What is the best way to protect your camera from rain

Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by fhtpdw20, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. fhtpdw20

    fhtpdw20 DIS Veteran

    Sep 26, 2006
    Rain predicted for our trip. How can I take photos and still protect camera from elements (nothing fancy, just a point and shoot style)? Thanks.
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  3. photo_chick

    photo_chick Knows a little about a lot of things, a lot about

    Mar 1, 2007
    Aquapac makes a nice little universal bag that's fairly inexpensive. A more expensive route is a housing designed specifically for your camera.

    If you want to go way cheaper, you can use a large ziplock baggie. But the quality of the plastic tends to wonk things up when you shoot through them.
  4. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

    Aug 23, 2008
  5. llrain

    llrain <font color=green>Has a one-way ticket to the funn

    May 22, 2003
    Get a Pentax. Mine's been naked in the rain several times. WR cameras and lens. WR works like a charm
  6. Khokhonutt

    Khokhonutt Mouseketeer

    Sep 28, 2004
    I always expect rain at WDW, so I plan for it. I also plan on getting wet on rides and still want to carry the camera.

    I've always handled the extreme wet with zip lock bags. You can get them pretty big (way bigger than you would need). I typically carry a gallon size which will hold most of my cameras by themselves, then one of the 2 or 3 gallon size, that will fit my camera bag and all.

    I've also found certain camera bags hold up to some rain better than others. One of the things I really like about my Million Dollar Home series bags is their ability to keep light moisture out. They at least keep things relatively dry while you run for cover and don the zip locks.

    I have not done much with shooting while raining, but I do know there are bags out there for that (probably some of the ones already posted).
  7. BuzzLiteyear

    BuzzLiteyear To infinity and beyond....or just drop me off at t

    Oct 8, 2007
    I do the same. Ziplock bags are easy to carry around and I sometimes even shoot through them.
  8. BirdsOfPreyDave

    BirdsOfPreyDave Disney Lover, DVC Member, SSR Fanatic DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Jul 22, 2006
    On days when it's absolutely pouring, I leave the DSLR back in the room. (We didn't get many photo days TS Debby this summer.) I will carry the waterproof camera, though. I just recently got a Nikon Coolpix AW100, which works great for pool days, beach days, and washout days.

    On sunny days, I always have a large plastic bag with me just in case. It stays in a "Joey" pouch on my Black Rapid camera strap.

    On days that I suspect it might rain more than just the typical afternoon shower, I'll also wear my ThinkTank holster on my belt. It's a convenient place to carry a few extra lenses for the day, and has a waterproof cover in case I need to stash the camera away from the weather.
  9. Gianna'sPapa

    Gianna'sPapa DIS Veteran

    Aug 16, 2008

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