A Cheap Way to Protect Your Camera in the RAIN.

A Cheap Way to Protect Your Camera in the RAIN.

Jared Polin, FroKnowsPhoto.Com and this is
a quick tips for how to protect your camera in the rain. We’re not saying that you should
always go shoot in the rain, but you have to be prepared or you should be prepared for
inclement weather, that means, if it’s going to rain or its dusty or its storming or its
whatever ring out, any kind of precipitation you want to protect yourself and you don’t
have to spend $200 to do this. You could to get the professional version
of protecting your camera, but when you’ve got. Let’s see $3,000 to when you have $5000
worth of gear, you may want to keep something in your bag to protect your camera and you
could do something like this. This is a think-tank hydrophobia. There’s
a company called Aqua Tech that also makes protection gear for the rain, you see guys
on sidelines of football games, at sporting events they use them simply, you put this
on your camera you can look through the back of it, its going to protect it in down pouring
rain. Now, it’s not to prevent protect the front
element, because you still need to shoot through it, but this is a $200 option. This may not
be for you. So, what can you use if you want to do something less expensive? Well this
isn’t just a plastic bag. This is act – what you say photic optech, this is made by Optech,
this is called the rain sleeve by Optech. Allen’s camera carries these. They come in
a two of them at a time. I think they are like 6, 7, 8 bucks, but its plastic. You throw
it in your bag just in case you need it. I’ll just show you how it works pretty simply.
You slide your camera in here. Don’t suffocate, don’t let kit suffocate in this. Actually
they can’t, because you can’t really cut it off, but anyway it has a drawstring on the
end. You’d tighten this around your lens – boom! And then you put whatever, I’m not gonna do,
its like one hand. Alright, one hand tighten it like that, then back here you have the
eyepiece, you take your eye piece off the camera and then attach it using this plastic. See a plastic eyepiece then you can have both
hands in it, one at the bottom, one here, it’s not the easiest thing in the world, but
if you are stuck in the rain and you need to protect your camera from inclement weather,
this is an awesome option to have. It’s inexpensive for 5, 6 under 10 bucks you get two of these,
you can reuse them, but even if you didn’t reuse them, you just use it. When you protect
your camera and you got the shot that you wanted, you may – you know this is a good
thing. So, think about having one of these in your bag at all time, whether it’s an expensive
one or 5, 6 dollar version, that’s up to you. That’s a quick tip: how to protect your camera
in the rain. Jared Polin, FroKnowsPhoto.com. See you. Thank
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69 Replies to “A Cheap Way to Protect Your Camera in the RAIN.”

  1. hi jared, my image isn´t coming up to the photo of the month challenge, i mean, i posted it two days ago, but it´s not where the others are, what´s happend?

  2. Hey YouTube your new comment system is a JOKE.  I can't reply to anyone anymore to answer their questions.  Get with the times and FIX THIS.

  3. clear plastic bag & rubberband, a pair of sissors + Sewing machine. Go for it. I made 10 of these in 15 minutes, and made me and my students happy.

  4. Love the interesting choice of location for shooting this specific video and the hint. I thought you're pulling out a shower cap, it looked like one before you pulled it out. haha. I generally avoid the rain but a very good tip. Thank you.

  5. actually that works great, i have bought 5 or 6(i have on my bag one and all the others i gave them to my friends). i love it, and it really protect my gear from storms(i used to make thunderstorm timelapse).

  6. I was out shooting Warped Tour in Florida and it started to rain in the middle of a set (Mind you this was Florida rain, so the ground started to flood) My friend had one of these and it saved my ass. I'll always carry a couple in my bag

  7. Throughout this video all I can think about is where you got your tub! Plus the plastic rain covers saved me multiple times!

  8. I see your video where you walked right into the shower with the Think Tank Hydrophobia. IN your opinion, what would you trust walking into a shower with, the Think Tank or the Opteck? is there a difference in shooting with either one?

  9. A simple plastic bag works as well, in a pinch. Just make a round hole for your lens to peek through and you are good to go. 

  10. I hate these plastic bags. They are cumbersome, poorly designed and plain boring, besides they contaminate this world.

  11. I've used these, they also have a flash version that allows you to protect the camera with flash installed.  Reused them several times, and have them stuffed in a pocket in my bag, just in case

    … What pisses me off the most is that I can't even delete my google+ account or anything… We are basically forced to have it if we want a youtube or gmail account.

  13. Maybe they turned off commenting on my old videos or something because I can't reply to anyones old comments on older videos. 

  14. The willingness and ability to continue shooting, even when the weather turns, can be a big plus.  That includes wave action and spray at the beach…  Some of the heavier rain gear also quiets your gear and larger versions can include your on camera speedflash.  Good practical tips Jared!

  15. I have to ask, do I really need to put something like this on My 5D Mk3 and 70-200? Together, they make a completely sealed system, and unless it's a torrential downpour, is there really a need in light rain? I've had water splashed on my rig a few times now, and as long as I don't take the lens off and let water in, it's fine.

  16. Dude, it's because of heavy traffic sights like yours that will allow us to have the old Youtube comment setup. – I hate that no one can respond to questions. Seriously Thank you Jared, for posting you want this fixed. 

  17. Great tip Jared! I've been looking for a solution like this with the balance of cheapness and effectiveness. I rarely get stuck in the rain shooting but it is good to be prepared.

  18. I've used these several times before – they're quite effective and useful.  It was when I started shooting golf that I had to go for something quieter (I eventually went with the Think tank Hydrophobia) without the plastic crinkle sound.

  19. Good camera does not give a single fuck about any weather. Both my K20D and K5 do withstand more than me 🙂

  20. sounds like good ideas, my main concern with bags and such is, they protect the camera from water getting in, but also TRAP the camera in, if/when water gets in.  with winter starting I've been thinking of ways to avoid ruining the camra, I was lucky last year that it wasn't all that wet, but this year looks like it may be more so.

  21. Next time you stay in a hotel, take a few of their shower caps away with you. They are elasticated and work great. They even come in a little box. And they are FREE!

  22. great tip and good tricks in your videos!
    Just wanna say that i love your video for one thing also: you did'nt made an intro with volume so high my ears blood (they all do this)

  23. I keep a package of these in my truck ,the wife's car, my camera bag and my fishing gear ,and they come in handy .Great insurance for getting caught in wet weather  fit nicely in my back pocket I would also suggest a rubber band for the front of the lens to assist the draw string

  24. 5 Years late but whatever.
    This looks great! I plan on shooting outdoors Sunday but there is rain in the forecast. I've shot out in the rain before with my Nikon D500 and even though it IS weather sealed, I still get a little mentally freaked out when shooting in rain (mainly because the camera is a big expense for me and it's my baby). At least with this, I could shoot a bit more at ease.

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