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Oct 22, 2010 03:17 |  #1

I'm shooting a football game and it probably will rain. The forecast seems pretty sure it will rain. I will be using a 400mm+monopod on a 1D, and I probably won't have the 70-200 out since I don't want to protect both at the same time. So what do you guys do? Put a garbage baggy over the lens?


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Oct 22, 2010 03:23 |  #2

Optech rain sleeve or else get a proper rain hood from Think Tank or similar.


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Oct 22, 2010 05:37 |  #3

You really don't need to cover your 1D or 400mm f/2.8L IS their both pretty water resistant.

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Oct 22, 2010 05:43 as a reply to  @ Saint728's post |  #4

I have both the 70-200 and 300-600 versions of the think tank Hydraphobia rain covers,and they work wonders.
Not exactly cheap,but they work extremely well.


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Oct 22, 2010 08:08 |  #5

I use these whether shooting with my 1D or 7D or 5D. FotoSharp (external link)
Nothing fancy but very effective.


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Oct 22, 2010 08:55 |  #6

Both your bodies and all your lenses are weather sealed L so you don't really need to protect them but get a Rainsleeve for added protection if you like. I shoot in the rain with my 1DII and 1DIIN all the time with weather sealed L lenses and NO rainsleeve and it works fine.


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Oct 22, 2010 09:08 as a reply to  @ hpulley's post |  #7

It's one thing to get caught out and need to finish an important shoot before you can get in out of the rain.

It's another to head out the door without any planning knowing you're going to get wet.

Anybody notice the camera pits at SF last night? All Pros. All Big Glass. ALL with rain covers on their gear.


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Oct 22, 2010 09:11 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #8

I'm racing (sailing) on Sunday, so for sure it will either be a hurricane or the end of the world. You heard it here first. Rain? thats only water thats not been house trained.


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Oct 22, 2010 09:55 |  #9

hpulley wrote in post #11144221 (external link)
Both your bodies and all your lenses are weather sealed L so you don't really need to protect them but get a Rainsleeve for added protection if you like. I shoot in the rain with my 1DII and 1DIIN all the time with weather sealed L lenses and NO rainsleeve and it works fine.

Yes they are weather sealed, but they are described as dust and moisture resistant, not proof. I would never purposely take my gear out into the rain without taking weatherproof protection with me.


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Oct 25, 2010 09:25 |  #10

casaaviocar wrote in post #11144576 (external link)
Yes they are weather sealed, but they are described as dust and moisture resistant, not proof. I would never purposely take my gear out into the rain without taking weatherproof protection with me.

Guess I've just been lucky but I haven't had issues so far. Perhaps I'll throw a few camera condoms in my bag for next time...


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Oct 25, 2010 09:39 |  #11

I just used a garbage bag with some gaffer tape for the saturday's high shcool game in the rain.


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Oct 25, 2010 10:17 |  #12

I use the Think Tank Hydrophobia covers too, both of them work excellent.


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Oct 25, 2010 13:03 |  #13

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #11144288 (external link)
It's one thing to get caught out and need to finish an important shoot before you can get in out of the rain.

It's another to head out the door without any planning knowing you're going to get wet.

Anybody notice the camera pits at SF last night? All Pros. All Big Glass. ALL with rain covers on their gear.

It's funny that you noticed that at the game too (on TV)! I learn something every time I see a collection of professionals. That's why I like being around people smarter and more experienced. I might actually learn something valuable for free that would save me a headache later (or worse).

The old "better to have and not need than need and not have" line comes to mind! :)


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Oct 25, 2010 21:30 |  #14

I bought a Storm Jacket from B&H, price is right and does the job.

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Oct 25, 2010 21:40 |  #15

That looks better than a rainsleeve or a trash bag anyways!


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