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Old 01-22-2010, 06:17 PM   #8
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I've got a Storm Jacket - - and can vouch for it. That, combined with a lens hood has done a very good job keeping my my 40D and 70-200 dry in some pretty serious rain and wet snow. It comes with a little zip up pouch and is small enough to keep in the camera bag all the time.

I used to be a fan of the Ziploc approach, but now I feel the same way as I did about tripods... the cheap approach will do the job (and is probably fine if you're not using it too frequently), but having a more legit solution can be pretty helpful, especially if you're in a hurry and don't have the time to cut a hole in a bag.

Another reason to get away from the plastic bags is that you'll come across as more professional. If people think you're a professional photographer, or with the paper, or whatever, you'll be able to get away with all sorts of things that you wouldn't normally be able to do... not that I've ever taken advantage of that.
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