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May 14, 2008 23:35 |  #1

I am going to the UK and don't want to miss shots if it is raining.

I have read about getting a raincoat for my camera.

Do these really work and if so which one would you suggest


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May 15, 2008 01:40 |  #2

I picked up a couple of the disposable Optec rain guards from my local camera store. They were like $5 for 2 rain coats and they've worked great. Cheap, durable enough for a day of shooting, and they just work.

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May 15, 2008 02:34 |  #3

Same here,

I use Optech RainSleeve, it works great, and it's really cheap.


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May 15, 2008 02:41 |  #4

Keep a UV filter on your lenses just to also be safe. Can get bit windy here and couple that with rain can cause marks on the front element.

Where abouts in the UK are you planning to go?

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May 15, 2008 02:47 |  #5

I use a Stormshield rain jacket for quick emergencies and am intending on getting a Kata 702 (or whatever model number it is) for when I know it's going to be wet. The Kata gets excellent reviews.

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May 15, 2008 06:48 |  #6

canon shooter wrote in post #5527378 (external link)
I am going to the UK and don't want to miss shots if it is raining.

In the UK, we have to deal with rain, hail, snow and flooding.

I protect my camera with one of these any time that I have to leave the house...​t/p--16--dv-4markiii--57.aspx (external link)

But don't you already have one for dealing with the heat and dust in Arizona?

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May 19, 2008 12:45 |  #7

i picked up a Kata 702, and it is awesome. Its not as compact or cheap as the rainsleeves, though i feel the quality is worth it.

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