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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Fri 28-Sep-12 12:42 PM
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"Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
Fri 28-Sep-12 06:56 PM by ctadin

St Louis, US
          

I'll be shooting a 5K next weekend and there is a strong possibility that rain is in the forecast. Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can protect my flash from the elements? I won't have anyone assisting me to hold an umbrella over me as I shoot.
I have a rain cover for my 70-200mm lens mounted on my D700.
Thanks for any helpful suggestions.

Cheryl

  

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Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter MemberFri 28-Sep-12 01:50 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
          

>I'll be shooting a 5K next weekend and there is a strong
>possibility that rain is in the forecast. Anyone have any
>suggestions as to how I can protect my flash from the
>elements? I won't have anyone assisting me to hold an
>umbrella over me as I shoot.
>I have a rain cover for my 70-200mm lens mounted on my D700.
>Thanks for any helpful suggestions.
>Cheryl

For what it is worth, I shot many times in the rain and the flash got wet many times, but it never hurt the flash. I'm not sure about the D700, but my D3 and 70-200mm f/2.8 are weather sealed, so I never worried about rain gear for them and they never had any problems.

Russ
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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Fri 28-Sep-12 06:49 PM
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#2. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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Chicago, US
          

If you are worried about this OPTech USA has some flexible plastic covers for dSLRs with and without flash units mounted on the camera.

George
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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Fri 28-Sep-12 06:56 PM
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#3. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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St Louis, US
          

Thanks Russ & George for the response. I actually have an OPTech cover that covers my D700 as well as the 70-200mm lens. I also have the Nikon Weather Guards for my SB-900's. I just wasn't sure if I needed protection for the flash in case of inclement weather.

Cheryl

  

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Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter MemberFri 28-Sep-12 07:24 PM
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#4. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
          

>Thanks Russ & George for the response. I actually have
>an OPTech cover that covers my D700 as well as the 70-200mm
>lens. I also have the Nikon Weather Guards for my SB-900's.
>I just wasn't sure if I needed protection for the flash in
>case of inclement weather.

If I had a weather guard for the SB900's, I would definitely use it.

Russ
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Russell MacDonald Photography
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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter MemberFri 28-Sep-12 08:23 PM
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#5. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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Powder Springs, US
          

I'm facing that with my speedlights and Sunpak 120Js this weekend in Enka, NC. I use oven bags. They don't melt when hot and can be secured with a heavy rubber band. They can be stretched across the dish or lens without affecting the dispersion or color. I use a Fotosharp rain cover over my lens and camera. An RRS wedding bracket, or bracket of your choice can let you use an SC-17 or similar to connect the flash to the camera.

I shoot in monsoons this way. It's cheap and effective.

Scott Chapin
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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Fri 28-Sep-12 09:31 PM
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#6. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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St Louis, US
          

Scott,
Thanks for the tip. Luckily in St Louis we don't have monsoons.
By the way, I like your new avatar.

Cheryl

  

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Sun 30-Sep-12 02:10 AM
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#8. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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Tacoma, US
          

Not to mention, if you add stuffing and vegetables, you get a tasty meal after 200 full power flashes!

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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Sun 30-Sep-12 01:09 PM
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#9. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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St Louis, US
          

>Not to mention, if you add stuffing and vegetables, you get a
>tasty meal after 200 full power flashes!

Mick,
I guess I know who's cooking Thanksgiving Dinner.
I better get shooting.

Cheryl

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 30-Sep-12 01:18 AM
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#7. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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Hi Cheryl,

The Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia for a Pro DSLR w/ 70-200mm and on camera flash is another option.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Sun 30-Sep-12 01:15 PM
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#10. "RE: Nikon SB-900 in Inclement Weather"
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St Louis, US
          

Marty,
Thanks for the link.

Cheryl

  

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