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    Splash protection for 50D

    I like to take sailing photos from a power boat. At the moment I don't take my Canon 50D with a 28-135 lens out if the water is slightly rough because the camera may get splashed when we go over a wave or similar. I'm missing many good action shots during the rough weather. Is there any simple protection equipment for Canon cameras available short of an underwater housing?
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    A clear plastic bag with a hole in it for the end of the lens to stick out from, together with a rubber band over the where the lens sticks out works very well, and is cheap and easy to get.

    I've used this system in heavy downpours with no problems.
    I then keep the camera and the fitted bag inside another plastic bag when I 'm not using the camera.

    Sounds really cheap, but it works!
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    Google "tenba rain cover rc18"

    There's different sizes and they can vary in priice so shop around.

    I have used mine several times and keep it in the bag all the time.
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    I've used plastic shopping bags and rubber bands, as mentioned - the white bags with handles are good as you can loosely knot the handles. I have now bought some 'camera raincoats' from ebay, they come 2 in a pack for around $10, are clear, and fit most cameras with a long lens fitted. They have a drawstring that goes over the lens. Just go into the Cameras section and enter raincoat in the search - there are lots of sellers.

    EDITED TO ADD: Well, there were - I just went back to look and there is now only some dicky thing with a bracket which would not protect nearly as well IMHO. I found a similar one to mine here but it is dearer, $25.
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    It really depends on how much splash you're going to be dealing with

    There's a product call rainsleeve out there that might be suitable for what you are doing. They are relatively cheap

    The only experience I had with them is doing astrophotography, using them to keep condensation off the camera

    Hope that helps.

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    Try here I just ordered the 2X rain cover.
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