Haven’t we all been there – you are out taking photos and suddenly it starts raining but you don’t have a rain cover to protect your gear. Here is a quick and easy trick for a DIY rain cover that I have used myself many times.
No matter how expensive your camera or lens, you will want to protect it against the elements at all costs. This easy photo equipment hack I have used many times myself when I was surprised by inclement weather and I didn’t have my camera’s rain cover with me. I even recommend it to our Better Moments’ workshop guests before we go on one of our adventures.
A simple plastic bag – or a even better, a ziploc bag – is all you need.
Plastic bags can be found pretty much anywhere, actually, you should keep one in your camera bag at all times as there may be other situations where they can be a life (or gear) saver. For this, a translucent plastic bag will be best as it will allow you to see your camera’s screen through the plastic.
This quick and easy makeshift rain cover will not only help protect your gear from rain and snow, but also dust or sand.
The DIY works best if your lens as a lens hood as it will otherwise be exposed to the rain/snow.
Please note that this makeshift rain cover is not 100% foolproof as plastic bags can easily tear. So your camera and lens may still get damaged by the water. There are more durable solutions out there that you should consider purchasing if you head out into bad weather more frequently.
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