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jollybdap

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Re: rain protection
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2013, 01:49:46 PM »
Thank you for your recommendations. I will check them out. I have 5D2 but not too sure how good the seal is.

For those of you who use backpacks, do you wear jackets and have the packpack outside or use poncho which can hold the pack inside? My backpack does come with rain covers. But not sure which way is the better to go.
I use the cover that came with my LowePro ProTracker 600 and wear it on the outside. A poncho wouldn't be big enough and I don't need to take everything off when I need to get into my pack.

I know this is what raincover intended for but I am just a little scared to do that especially when it rains hard. thank you for sharing your experience.

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Re: rain protection
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2013, 01:49:46 PM »

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Re: rain protection
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2013, 02:50:54 PM »
I keep these http://amzn.com/B000PTFDYO and these http://amzn.com/B002TI71HQ in my bag.

They're cheap and have kept the gear dry over several hours of use. Only minor issue is that the end with the string tends to move around on the lens hood, but I just keep an eye on it and adjust as needed - could be solved with tape or velcro.

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Re: rain protection
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2013, 03:57:05 PM »
On a recent trip to Denali, I did my usual which included using an "all weather" pack from Low-pro and my trusty umbrella.  I have thought about the various products others have mentioned, here.

Then, one of the folks in our group brought out a brilliant self-made item she used.  She had a "dry-sack" like you'd pack gear in for a canoe trip.  Then, she cut out a small hole and created a draw string around that.  Pulling the draw string tight around her lens hood, she could  put her arms through the normally open end of the sack and use the camera.  The only limitation was needing to push the sack up a bit to sneak her eye through to the viewfinder.  Worked a lot like a Think Tank (a company I love) Hydrophobia at a lot less of a price.
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Re: rain protection
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2013, 06:41:37 PM »
I shoot in the rain every chance I get. I know the Hydrophobia is quite expensive. But my suggestion is if you love shooting in inclement weather, whether that's snow, rain, sleet, or under a waterfall, buy it. You won't regret it. I have used it on many occasions already and my gear remains dry through and through. My only wish is that they would make a version for smaller primes.

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Re: rain protection
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 07:43:35 AM »
+1 for the OpTech rain sleeves.  Cheap but do the job.  I've bought a couple at the beginning of last year and have used them on a few occasions since including the big downpours during this year's Australian Grand Prix. 
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Re: rain protection
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 07:43:35 AM »