When it comes to protecting our gear, we tend to go for the expensive because, as they say, “you get what you pay for.” But once in a while, a simple idea that helps you save a few bucks may not be such a bad thing.
We’ve shared a few DIY rain guards before — they usually involved some sort of clear plastic bag and tape — and even though those were simple enough in their own right, HDSLRNOW’s makeshift rain cover makes them all seem a bit complicated.
The folks at HDSLRNOW decided to release the tip after they used it to keep their own 5D safe during a rainy time-lapse shoot. They didn’t have a ziplock freezer bag or a takeout container handy, but do always carry a sheet of water proof Gore-Tex material.
So, using that material and some rubber bands, they secured a makeshift rain jacket onto their SLR and kept shooting. The results aren’t particularly pretty, and it’s definitely not going to work in a hurricane, but a small sheet of Gore-Tex is an easy addition to your camera bag — and it’ll only cost you $11 on eBay.