Last night I attended a public rock concert in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. And it was raining cats and dogs. I don't mean a light drizzle, but really coming down. The crazy thing is I didn't go so much for the music (though it was entertaining) but to photograph the event. All I can say is Domke ruggedwear saved the day. While the bag looked soaked on the outside, my gear was safe and dry on the inside. I had about $1900 worth of gear in the bag, and I didn't worry about it for a moment.
Domke you make good bags! It's a pain to wax them every few months, but it's worth the effort. There's no way any other bag would've survived the hour I was wandering around in the rain. My rain coat (which has taped seams) didn't hold up as well as my bag did. We have all these great synthetic materials, but sometimes the old-school ways are still best.
To top this off I was rather surprised when a girl asked me "Are you with the news?". In all the years I've been photographing that's a first. And, yes, I told her the truth. "I'm not with the news!" She just laughed and went back to dancing and bobbing her head. People are crazy and photographers are crazy--long live rock and roll in the rain!
In case you were wondering my D700 and the lenses I used were covered by an Opteka SRC-40 SLR Rain Cover...that's about one of the best $10 I've ever spent. It held up well and the rubberized interior kept the rain off my gear.
Till my next review, rambling, or post, this is hey,hey...