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Old Dec 7, 2004, 8:26 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I was wondering if anybody had any ideas for keeping a camera shooting in the rain. I am thinking about using my 10d on my tripod to shoot some time lapse series. The interval timer shutter release should deal with the intervals, but how do i protect the camera during moderate rain.

I was thinking a bit of plexiglass and some viscaline or other tarp, but does anybody have a better suggestion?
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Old Dec 12, 2004, 4:47 PM   #2
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well, i use aquatech, and i love them, imo they are the best

http://www.aquatech.com.au/products/...ortshields.htm



but, in your case, i think you best bet would be to geta big gulf unbrela (spelling?), and somehow mount it on your tripod, maybe with tape?
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Old Dec 12, 2004, 7:10 PM   #3
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Thanks,
I think i will wait on this. The aquatech line
would be perfect for the rainy season around here.

I think i will wait on this. Until i have the money
for one. A golf umbrella or the like may be the
ticket. I also saw on there website the lens
cover for the underwater cases. If i could find a
less expensive not as depth proof one i think
that would be perfect, and then just cover the
rest of the camera with a tarp.
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A heavy-duty gallon sized zip lock bag will work. Cut out a hole for the lens opening & duct tape it around the end of the lens. Practice using the controls through the plastic before you get out in the rain.
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 6:28 PM   #5
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Thanks Kalypso,
That is a good idea. The controls aren't likely to
be much of an issue considering that i am planning
on using the tc-80n3 for timelapse movies. I will
have to think a bit more on how to attach the bag.
Duct tape seems a little stick for my taste, but
i am not sure what else will hold in rain.
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 12:18 PM   #6
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WD40 on a Q-tip will remove any stickyness left by the tape (it'll even remove decals too).
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 5:16 PM   #7
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Another thing I have seen used is a pair of cheep rain pants from a rain suit.

Go to your local outdoor type store and buy a clear plastic rain suite. Throw away the coat and cut the pants through the crotch, leaving you with two separate legs.

The lens goes in the leg part and the cut part goes over the camera and even your head. Use a rubber band to hold the leg openingto your lens hood.

I have not tried this yet, but I plan to next spring.
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 7:34 PM   #8
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Thanks guys,
Nice tricks. I am really missing the old
chubby 'n' tubby right now. I will have
to look around here to find the sort of
backwoodsy inspired emporiums that my
family usually get this kind of stuff from.
Everything here is getting way to upscale
to find these things at a reanonable price.
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Or you could use an inexpensive rain poncho. Just stick the lens out of the part where the neck or face would be, and secure itaround your lens hood with elastic. Then you just put the rest over the camera and your head. Sorta like those cloths they use one view cameras to keep the light out. If you find a clear one, there'll be plenty of light to see all your controls by too.
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Old Dec 17, 2004, 5:10 PM   #10
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I've got a Fotosharpraincover that was cheap & I like it!

Here's a link http://www.fotosharp.com
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