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Old June 9th, 2014, 03:01 AM   #31
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Re: What do you do if it rains?

Saturday - Absolutely pi****d it down - I've bought a 15 Totes mini umbrella from amazon - not as unwieldy as a golfing umbrella. Just right for covering my CX730 (The EA50 is too big/heavy to hold in one hand) to film the arrivals and departures from the church - I don't mind getting wet but I do mind it when my kit gets soaked! I look a but like uncle Bob but I got the shots
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Old June 9th, 2014, 05:27 AM   #32
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Hey Pete

Wait a minute..isn't it Summer in the UK ...It's Winter here so yep my Sunday wedding was wet and most of my photoshoot ( we did photos and video) was with umbrellas and it actually looked great. I think I need a mini umbrella for my EA-50!! ... Surely some bright spark has marketed a camcorder umbrella???

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Old June 9th, 2014, 05:46 AM   #33
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Chris I raised that on this very forum I think last year but general comments were about wind and instability - however I think having both hands on a camera with a mini hot shoe umbrella, would beat the 'camera in one hand and umbrella in the other' approach

Someone should produce and market one like this

http://www.toxel.com/wp-content/uplo...umbrella12.jpg

Actually I've just seen this with a handgrip!

http://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/...lyumbrella.jpg

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Old June 9th, 2014, 06:03 AM   #34
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That one with the handgrip seems cool as it allows you to operate the camera while staying dry.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 06:13 AM   #35
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Yeah looks ok but the brolly itself is too big - It will be unsteady in the wind and more likely to blow inside out - I'd like one just to cover the camera - I don't mind getting wet to get the shot!
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Old June 9th, 2014, 07:59 AM   #36
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I really would like a rectangular one!! That way it covers the camera length and width and the spokes on a round one wouldn't stick in your eye.

Sheesh ... surely a simple light aluminium frame with some plastic glued around it would work .. sort of like a tiny pitched roof (so the rain can run off) and then inside the frame a short frame with a cold shoe connector on the end and you could slip it on and off quickly ...I don't think it would need to fold ? Our cameras are not that big ....1/2" aluminium tubing made like roof trusses and clear plastic on top so you can see your camera

I think I just might have to make one!!

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