Shooting in the rain

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  1. Opher

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    Hello just stumbled over Jaszek's post and it got me thinking. Is it safe (for your camera/[FONT=&quot]equipment[/FONT] to shoot in the rain?

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    What do you do when it is raining?
     
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    Well, I will shoot outdoors if it's drizzling, but I try to avoid pouring rain (I'm using a 30D). I carry a plastic bag with me in my camera bag in case I get caught in a downpour.
     
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    In my contract it is specified that I don't shoot in the rain. Still, I bring an umbrella and on occasion, my assistant is holding it over us (him, me and the camera).
     
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    I just make sure I hide somewhere if i REALLY have to change a lens, and maybe I exaggerated a little lol. I've shot in rain many times, but not the ones where you can barely see a meter from your eyes.
     
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    I've shot in THAT kind of downpour that Jaszek has described. NOT fun. Actually, miserable, but I try not to think about it at the time. It's not a good idea to shoot in those conditions without at least a plastic grocery bag over your camera.
     
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    id never got out in the rain with my camera. i respect it and love way to much to chance it. its only a d90 but im not rich and id rather not chance me having to get it fixed or ruining it permantly. call me over protectant but hey, i will have my camera for longer than you :p
     
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    My kind of thinking.:geek:
     
  8. Jaszek

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    I do that in hopes it breaks so I have a reason to get a 5D mkII lol
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    And you will have missed a lot of really cool shots too. :greenpbl:
     
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    If it is really raining, I'll grab my Nikonos V and grab a roll of film or two.

    -Andy
     
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    HeY iTs ScOTtY TPF Noob!

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    why not buy one cause you want one and then you can have 2 cool cameras? or one for shooting in the rain :lmao:
     
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    They're called parents. They get in your way when you're still 17 lol. I guess the ebst time of your life is between you moving out from your parents and before getting married lol.
     

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