Wet weather protection-Canon Gear


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snapperBB

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Hi,
I'll be making my maiden trip to Taman Negara in a week's time and would be bringing my gear along. I heard that rain is a norm there, and Iam wondering what can I do to protect my gear. Are there commercially available wet weather protection gear for cams and lenses?

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For storage, you can look at Lowe Pro's AW series of bags. These bags comes with additional rain cover to protect the bag and your gears from the rain.
 

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If you intend to shoot in the rain, the best would be an underwater casing, but it is very costly. If you are using a 1Ds or 1D togther with L lenses, then it should be able to withstand light rain.
 

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How much are these underwater casings? If I'm only planning to use it in wet weather (aka rain :)), I don't think there's a need for a superbly sealed and highly rated waterproof system, just some basic sealing?
 

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underwater casing easily cost around $2000. But these are for sealed underwater environment that can withstand pressure.
I don't think you need or want to use them on land.... it will look weird.;)
 

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How much are these underwater casings? If I'm only planning to use it in wet weather (aka rain :)), I don't think there's a need for a superbly sealed and highly rated waterproof system, just some basic sealing?
Basic sealing - ziplock bag - sure is the right term.
 

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Basic sealing - ziplock bag - sure is the right term.
Agree, I usually travel with many zip-locks.. Quite useful in most weather conditions..
I found it a real help in keeping my sweat off the cam too..

Went trekking in Taman Negara a few years back..
Think my cam got more soaking from my sweat than the occasional downpour..

Also, you can borrow books from library concerning travel-/weather-proofing of cams..
Usually real cheap and useful suggestions from those who have been-there-done-that..

Cheers! :)
 

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use those transparent plastic food wraps.. cheap and good. and it fits snugly to the camera body. and u can access the buttons and controls. no problems.

L lenses are usually weather sealed.
 

snapperBB

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Hi all,
Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions. Will possibly go for the ziplock bags, seems like it is the most convenient and economical option now....:) .
 

use those transparent plastic food wraps.. cheap and good. and it fits snugly to the camera body. and u can access the buttons and controls. no problems.

L lenses are usually weather sealed.
wah clingfilm! sounds good leh... cheap also... Maybe use to wrap all the seals and stuff... heh
 

cherkel

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there is this raincoat for camera and lens, i think is less than $20.
You can find it at MScolour
 

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