Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Sports photography while raining. Help.

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hougang
    Posts
    38

    Default Sports photography while raining. Help.

    Hi people,

    just got a question in mind.

    Im an avid sports photographer, mostly on soccer and rugby.

    What do i do when its raining and i bo bian have to shoot the game?

    Is there some kind of housing that i can purchase? I've checked out the underwater housing for my 400d and its dam ex...

    Is there any other way? put a plastic bag over it? HAHA. jk.

    NEED HELP NEED HELP!

  2. #2

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    Quote Originally Posted by iqgnos View Post
    Hi people,
    Is there any other way? put a plastic bag over it? HAHA. jk.

    NEED HELP NEED HELP!
    Well, yes actually. That would work, with some effort.

    Failing that, try here or here. Kata have some too but you won't find it in Singapore.
    D90 | 16-85mmVR | 70-300mmVR | AF-S 50mm 1.4

  3. #3
    Member vince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore
    Posts
    922

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    Quote Originally Posted by iqgnos View Post
    Hi people,

    Is there any other way? put a plastic bag over it? HAHA. jk.

    NEED HELP NEED HELP!
    Ziploc the camera leaving a hole for the lens and use lens hood. That's what I do when I walkabout and it starts raining.
    Wissen Sie, wer ich bin?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yp-wang/

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Astin Studio
    Posts
    4,736

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    u can also get those camera raincoat, about $10 from camera shops, it looks like a big plastic bag in the shape of camera, with a small opening in front and with a cable to tie to your lens/filter ring.

  5. #5
    Senior Member +evenstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Singapore / United Kingdom
    Posts
    5,655

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    350D + 70-200 f4L, gone through moderate to medium rain couple of times without protection and still going strong. just put the equipment into dry box after use.

    my 1D has also gone through wet weather shooting without problems

  6. #6

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    350D + 70-200 f4L, gone through moderate to medium rain couple of times without protection and still going strong. just put the equipment into dry box after use.

    my 1D has also gone through wet weather shooting without problems
    Yup. Most cameras are able to withstand rain.
    Has been shooting in the rain for years... never had a prob.

    All you really have to do is just wipe dry and put into drybox when you are done with the shoot.

    Alternatively, you can just choose not to shoot in rain.
    D3s / D3x / 18-55 f3.5 - 5.6 / 55-200 f3.5-5.6 / 50 f1.8

  7. #7

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    Get a 1D with a weather-sealed L lens (70-200/2.8IS or 300/2.8 or 400/2.8). With that I bet you will give up long before the camera =p. More seriously just get plastic/ziplock bag with a hole cut through it for the lens. Tie the opening with rubber bands if necessary.
    5D Mk II | TS-E 17L | 17-40L | 24-105L IS | 35L | 85L | 70-200 f/2.8L IS | 100L Macro | 580EX II

  8. #8
    Member NeTHaCk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    786

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    like the bros mentioned, camera raincoat.

    Last year during NDP, it rained. I came prepared with plastic bags and the NDP raincoat. i used plastic bag to cover the body+ leave some opening for the lens and viewfinder.

    use your creativity i'm sure you can do something hehe

  9. #9

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    All the NS guys will tell you.......garbage bag rocks

    Big enough for YOU......AND camera!

    (yes, I have used it before - that's why I carry 2 bags)

    Get the black colored bag. It's very useful if you get the 'Flyer Special' extended duration ride

  10. #10

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    my nikon system has gone thru more than showers without any additional protection, still strong!

  11. #11

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    Quote Originally Posted by iqgnos View Post
    Is there any other way? put a plastic bag over it? HAHA. jk.

    NEED HELP NEED HELP!
    you can always use a 500mm with TC to shoot in the shade

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    look for dicapack or ewa-marine raincoat.. www.dicapac.com.sg/ or ewa-marine.com

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hougang
    Posts
    38

    Default Re: Sports photography while raining. Help.

    wow thanks everyone =)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •