Rain guards for your camera can be very useful. If you'd rather make one yourself yourself than buy one, Digital Camera World shows off how to convert an old CD spindle into a rain guard for those rainy spring shoots.
All you need is the plastic cover of a CD spindle, some gaffer tap, a clear bag, and a sharp knife. If you happen to have a compass sitting around that makes it a little easier to get the right cut as well. From there, you just calculate the diameter of your lens, cut out the CD spindle, and wrap it in gaffer tape. Finally, attach the plastic to the CD spindle with more tape, and you're all done.
If you don't need a fully waterproof camera this certainly does the trick. Head over to Digital Camera World for the full how-to.
DIY Photography Hacks: why a blank CD case is the perfect rain guard for your lens [Digital Camera World via DIY Photography]