Chris Keeley Photography and I were shooting in the rain, mist and fog up in Acadia Natioanal Park and all around Downeast Maine with ourLensProToGo.comrentals! We took no chances in protecting the gear from the elements. Plastic bags and umbrellas worked great! A few hints for using this rig while shooting: #1 I only use a black umbrella so as not to throw any color tints into the images. Hint #2: secure the umbrellas to a light stand with strips of Velcro and DO NOT FORGET THE SAND BAG!