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dhr90

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Rain cover
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:00:22 PM »
Seen various types, from heavy duty ones with 2 hand access and monopod/tripod to cheaper once/twice reuse Optech ones (would get expensive if I kept having to bin them), or a bin bag tied around end of lens and a hole for viewfinder (have done this once but it wasn't ideal), or a chamois cloth.

Any recommendations? I don't shoot in the rain too often, mainly just motorsports (as a spectator, so if fences in the way I tend to leave the camera in the bag)

The price of Optech (£6ish) appeals to me. Quality of the heavier duty ones appeals. Chammois, again price and recommendations appeal to me, but seems like a water trap to me  :o

Shooting with 7D and 70-200L primarily (yes I know they have weather sealing, but I'm not sure I want to risk that in heavy/constant rain. Especially as I don't earn anything (apart from experience and fun) from taking photos.
Canon 7D, 24-105L, 70-200 f2.8 IS II, 24mm f2.8 pancake, 2x III, Tokina AT-X124 12-24 f4 AF PRO DX II

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Rain cover
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:00:22 PM »

brad-man

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Re: Rain cover
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 05:44:12 PM »
I use a Lenscoat Raincoat RS small. They're $50. If your shooting mainly motorsports and don't need to wear your raincoat on a pod, the Vortex Media Storm Jacket would likely do the same for less.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/870819-REG/LensCoat_LCRSSMBK_RainCoat_RS_Rain_Sleeve.html

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EY40ZS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=30ZDGT2LTORV4&coliid=I3VN2LI3JZY6A6

I don't like using them, but then again, I don't particularly like shooting in the rain either :P

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Re: Rain cover
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 05:44:12 PM »