camera protection from the rain

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  1. shaolin101

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    Hi,

    Going on holiday end of the month and cant see the weather getting any better.

    Do you need somethign to cover a D SLR from the rain - or am i just being over protective towards the camera?
     
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    I would definately recommend keeping it sheltered from serious rain, am sure they are able to cope with a few spots on the outer casing but I wouldn't like to test any more than that.

    If in doubt mate leave it indoors and grab the P&S :)
     
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    A large transparent food bag always works well.
     
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    This months digital photo magazine has a page dedicated to taking photos in the rain. The most useful tip being to use a plastic bag with a hole cut in it as barongreenback has said. Also a tripod may come in handy as there'll be less available light.
     
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    ... or visit your nearest departure lounge :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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    You can buy waterproof bags from Aquapac. They sell a variety of bags for different electronics, all totally waterproof to I think a couple of metres depth, plus they float. Not that I have tried this with my camera.

    I bought one after losing a digital camera one summer in a very heavy downpour. The camera was in a case but the water leaked through the zip and totally broke it. Since then I have always carried cameras/camcorders in a large Aquapac.

    The smaller Aquapacs for specific types of camera are good because you can still use the camera and they are relatively inexpensive. Mine was £15 for a small compact bag and £20 for a large bag that can easily carry a camcorder and a camera.
     
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    I bought a couple of Lowe Pro cases to strap to the outside of my rucksack when hiking to get easy access to camera and lens. They are the more rugged cases with the built in weather covers and they stood up to some pretty heavy rain in the Lake District earlier in the year...
     

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