Lesson learned. I always make sure I have rainproof bags for anything I carry away from shelter. actually it worked out good because I discovered these think tank products that are super rugged and each piece has a rain coat. I was out with my newly returned A700 earlier and a few drops of rain made me break out the covers for everything... may have over reacted there but at least I'm well practiced now
Previously I would have everything I wasn't immediately using in a bag I would carry and the SLR was always in my hand. I got caught a good 3 -4 miles away from my truck with a full gear bag with all my lenses and the camera in my hand. no coat or anything ... I'll admit that in the back of my mind was that the camera could take the water from rain but this was what has been typical this summer, a major downpour. the last 2 months have set historical records for rain fall. it seems we don't get a gentle summer rain now we get torrential downpours. in fact I can count on one hand the number of times I've ever used the "High" speed of windshield wipers on the cars. now there on every time it rains. it's like being in the southern US where you get hard rain for hours not minutes. I was also pretty concerned with lightening as I was well out in the open a few times while I came out.
Sonolta wrote:Whenever I am out without adequate protection I carry a large zip-lock bag or two in my pocket for emergency use.