Hack Attack: make a rain-proof camera bag

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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

Welcome to Hack Attack, where we take a light-hearted look at building your own photographic tools on the cheap.

Photography is an expensive hobby. With new toys being released all the time to make you lust after pricey photo gear, Hack Attack provides the wallet-friendly version of doing it yourself. Over the coming weeks, you'll be able to watch the projects grow in complexity, and possibly see some epic DIY fails along the way.

This week's build is a weather-resistant, rain-proof camera bag. For this hack, you will need:

  • A digital SLR

  • Large zip lock bag, or sealable plastic bag

  • Scissors and permanent marker

  • Gaffer tape

  • Lens hood or filter.

Obviously, if you are going to do some serious outdoor rain work with this baby, you'll need to make sure the front element of the lens is protected too, perhaps with an additional filter.

See more how-to and DIY videos from Hack Attack here.

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DarylS1 posted a comment   

Wow, that's brilliant... But kind of pointless if your camera is already weather sealed like Lexy's here, and lenses that are NOT weather sealed don't (generally speaking) come with lens hoods!

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