Originally Posted by INKMAN
Yeah then conditions were getting worse by the minute and my hands were freezing but I did my best. I had the CP filter on there but didn't mess with it at all really. I was too worried about keeping the camera dry! I'll post a few more later.
Living in Seattle, keeping the camera dry is something we constantly have to deal with. Even something as simple as a plastic garbage back with a hole poked through it for the lens works great. I usually have a few small garbage bags in my camera bag all the time just in case I have to deal with rain.
It'll also depend on your camera body too. Most consumer level camera bodies aren't weather-sealed very well, but the higher you go up in camera model, the more they can stand up to extreme conditions. I shot Subiefest 2 during a torrential downpour for most of the day without any protection on my D200 and it worked great with zero problems, whereas some other people's cameras completely froze up on them once they got wet.