Hello all, I plan to take my d7100 with 18-200 lens to Iquazu falls. Part of the trip will be by Zodiak to the base of the falls where we have been "guarantied to get wet". So what to do to keep the camera safe? I think I will mount the camera on my monopod for stability then wrapped a plastic bag around the lens and back over the body, maybe use live view to select the scene to photograph. What do you think? Stephen
#3. "RE: Keeping d7100 dry" In response to Reply # 2
Thanks gents, I had some trouble deciding between a 15 cents zip lock bag and $269 underwater bag until I discovered on Amazon.com that they sold rain protectors for about $20. Several got very good ratings. So I ordered one. I will be fine with this unless the raft flips. Stephen
#5. "RE: Keeping d7100 dry" In response to Reply # 0
Given the amount of water, I'd probably try the largest zip lock available. You can shoot through the bag and manage most controls from outside the bag. It's not perfect, but it creates an option for extreme conditions. If there is less water than you think, you can take the camera out of the bag.
I normally use a Storm Jacket for normal light rain. I keep it clipped to my pack at all times.
Fogging is a real nuisance. If possible, keep your camera in a plastic bag until the temperature evens and you don't get any condensation on the bag. Don't change lenses in humid warm air if your camera is cold - fogging the sensor is a bigger problem than fogging your lens or filter.
Be sure to take a small absorbent towel. I have one from REI that packs small and stays in my bag. It's great for blotting moisture and you can wring it out if needed.
#6. "RE: Keeping d7100 dry" In response to Reply # 5
Thanks for the great advice. I ordered the "professional rain cover" from Digital Goya through Amazon. It costs $15 with $5 shipping. I worry when the ads use the word "professional" as often it means the opposite but there were many good reviews, including some from people with D7000 cameras and telephoto lenses. Maybe someone has used this product? I will have to practice focusing through the plastic window in adverse conditions. My hope is to capture pixs below the falls, as water comes cascading down. Any suggestions about water wings!? S