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Nov 17, 2014 08:02 |  #16

Very true.

And of course, a cat in the hand is worth two in the sleeve.


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Nov 17, 2014 09:12 |  #17

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Nov 17, 2014 12:08 |  #18

I use the Op/teck rain sleeves, too. They are inexpensive, fit easily in the camera backpack, and are quite functional.

Don't forget about making sure your camera bag is protected, too. My Lowepro Flipside 400AW has a self-storing rain cover.


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Nov 20, 2014 21:42 |  #19

Great advice. I just returned from Oregon trip. I used a plastic shopping bag and my rain coat because I didn't plan well enough. I'm ordering the OpTech rain sleeve. However, it's going to be a Wisconsin "snow sleeve" for now.


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Nov 22, 2014 07:36 |  #20

Scott M wrote in post #17277370 (external link)
I use the Op/teck rain sleeves, too. They are inexpensive, fit easily in the camera backpack, and are quite functional.

Don't forget about making sure your camera bag is protected, too. My Lowepro Flipside 400AW has a self-storing rain cover.

I have and used Optech Rain Sleeve before and find them very uncomfortable to use. The Fleabay alternative costs the same amount and is made out of thicker plastic and is similar to Kata E-702PL but for fraction of the cost.

I keep Optech in my bag's side pocket because it's so small but I do take Fleabay alternative when I expect to be in the rain for some time.


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Nov 25, 2014 11:10 |  #21

Three things: 1) OpTech baggie-style sleeves. Perfect and cheap. Don't last long. 2) Canon grey plastic sleeve. Expensive, but perfect coverage and stores in very minimal space and very lightweight. If you shoot in a storm, this is the one to get. Only downsides are the price and cloudy isenglass rear window to see the LED. 3) LensCoat Rain Sleeve Pro. Is open in back so you can read the LED, but still protected. Has a hand sleeve on the right side. Lightweight, waterproof and bulletproof. My best for anything but a storm. The last two are what I use.


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Nov 25, 2014 12:13 |  #22

The Optech sleeves work pretty well and are great in a pinch. If I'm going to be shooting in a driving rain or snow storm, I'll use my Aquatech sleeves. I've shot for hours in a snowstorm with these and not had any issues at all (with weather-sealed pro bodies and lenses).


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Nov 25, 2014 12:17 |  #23

I use the Optech rain sleeves as well.


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