I - Hate - Rain

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    Rain is ruining my ability to take lightning shots, I tried to cut two slits in a garbage bage, one for the lense, one for LCD screen, but no luck... Any ideas? (would a lense adapter help?)

    If it helps, I have a Kodak EasyShare Z612

    Thanks all!
    Jess
     
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    I personally found it easier to pitch a tent and shoot from inside. Then again it might not be practical in your case.
     
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    All I could find is this Rick.. doesnt seem to help much, but thanks for trying
    http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?...2=Cameras and Lenses&cat3=Special Accessories

    Usayit,
    I go lots of places around my 2 houses (divorced parents) so a tent would be hard


    Is it okay if water gets anywhere on the camera except the lense?? (im guessing no, but just throwing it out there because i saw a "take pic tures underwater with this lense (add on lense filter)" so i was just curious)

    Anyway, im just making sure, but for me to take pictures in the rain, do i need a lense cover, or some special "skin" like thing for my camera..

    -Jess
     
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    Oh i read that wrong, you said B&H, my bad hold on lemme check their site
     
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    Large umbrella or a tarp is all you need.
     
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    I second the large umbrella or tarp. Especially when budget challenged. Another Idea I have seen work (along the tent idea) is a small one man portable hunting blind. they don't take much to put up, don't take up too much space, and don't take much to stake down.

    That idea costs more ($75 to $150) but works well for extended shoots.
     
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    I third (or forth... what ever)... the umbrella idea.. Just get a cheapo umbrella and stand in the rain... hell, you can even sing while you wait ;)
     
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    Yeah, I guess thats my best bet.. Can someone show me how the set up looks? (camera-less tripod under the umbrella and take a picture of the setup).. also, is it fine to use while its lightning/thunder'ing??

    Any links would be great :)
     
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    Get a cheapo uv filter(really cheap) and a zip-lock freezer bag. Cut a hole in the freezer bag to accomodate the filter, and make a thick bead of hot-glue gun glue to connect the 2 without leaks. Put your camera in the bag, line the lens up with the filter (or screw your camera to it, since it will be sationary) let out as much air as you can, close the zip-lock and hold the camera through the bag. Like a $15 setup.
     

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