Old 03-19-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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So...shooting out in the weather you obviously have to protect the camera/lens. I think I may have found a great solution. I saw this on Shark Tank and thought it would be great for photography.

http://www.nubrella.com/order_uscan.php

Anyone have one of these? Thoughts on how this would work for photogrpahy?

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Old 03-19-2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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So...shooting out in the weather...
Ok, pet peeve time. You can't shoot out in the weather. It's not a physical thing that falls from the sky. You can shoot out in the rain, the snow, etc....

Sorry, Andrew, it's not directed at you, it's just the misuse of "weather" annoys me the most.

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Think Tank makes makes custom bags that fit cameras and lenses. Although pricey they get the job done. I personally dont use any type of cover when shooting out in the rain, sleet, snow, hail, sand, salt water, etc but I may pick up the Think Tank Hydrophobia soon.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/catego...in-covers.aspx
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Ok, pet peeve time. You can't shoot out in the weather. It's not a physical thing that falls from the sky. You can shoot out in the rain, the snow, etc....

Sorry, Andrew, it's not directed at you, it's just the misuse of "weather" annoys me the most.

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Andrew, its probably easier to just use some plastic grocery bags and rubber bands. That, or spring for think tank covers that Walter linked to. Shooting through that clear plastic of those umbrellas will probably screw with your image quality, you have to worry about rain droplets accumulating on the other side. Just keep it simple.
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Ok, pet peeve time. You can't shoot out in the weather. It's not a physical thing that falls from the sky. You can shoot out in the rain, the snow, etc....

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/Still waiting for the day someone says, "It's weathering out today." That's grounds for a punch them in the face.
So does the same hold true for "shooting out in the elements"? After all, it's not "elementing" either . . .

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Why would you ever think of shooting through this thing?

http://www.nubrella.com/whynubrella.php
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Why would you ever think of shooting through this thing?

http://www.nubrella.com/whynubrella.php
I would love to see a football game with all the players wearing nubrealls.
LMAO, I didnt notice the pics at first. I would never wear something so stupid.
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Andrew, its probably easier to just use some plastic grocery bags and rubber bands. That, or spring for think tank covers that Walter linked to. Shooting through that clear plastic of those umbrellas will probably screw with your image quality, you have to worry about rain droplets accumulating on the other side. Just keep it simple.
Actually I was thinking about cutting a hole in it where I would shoot through. I was out shooting in the snow, and the grocery bag works but parts of the camera/lens still get wet. Not much bug sooner or later something is not going to work.

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Why would you ever think of shooting through this thing?

http://www.nubrella.com/whynubrella.php
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It may look stupid but it would provide easy foolproof protection. There is no hands involved with this so that makes it a great way to have both hands on the camera.

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Actually I was thinking about cutting a hole in it where I would shoot through. I was out shooting in the snow, and the grocery bag works but parts of the camera/lens still get wet. Not much bug sooner or later something is not going to work.

It may look stupid but it would provide easy foolproof protection. There is no hands involved with this so that makes it a great way to have both hands on the camera.
I see your point. But you would have to either protect the camera anyway or constantly hold it high enough to keep it under the protection of the dome. If you hang the camera on a strap from your neck and it is on your belly it would get wet as you move around or with a bit of wind.
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Why would you ever think of shooting through this thing?

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I would love to see a football game with all the players wearing nubrealls.
Something about the nubrella reminds me of these things we used to torment when were kids...

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Actually I was thinking about cutting a hole in it where I would shoot through. I was out shooting in the snow, and the grocery bag works but parts of the camera/lens still get wet.
Not if you use a 2 gallon Ziplock baggy. My 5D and 100-400 both fit inside one just fine and don't get wet.
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99 cent bandana from walmart works just fine. Any DSLR can withstand the "weather" more than the manufacture suggests/wants you to know anyway.

Ive shot with my 30D and Rebel XT in heavy rain and snow plenty of times, truly being "drenched" with out any issues.
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I would go with the ziplock as it has less cost and the wind wont get it so bad, For light rain or snow I keep a hand towel handy.
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They look like Astronauts.
Can you imagine them banging around in the shuttle with those on.
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Yeah It reminded me of Buzz. Except his camera was outside of the suit though.

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Neil obviously didnt visit before his trip, he would have been better prepared had he did.
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99 cent bandana from walmart works just fine. Any DSLR can withstand the "weather" more than the manufacture suggests/wants you to know anyway.

I've shot with my 30D and Rebel XT in heavy rain and snow plenty of times, truly being "drenched" with out any issues.
Joey, I find that amazing. I do recommend that you have a back up body.
As I have mentioned in another thread (where I pointed out the availability of the Thank Tank cover) my 40D was in a bag when it got a few drops on it and died for the day. (Just as the light was getting good.)
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Joey, I find that amazing. I do recommend that you have a back up body.
As I have mentioned in another thread (where I pointed out the availability of the Thank Tank cover) my 40D was in a bag when it got a few drops on it and died for the day. (Just as the light was getting good.)
Really? I would wonder if there was something else wrong? I wish I had some photos of myself when I took this shot. Pouring, by the time we finished the shoot it looked like I had walked through a shower, as did my 30D. Ive had similar situations with my Rebel XT (ive got a couple back up bodies)



And recently did a 40 minute session in heavy snow that left my camera covered in water and snow as well, I believe my girlfriend has a photo of my camera on her computer, I will have to see if she can send it to me.

This one was shot by my girlfriend.

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Not the wetest that we have been, but I shot like this for about 45 minutes or so.

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Hey, those poor man gloves are damn useful.
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I carry one of these Storm Jackets around with me at all times:

http://www.vortexmedia.com/SJ1.html

It's basically a waterproof tube with stretchy drawstrings on both ends. I like it enough that I'd buy another one if I lost it.

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I carry one of these Storm Jackets around with me at all times:

http://www.vortexmedia.com/SJ1.html
His lovely hair is going to get wet.

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