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Old Mar 5, 2004, 4:40 PM   #1
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Next week we are going to do a nighttime shoot at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame for my photography class. Weather is calling for rain or snow and the instructor says we'll go rain or shine. Would I be wise to expose my camera to these elements? It doesn't sound like a good plan to me. Plus, I don't relish the idea of standing in the pouring rain, anyway. But, hey, pls let me know your thoughts on this. Thanks...

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Old Mar 5, 2004, 5:14 PM   #2
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if you can bring a lens hood (i actually have a conversion lens thing for my teleconverter that works)
and maybe a towel to cover the whole thing....but maybe you can snap some shots in between showers......
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 5:35 PM   #3
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What camera do you have? some are more rainproof than others. the 1D series seem pretty much hurricane proof if you ask me - you can use it to pound in nails. The Drebel, on the other hand might not be so durable.
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 6:16 PM   #4
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I have a dRebel w/a 28-135 IS lens.

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Amy....carry a clear plastic bag to keep the rain off the electronics. Cut a hole in the end of the bag so that the front element of the lens is not affected by the plastic. The rest of the camera is now wearing a rain coat.
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 6:38 PM   #6
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One gallon zip lock freezer bags & duct tape. Bag the camera, cut a hole for the lens & duct tape the hole around the end of the lens & work the controls through the plastic (practice at home first).
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Oh, those are good ideas. You never know, it's Cleveland in March. It could be 75 degrees or snowing. Thanks for the tips.

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Old Mar 22, 2004, 3:26 PM   #8
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I second the cheap clear garbage bags. I went out to shoot the implosion of veterans stadium on Sunday and I was watching the 'pro's at work. All of them set their remotes up and used garbage bags that were taped to the lens hoods and pre set for composition and focus.

All of them had remote radio slave triggers that allowed them to shoot from indoors with another camera while their slaves in the open shot at the same time.

I plan on carrying a roll of the really light clear garbage can stuff in my bag along with a smaller roll of gaffers tape...

The things you learn when you watch the pros...
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Good thoughts. I have wondered about that problem myself.
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