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Your experiences with Rain covers for camera and lens?

 
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Jun 09, 2018 18:02 |  #16

In a light rain, I will trust the weatherproofing of my cameras/lenses. However in heavy and extended rain, such as during my trip to the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska when it rained heavily for 10-days

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I used a Kata Cover which did an excellent job in protecting my gear.

BTW: I keep an Optech Rainsleeve for each camera that I use in a back pocket of my camera vest. That is not only to protect my gear from rain but, from salt spray when I am around the ocean and blowing sand when I am i the desert. The Rainsleeves are dirt cheap and weigh next to nothing.
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Sep 12, 2018 15:22 as a reply to  @ RPCrowe's post |  #17

Thanks for your findings and advice, I will try that Optech Rainsleeve ;-)a


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Sep 13, 2018 04:11 |  #18

my wife got a fairly nice cover for me off Amazon. not sure of the brand but it has two "sleeves" where i can insert my hands for use and accessing the lens. it has a draw string to tighten down around the barrel of the lens but its just barely big enough for my 70-200 f2.8. had to remove the foot/tripod mount from the lens to get it to fit...




  
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Sep 27, 2018 07:00 |  #19

They don't make Kata covers any longer, and the Storm Jacket, which looks nice, doesn't ship on time. Funny, it's listed as Amazon Prime, but it takes a week. Any other good choices I can get quickly and at least dry fit before I jump on a plane? This is one of those times I wished I still had a real camera store close by.

OMG, every decent camera store is closed until 10/3. I want to weep.

*Nevermind; I'm an idiot. Helps to actually be logged into the amazon account. Travel turns me into a panicked, brainless ball of useless mush.




  
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