« on: May 20, 2013, 11:41:12 AM »
If you're going to go the plastic bag route, I would use one of these instead of a generic plastic bag. They're cheap and you can re-use them, plus if you don't mind having the bottom portion open then you can still control the camera. I use them when I'm going to be out in the rain for a while.
FWIW I've used my 60D/5D2 on the beach (without protection) and have had no issues. I'll be using my 5D3 this week - I won't bother with the sleeves unless the weather is really bad. Everything will be in a Lowepro AW bag (with the cover on it) when not in use.
I second the rain sleeves from Op-Tech. They're not expensive, and they are shaped to a camera's form better than a plastic bag.
I gave one a workout yesterday with my gripped 7D plus 100-400L. It kept everything nice and dry, even when my hood was channeling water onto it.
My only complaint is the drawstring closure. Between that, the slippery plastic and my lens hood, the front kept sliding backwards. Maybe I should get another "BGN" hood from KEH, and lay down a bead of silicone to keep that from happening...