that's why you need the Dry Zone from LowePro, I have this bag and it is great if you have to go to harsh environments, like the rainforest or in a canoe , this bag is made to be droped in the water with all your gear inside, it is as water tight as it gets, and it is well paded, plus it will not sink, and your gear will be safe and sound, you really took some chances there with close to $5,000 worth of equipment, next time get the DryZone for such trips, take care.Electromen said:Call me crazy but I took my camera on a five hour canoe trip on the Youghiogheny River, in western Pennsylvania. I took a D70, 17-55 f/2.8 DX, 70-200VR and a SB-800. I had all the equipment in an all weather bag, inside a dry cooler, which was tied down. If the canoe would have turned over, all the equipment would have been destroyed. I was a little nervous the whole time, but I'm glad I did it, everything stayed dry. Some of these areas are only accessible by canoe. The first photo was taken on land with the 17-55, the second was taken with the 70-200VR, in the canoe, while floating down the river.
Electromen said:Call me crazy but I took my camera on a five hour canoe trip on the Youghiogheny River, in western Pennsylvania. I took a D70, 17-55 f/2.8 DX, 70-200VR and a SB-800.
I took my D2X and a selection of lenses down a river in a canoe so I know about your angst. It was the only mode of transportation to a remote section of river where Cahaba Lillies, a relative of spider lillies, actually grow out in the water in a shallow shoal area and bloom in the spring.
I packed everything in a, supposedly, water-proof case, but who really knows unless you dump it in the river? My trip turned out well also, but I was happy about putting my feet back on dry ground.
In retrospect, I now look on it as being just a chance you have to take to get the unusual images; buy good insurance, take a deep breath and jump in the boat.
Sandi, you owe me big time. I just spent all kinds of time looking at kayaks online due to your post. There goes all my money once again!! Actually I have been torn between buying a large (square stern, family friendly) canoe or going for a couple of kayaks...... now you have me leaning towards the former.TOLady said: