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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2014, 06:43:07 PM »
OpTech is ok and nice to have as a backup.  Best I have ever used is Lenscoat.  Works great, durable, waterproof, access to the controls....

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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2014, 06:43:07 PM »

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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2014, 07:06:18 PM »
I bought this rubber mask for some degree of protection but mainly  to avoid scratching. It seals some of the buttons so I assume that it will help to keep some moisture/water out.


 

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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2014, 08:27:28 PM »


Looks similar to the Canon but cheaper.

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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2014, 09:24:13 PM »
I bought this rubber mask for some degree of protection but mainly  to avoid scratching. It seals some of the buttons so I assume that it will help to keep some moisture/water out.
Looks nice. I guess one just needs to make sure to drain the water in case it gets in. Trapped water may do more damage.
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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2014, 10:17:44 PM »
Tried a few, some big, some small, the big ones such as from Lens Coat, are just that, Big & over complicated in form.

The best I've used are the "Storm Jackets" from Vortex Media, simple, light weight, do the job, used them from Africa to Antarctica, never had an issue.


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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2014, 11:43:10 AM »
Not the cheapest option,

Just wondering why the "small" one is the more expensive...

Wondered so myself. So I bought the L version. It also covers the tripod and bag hanging bellow.
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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2014, 09:01:31 PM »
Hi Sama.
I bought a Camera Armor for my 40D, hate it, It doesn't feel good to hold so can't live on the camera, I use hot shoe covers to stop the edges chewing up bags and clothes so needed to cut off the flash cover but not about to deface a bit of gear. I only wanted to use it when the camera might be at risk and it is a pain to fit / remove, you have to take off the strap, which when you are as OCD about it (has to be equal length each side) as me takes too long!
I know some of the issues are me not the cover but I still don't like the way it feels, also like a car dash treated with back to black it collects dust! I tried it again a couple of months ago, I couldn't recommend to anyone.
Always have an Op Tech rainsleeve in my bag, as someone else said practice fitting whatever you buy when you are not getting wet, it will be worth it when it is raining and you are trying to fit it before both you and the camera are soaked!

Cheers Graham.

I bought this rubber mask for some degree of protection but mainly  to avoid scratching. It seals some of the buttons so I assume that it will help to keep some moisture/water out.
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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2014, 09:01:31 PM »

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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2014, 12:57:02 AM »
Put an umbrella mount on your tripod/monopod - then no one has to hold it.
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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2014, 03:18:49 AM »

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Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2014, 03:18:49 AM »