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Old 20-01-2008, 20:00   #1 (permalink)
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Rainproof camera's

Ive really got into sports photography at my school lately, Ive been taking pics of our 1st teams matches for the school magazine but have missed loads of golden oppotunities because of the rain. I couldnt even go outside to he match. Ive heard the term 'Camera Armour' floating around on this site, is this some sort of weather proofing system, is there such a way of making a camera rain, or at least drizzle proof. If there is, for a Nikon D40X, could anyone shout.
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Old 20-01-2008, 20:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Rainproof camera's

Your best bet is a rain cover. They range from custom made ones from your photo store to a plastic bag taped to your lens hood (preferably with a hole cut out at this point).

An alternative is an assistant with a golf umbrella.
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Re: Rainproof camera's

Camera armour is just a rubberised body that fits around your dslr to protect it, i have this for rainproofing Just Limited which is cheap but does have a tendency to mist up inside.

There are many similar products out there usually around the 60-70 mark, have a look at warehouseexpress as i know they do a couple of different products
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Re: Rainproof camera's

EOS 1D range are rain proof with most "L" lenses

Or get a rain cover
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I wil take shots in the rain but try to protect my camera using an umbrella. If I get a few drops of rain on my EOS 20D I just wipe it off; no problems so far. The L series Canon lenses I use are rainproof anyway but I still try to keep them dry; you dont want rain drops on the front lens anyway.

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Warehouse express have a set of rain covers for around the 15, they work well.
I know it sounds silly, but dustbin bag with corner cut out, two elastic bands.
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I use a chamois leather to keep most of the rain off, the 1Dmk2 is weather sealed anyway but in torrential rain I do hang the leather over it. Never had a problem, I have tried several different methods but these usually end up with the lens misting up.
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