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11-25-2013, 07:15 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by amoringello Quote
The most ghetto of DYI rain protection... grocery store bag. They are free and easily found most anywhere.
I keep one of the ready-made SLR rain bonnets in the bottom of my camera bag. It uses no otherwise useful space and weighs practically nothing. A package costs almost nothing if you think to toss it in on another order. The plastic grocery bag trick does work, but is not as convenient.

I started carrying one of the bonnets when my SLR wasn't weatherized. Although I am shooting with a K-30, and in poor weather, a WR rated lens, I think in heavy rain (or the Maid of the Mist boat ride into Niagara Falls) I would still use a bonnet to reduce the pressure of the water hitting my camera. I would also have less to clean up once I exited the wet environment. If you don't thoroughly dry your camera and lens before removing the lens or opening one of the seals, you risk water entry.

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I keep one of the ready-made SLR rain bonnets in the bottom of my camera bag. It uses no otherwise useful space and weighs practically nothing. A package costs almost nothing if you think to toss it in on another order. The plastic grocery bag trick does work, but is not as convenient.

I started carrying one of the bonnets when my SLR wasn't weatherized. Although I am shooting with a K-30, and in poor weather, a WR rated lens, I think in heavy rain (or the Maid of the Mist boat ride into Niagara Falls) I would still use a bonnet to reduce the pressure of the water hitting my camera. I would also have less to clean up once I exited the wet environment. If you don't thoroughly dry your camera and lens before removing the lens or opening one of the seals, you risk water entry.
Good idea. I shot most of my niagara falls "Behind the falls tour" photos through the thin yellow pancho. Fixing the white balance was a huge pain.
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Sound advice. I used my red K-x in rain in Alaska with a Sigma 18-200 DC lens. It fogged up pretty good going from outdoor to indoor (lens + mirror). My LCD actually stopped working properly for a day until it dried out.
I was fortunate enough to have someone lend me their expensive lens (who would have thought that I'd find someone with a K-mount lens standing behind me on a cruise ship in Alaska).
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