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Brandonw365

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Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
« on: August 31, 2012, 02:17:46 PM »
I am shooting American football with a 60D and 70-200 2.8L (not weather sealed). Any relatively inexpensive ideas for weatherproofing these against rain for sports? Right now i just use a trash bag but it can be difficult to maneuver and see through the viewfinder.

 

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Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
« on: August 31, 2012, 02:17:46 PM »

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Re: Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 02:46:48 PM »
http://www.thinktankphoto.com/categories/rain-covers/hydrophobias.aspx

Not exactly inexpensive but you get what you pay for...
I recently tried an 'inexpensive' solution (a $10, see-through plastic slip-on 'condom' type) which was too frustrating. While easily foldable into your pocket / poncho, these types don't repel the water very well and your hands get more wet trying to get your hands into them.
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Re: Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 03:10:56 PM »
Maybe not the most effective, but certainly fun


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Re: Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 03:20:43 PM »
http://www.thinktankphoto.com/categories/rain-covers/hydrophobias.aspx

Not exactly inexpensive but you get what you pay for...
I recently tried an 'inexpensive' solution (a $10, see-through plastic slip-on 'condom' type) which was too frustrating. While easily foldable into your pocket / poncho, these types don't repel the water very well and your hands get more wet trying to get your hands into them.


Cool, I've never seen those before. Ill look into them, thanks.

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Re: Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 05:55:56 PM »
The Think Tank Hydrophobia's are great.  I have the 70-200 without flash and the 300-600!

The Op/Tech Rainsleeve is a cheaper alternative.  I always keep these in my camera bag.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/469774-REG/OP_TECH_USA_9001132_18_Rainsleeve_Set_of.html

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Re: Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 06:39:58 PM »
I'll vote for the Op/Tech sleeves, they kept my camera nice and dry on this day with some really torrential rain.


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I, on the other hand, was soaked from water running past my rain-coat's sleeve cuffs.
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Re: Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 07:16:45 AM »
That's the one I tried, not bad for single use in a crunch, but my hands got wet getting them in/out, and once wet, it took forever to dry, and was hard to fold back up (like a map  :)).  Would keep one around as a backup / emergency option, but if i knew I HAD to shoot in the rain, I'd keep looking if the TT is too $$$
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Re: Waterproofing a camera/lens combo for sports
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