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Rain Cover for small lens, camera, and flash


Wyoming, US
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kaszubpr Gold Member Charter Member
Sun 22-Sep-02 08:00 PM

I just made CHEAP protection for above. I had to shoot in the rain last weekend so I purchased a 30" kids umbrella and cut off the plastic curved handle. I had a one inch diameter wooden hanger rod. I cut a three inch long piece from it. Went to the hardware store and bought a brass adapter which screwed into the bottom of the wood after I drilled a 5/16" hole. The adapter had a 1/4-20 thread on the inside. I mounted the wood next to my flash (SB-80DX)on my Stroboframe bracket with one of my many spare 1/4-20 mounting screws complete with handle. I then drilled same diameter hole in top as the umbrella rod. Presto - complete rain protection for any straight falling rain. Total cost $4.47!

I got a lot of laughs, but my equipment stayed dry. The umbrella was one with some "Harry Potter" logo so when you open it, the word "Wizardry" is visible - it was the only thing available in a local "Dollar" store.

When I read the post on the long lens protection, I thought I'd pass on my system protection idea.