbar7285's post |  #7

I keep an optech rain sleeve in my bag.


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Oct 09, 2013 20:31 |  #8

Mark-B wrote in post #16359128 (external link)
I put a UV filter on the lens during light rain and don't worry about any other protection. Quality camera gear can handle a light rain. I get under cover during heavy rain.

I've shot in rain so heavy that the UV caused fog between it and the front element.


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Oct 10, 2013 00:21 |  #9

I use a plastic shopping bag




  
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Oct 10, 2013 09:40 |  #10

OP/Tech rain sleeve for me, but I rarely use it.

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Oct 10, 2013 12:10 |  #11

Aquatech and Thinktank Hydrophobia Covers seem to be the professionals choice (we have Aquatech at work) for light rain, I don't worry, unless I will be out in it all day (but I'm shooting with weather sealed L glass and 1d bodies)

A word of advise though, wear gloves OVER the ends of your jacket sleeves, or make sure they are tucked up under your rain cover.
If your hands get wet, the water will trickle down the inside of the sleeves and pool at your elbows.
If you drop your arms to your sides it runs out, but if you lift your arms, it dumps cold water into your armpits - not fun.


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Oct 10, 2013 15:55 |  #12

^ Great advice!

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Oct 11, 2013 05:42 |  #13

Echo63 wrote in post #16360740 (external link)
I'm shooting with weather sealed L glass

Except that no such beast actually exists. Canon describe such lenses as 'drip-proof'. So if it does suffer water damage bang goes any warranty.


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Oct 11, 2013 07:09 |  #14

I am an outdoor event photographer that uses 2 cameras on a blackrapid strap and i have decided to not use any protection and just use a large umbrella. I stick the umbrella in my photography vest inside pocket and secure it with velcro strap. I then have a rain jacket ontop of my vest/straps so that when the cameras are not being used i just have them under my jacket. I keep a small hand towel to wipe down the cameras every once in awhile.

I shot this way in the DC area last week during the tornado warning and did not have to baby my cameras too much after the event (i was outside for over 1 hour).

But just as a warning, i did something similar to this about 2 years ago and my 5D II suffered water damage. Since then i use a rubber protector over the camera body that prevents a lot of water from getting in.


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Oct 11, 2013 07:32 |  #15

hollis_f wrote in post #16362484 (external link)
Except that no such beast actually exists. Canon describe such lenses as 'drip-proof'. So if it does suffer water damage bang goes any warranty.

whilst Canon say "drip proof" i have stood out in some pretty heavy rain with my gear and its still ticking along.

but you are correct, i should have said Drip Proof L Lenses

after watching a Canon tech tighten my 70-200 up, i was suprised to see a bit of sticky tape being used to cover a screw hole as part of the "Drip Proofing"


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