Re: The Friendly War Of Color - 5DMkII's at the edge
LJ, I agree with your comments. Today's gear is different. Exposing it to the elements, natural or otherwise is a choice.
In Thailand it is currently Songkran which is the Thai water festival to welcome the new year (Thai new year). Traditionally, it was not a raucous water war, but today it is no environment for unprotected gear. I typically don't take my gear out during the days of Songkran Festival, though a housing or good rain cover would be OK in most cases. Actually, a 1DsIII would likely be OK, but for the Holi Festival which John started this thread on I'd rather have my gear completely encased.