Shooting in the rain

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  1. d1a1s1

    d1a1s1 TPF Noob!

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    Its been raining quite a bit lately and Ive been trying to get some good shots but Im worried about getting my equipment wet. I found a rain cape online for my camera but its 150 dollars. It has a built in glass that attaches to the filter threads of my lens. Is this what I need or are there cheaper options?
     
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    What about a plastic bag + elastic bands. It works for me, I've just got a prime lens though... It might not be as easy with a zoom lens.
     
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    I was thinking about that but Im not sure I want to shoot through plastic. Are your pictures clear?
     
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    i think he means round the lens rubber band it past the filter. that way the filter gets wet not the lens or camera.

    Also a good golf umbrella helps
     
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    You don't need/want to shoot through the plastic, just attach it to the front of the lens and leave the front open. You might want to use a UV filter, a lens hood or both.

    What about an umbrella hat? http://www.theumbrellahat.com/
     
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    Yeah, you cut a circular hole in the front of the bag so you can have the lens poking out slightly.

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    Jesus Mike, that's the second time tonight. You're too quick. Fiddlesticks...
     
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    Thats too funny....

    Ohhhh...now that makes sense!
     

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