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    Hi, thought I should share here my experience earlier this week. I was travelling in Vietnam and touring Mekong river. As part of the trip, there is this 'Mekong river' boat ride. Well, it is actually 'sampang' that can take 4 passengers and 1 rower. As I was boarding this sampang, it starts to rain but very light. Once out in the river, it starts to pour like crazy!

    It is either you jump into the river or just sit tight and wait for the sampang to row up the river to the bigger boat waiting upstream. Luckily I have always kept a spare rain coat inside my camera sling bag. I only have enough time to pull it over me to cover my bag. I cling my camera under my chest with the rain coat covering it. That 15 minutes is just like hours and I am totally soak with no sign of the rain stopping any sooner.

    So the lesson I learnt here is, if not for my spare rain coat, my bag of lenses and camera will need to go for water proofing test. So, do keep a spare rain coat inside your bag.

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    There is a camera bag with a built-in rain cover that you deploy in emergency like this.

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    Get this:
    Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket - Men's - Free Shipping at REI.com

    Packable, light and very effective. Highly recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    There is a camera bag with a built-in rain cover that you deploy in emergency like this.
    you mean ThinkTank?
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    You need "raincoat" for both the person and the bag.
    Either use that provided when you buy the bag (if included) for the bag
    or get an extra large raincoat for both the person and his bag. A poncho that can double as a ground-sheet will be excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrh0413 View Post
    you mean ThinkTank?
    No.

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    hmm.

    so far, i've used the Timbuk2 Lightbrite messenger in heavy downpours on the way to work on my bike and the contents are always bone dry.

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    My Lowepro sling does come with a built in cover but you know it is only for the top. Such cover cannot be water tight. A rain coat is necessary under those kind of rain condition. You also cannot use those body hugging rain cost as you need to cover the bag and your body.

    Last but not least, if the rain coat is too bulky, it takes up too much space in your bag. I would suggest the simple $2 cheap plastic rain coat. That is my 2-cent opinion.

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    i always have a black trash bag all folded up and in the camera bag
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    i always have a black trash bag all folded up and in the camera bag
    and a condom in the wallet?

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    My Pentax is weatherproof.... no worries....

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    My old lowepro micro trekker has an inbuilt raincover which comes handy on many occassions.

    Just recently I bought a Nereus waterproof Rain coat. Abit cumbersome to use in rain, but nevertheless useful.

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    and a condom in the wallet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    and a condom in the wallet?
    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
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    I prefer Lock n Lock for keeping camera. water-tight and also can aid flotation. If not too much gear (ie when travelling), it is entirely possible that a man-overboard could still have his DSLR with him when he washes up on a desert island. Better to take photos of Smoke Monster with.
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