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Shooting in the rain
« on: January 13, 2013, 10:40:05 AM »
Recommendations for a good "Camera Condom"? You know, these various bags you can get to cover your camera for bad weather.

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Shooting in the rain
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Re: Shooting in the rain
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 11:21:19 AM »
I've shot out in the rain a few times, and I went the simple route and used a trash bag.  I just cut a hole in one of the corners and that's where I put the end of my lens. I used a hair tie or something similar to hold the bag onto the lens.
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Re: Shooting in the rain
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 01:53:57 PM »
Thought about some type of shooting "condom" (I think ThinkTank has something like this) but feel like it is too much trouble.  While sometimes cumbersome, I bring a small folding umbrella with me.  Then, under its shadow, I take my camera out of an AW bag and shoot.  I've done this repetitively,, even while trekking away from civilization for days.  I've thought about jury rigging an umbrella to a tripod but never have.

BTW, I do also have a trash bag for "belt and suspenders" caution.  Despite water resistance, I try to keep everything dry

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Re: Shooting in the rain
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 04:42:14 PM »
There are a lot of fancy ones if you shoot in the rain all the time.  But if you only do it on rare occasion (as I do), these cheapie OpTech ones work great.  They come in a set of two for six bucks - I bought a pair years ago and have not worn out the first one yet.  Just an angled plastic sleeve with a drawstring on the lens end and a small hole for the viewfinder.  Pull the eyecup off first, put the bag over the camera, slip the eyecup on over the plastic to hold it in place.

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Re: Shooting in the rain
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 05:32:59 PM »
The first one is from Optech.  Come in pairs i believe.  Under $10.  I use these ones and they work for me.

Second one is the KATA E-704 GDC EXTENSION SLEEVE KIT.  This one fits longer telephoto lenses.  350 to 650mm I believe.  Runs about $50 give or take a few dollars

The third one is the AQUATECH SS-200 SPORT SHIELD.  Has breathable waterproof fabric.  Expensive at $150 and up depending which model.
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Re: Shooting in the rain
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 06:33:04 PM »
I have a golf umbrella that I can jam into the side of my pack so I don't need to hold it.
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Re: Shooting in the rain
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 06:33:04 PM »