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    Default What if it rains?

    Was out walking today & we had an unexpected heavy shower. Had my 7d2 with 150-600 Sigma attached, also had a waterproof bag, so that was okay. I believe both camera & lens are waterproof anyway, but what method should I use to dry the lot off, if I hadnít my extra cover with me? Just a dry cloth or towel, might sound silly, but I have never been out & got a camera wet.

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    I use some kitchen roll to soak up most of the water, soft towels, microfiber ones after that, never had an issue.

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    I always have a black bin liner with me, rolled tightly and taped to the camera strap, likewise I have another in the tube of my tripod. If the worse comes to the worse weather wise just put everything in the bin bag
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    Default Re: What if it rains?

    After some particular horrendous downpours in Mull, I protected my gear as much as I could by holding it within my jacket. On my return I immediately bought one of these:

    https://www.wildlifewatchingsupplies...eversible.html
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    Default Re: What if it rains?

    I bought another Vortex storm jacket HERE (to be fair though the old one has lasted over 8 years and it's user error that has damaged it) trust me - I shoot a LOT in the rain, often 8 > 10 hours at a time. I have the normal one in black (red yellow black on their site) as it is one piece, as well as the 'pro' version (Velcro along base so you can use tripod / monopod etc)


    Another really cheap option - buy a cheap pair of waterproof trousers (with elastic ankles) and cut leg to length, roll up really small, def waterproof - added bonus is you get two of them.

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    I have a lens cover similar to shown, for the body etc I carry these, so do not laugh

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100pcs-Di....c100005.m1851

    They stretch over the body if needed or smaller lenses, you can even keep your hair dry with them and as Stan mentioned, will work as temporary overshoes if needed, they also take up no room whatsoever. £2.99 for 100!
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    Another really cheap option - buy a cheap pair of waterproof trousers (with elastic ankles) and cut leg to length, roll up really small, def waterproof - added bonus is you get two of them.
    And waterproof shorts.
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