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tony ­ fanning
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Jun 14, 2007 02:10 |  #1

How do you keep your cameras dry when you are outside and you get a spot or two of rain. Tailor made covers or a plastic bag? Maybe a VERY wide brimmed hat?
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Jun 14, 2007 02:27 |  #2
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Plastic bag or an assistant with an umbrella.


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Jun 14, 2007 02:39 |  #3

tony fanning wrote in post #3374601 (external link)
How do you keep your cameras dry when you are outside and you get a spot or two of rain. Tailor made covers or a plastic bag? Maybe a VERY wide brimmed hat?
Any other ideads?

Plastic Bag, camera case, or the almighty sombrero. (suggested only for Cinco de Mayo themed weddings)


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Jun 14, 2007 05:04 |  #4

I have a pair of these: http://www.adorama.com​/KAE690.html (external link)

(yep, I bought them from Adorama, Kathy :p )


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Jun 14, 2007 05:15 |  #5

I keep them out of the rain.


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Jun 14, 2007 10:26 |  #6

http://www.sillyjokes.​co.uk …/fun/umbrella-hat-big.jpg (external link)

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Jun 14, 2007 17:05 |  #7

Mike, that hat is awsome.

Jamie, good find on that kata rain bag. I am going to have to order a couple myself.


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Jun 14, 2007 20:50 |  #8

I used to use plastic bags and elastics, worked very well. When I got into shooting white water rafting I bought a housing that's like a dry bag, but it's over kill for rain. My 20D has withstood rain, wind, waves and rivers on it's own, so I don't worry about it much.


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Jun 14, 2007 22:30 |  #9

Well there is the Probrella that BH sells


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Jun 15, 2007 00:47 |  #10

If there's a chance of rain, I keep a couple of Walmart bags in my pocket. Then get out of the rain.


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Jun 16, 2007 01:08 |  #11

i just hide it against my body and keep shooting. if raining too hard, under the arm it goes and off i go running lol. if im really lucky, someone will come with an unbrella, but almost 100% of the time, they dont cover my camera, just me *sigh*


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Jun 16, 2007 08:00 |  #12

I've shot a few times in some light rain with my 30D/20D and never had a problem, but I do carry some ziplock bags in my bag to cover them up with. I really like those Kata covers, I should really look into that.... but I think I've already said that once??? lol


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Jun 16, 2007 08:08 |  #13
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I try not to shoot in the rain, but If I have to I have to, I have an assistant with an umbrella close by. :)



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Jun 16, 2007 11:03 |  #14

either an assistant with an umbrella, or I'll use clear plastic bags and rubber bands around the lens mount area so I can still access the zoom and focus rings. I only use the L's for my wedding work which are weather sealed. I don't believe the 17-40L is though, but I don't use it much since 24mm is plenty wide enough most times outdoors.


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Jun 16, 2007 21:58 |  #15

Most pro gear will be fine in drizzle, you just don't want to get the front element wet due to water spots on the image. What you have to worry about is heavy rain, or ocean spray (especially ocean spray!) If it's heavy rain, I enlist a bystander for umbrella duty.


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