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phil-ray
11-29-2005, 10:39 AM
im wondering whats the best way to keep rain of a lens or to clean rain off the lens of a camera, i have a Dimage Z2.

i take alot of outside photographs, mostly at track days and other car shows/ events.

just wondering has any one any tips or things to help me keep rain off my lens or whats the best thing to use to wipe the rain off the lens and not get smudges?

crunge82
11-29-2005, 11:12 AM
For what it's worth....
That camera might be small enough that just wearing a hat might help. If you're not using the flash, anyway...

EVPohovich
11-29-2005, 11:58 AM
Try a Raincoat.
http://i22.ebayimg.com/03/i/05/92/08/6a_1.JPG (http://cgi.ebay.com/RAINCOAT-fits-Canon-w-70-300mm-28-300mm-IS-L-lens_W0QQitemZ7567458773QQcategoryZ4687QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem)

phil-ray
11-29-2005, 05:51 PM
yea a cover for the camera would be a good idea but i would still need help with cleanen the lens.

i do keep it in a bag or my pocket for most of the time but just the other day when i was useing a tripod in the rain, as it was ferly dark and dint want to use the flash, rain keept getting on the lens, supose thats the trouble with photographing in the rain.

so whats the best wipes/kind of cloth to use to wipe the lens clean?

EVPohovich
11-29-2005, 06:13 PM
I use a micro fiber cloth, no scratches and clean as a whistle.

tonytryout
11-29-2005, 06:48 PM
I remember reading an article about this in one of the photo magazine (Digital Photographer?) where you can get a lens cover/hood to help with the rain.

I can't remember exactly what model it was but something like this (http://www.warehouseexpress.com/index.cfm?photo/covers/covers.html) may help?

phil-ray
11-29-2005, 07:22 PM
umm some itresting things on that page tonytryout. thanks.

just been told u could use one of them cloths u get with a new pair of glasses, apparantly they are good

carly1979
11-30-2005, 04:25 AM
yep, i think that's what EVP was talking about. i have something like this (http://www.jessops.com/search/viewproduct.cfm?PRODUCT=JESOCC&BRAND=&CONTINUE=false&FEATS=&FIRSTPRICE=&KEYWORD=&LEVEL=&MODELNUMBER=&NEWQUERY=True&NODE=193&ORD=ASC&ORDERBY=&QUANTITY=10&RECENT=0&REFINE=&SEARCH_FOR=&SEARCHNODE=0&SEARCHURL=dointellisearch.cfm&SECONDPRICE=&SHOWCASEID=&STARTROW=1&SUBS=&WORD_SEARCH=N&).

ctranter
11-30-2005, 07:04 AM
use a plastic bag, works like a charm for me.

phil-ray
11-30-2005, 12:14 PM
i think ill be getting a microfiber cloth at the weekend

el-Ignoramus
12-15-2005, 03:45 AM
Saran Wrap, much cheaper and disposable :) plus It clinges nicely to the camera's lens hood, but that's only coz I have an add-on tube that doesn't fit in my Rain Coat anymore