11-10-2007, 05:53 PM #1
Keeping camera dry in snow, rain?
Hi all -
I apologize if this has been covered, but the search tool wouldn't allow me to search for the word "dry" as it falls short of the 4-letter minimum!
As winter approaches here in Chicago, I'm hoping to get some advice on how I can continue shooting outdoors when the snow moves in.
I've read that it's a good idea to place the camera in a plastic ziplock bag before moving indoors from the cold to prevent condensation from building up on or in the camera.
What about when you're outdoors and it is snowing? Should the camera be wrapped in plastic or something to keep it from getting wet? How weather resistant are these cameras? (I've got a Canon Digital Rebel XTi/400D - I know it's not as weather resistant as the more expensive Canon's, as it doesn't advertise itself as such).
11-10-2007, 06:50 PM #2
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11-10-2007, 10:09 PM #4
Dry is easy It might look kind of mangy, but the big ziplock bags work wonders. They fit just right, they're clear, and you just cut a hole in the front for the very front of the lens to stick through and use a rubber band to keep the rain out of the hole. And if you have a lens hood that works even better. See my example here.
There have been several threads on keeping your camera warm / dry, but you would've needed to search for "cold". This thread has a lot of information to get you started on what you can do to use your camera in cold weather and the best way to take care of it.Nikon D600 | D90 | Sony NEX-3
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11-12-2007, 03:56 AM #5
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11-12-2007, 04:19 PM #8