It started raining.. now what

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by alaios, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi there,
    Yesterday on my walk with my daughter it has started raining... mostly too bad for an outdoor event that it was going on, kind of local festivity in the city I live. I wanted to use my camera to capture a bit of the event, the local costumes, germans drinking beer... but it was really heavy raining. I have tried to find some cover spots but with no great luck....
    What do you do when it rains? Do you have any special kind of rain protection, cover to protect somehow the camera?

    Regards
    Alex
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    The NEX bodies are not weather resistant to speak of, so if it was raining it would stay in the bag and I'd shoot with my phone (or my wife's P&S if I thought that far ahead).
     
  3. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    382
    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    a hotel shower cap works wonders,

    but you do look a bit silly :biggrin:
     
  4. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

    182
    Dec 10, 2012
    Netherlands
    Therefore it I always have a waterproof handy bag over my shoulder.
     
  5. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hahaha nice :p
     
  6. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    What do you mean by waterproof hand bag? And how do you shoot/control the camera from the bag?
     
  7. lowbone

    lowbone TalkEmount Regular

    99
    Oct 21, 2012
    Optech sells what they call rain sleeves, I think you get three for about six dollars. They are designed for a DSLR so they might be kind of floppy on a NEX. A small plastic bag with a few rubber bands to take in the slack will work. You can get some very good photos in the rain.
     
  8. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

    282
    Aug 5, 2013
    Just get a few freezer bags, the zip lock ones for sealing food airtight and pop you nex in there. Be sure and squeeze most of the air out before you zip it closed. You will be surprised how great they work and they are pennies each. I always have one in my camera bag.
     
  9. williadw

    williadw TalkEmount Rookie

    12
    Mar 23, 2013
    Virginia
    Try this...

    Here ya go... (not for gale-force winds, of course…)

    The Camera Bag: Umbrella tripod mount helps you shoot in the rain


     
  10. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    hehe! brilliant tip :biggrin: