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Has anyone tried the Canon Branded rain covers?

 
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Oct 12, 2017 06:43 |  #1

I need something that completely covers the back but is easy to take on and off but still allow good access to the back of the camera. I have used the LensCoat rain cover but the back is completely open when in use which can be a problem. These look good and I can always use added Velcro tape to customize the fit around my monopod or tripod. I would need all sizes S,M and L to be able to use them with all my gear.


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Oct 12, 2017 12:48 |  #2

Canon's are rather pricy, $100 for the small. Have you looked into what some bag makers are offering, like the Ruggard at https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …ic_rain_shield_​small.html (external link) for $25.




  
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Oct 12, 2017 21:33 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #3

Yes but unfortunately the less expensive Nylon fabric covers are open at the back and therefore if it is windy the back of the camera still gets wet. Plus all the cheaper Nylon covers are water resistant not waterproof. :-( The canon ones cover the back but still allow easy access to all the camera controls plus they are very light weight, waterproof and easy to pack and quick to install. I can use extra Velcro tape to adjust as necessary. Unfortunately for my lenses I will need one in each size. I have used storm jackets and they are OK but again not waterproof and they have the same open back design. Many of the other waterproof options are very bulky and much harder to pack than the Canon ones.


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Oct 12, 2017 21:45 |  #4

Well, there is the Kata style that have clear plastic over the back and hand access sleeves on the side, or if you want to spend the money there are the Aquatech units. Big money, but if it were me that's the way I'd go.


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Oct 12, 2017 21:54 as a reply to  @ Scatterbrained's post |  #5

I like the Aqua-tech ones but they are so expensive and I think the canon ones will easily get the job done. They are lighter and easier to pack. If money was no object the Aqua-tech covers are really nice.


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Oct 13, 2017 07:50 |  #6

"One size fits most" is always going to be a consideration when you compare against something made for a specific camera or make of camera. I suggest you look at the Ruggard but do so at the Ruggard website (http://www.ruggard.com​/listing?category=2407​3 (external link)). Then look at the items called "rain cover", not "rain shield". They are a compromise design for Canon/Nikon but do offer good shielding for the back. The downside is they are also pricey but not as pricy as Canon.




  
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Oct 14, 2017 23:09 |  #7

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Oct 15, 2017 06:40 |  #8

It does not look like you can use this and keep the back of the camera covered while using the camera.


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Oct 15, 2017 07:31 |  #9

butterfly2937 wrote in post #18473012 (external link)
It does not look like you can use this and keep the back of the camera covered while using the camera.

I agree. From the review at the link provided it states

Conclusion : Overall, the Peak Design Shell Ultralight Camera Cover does a great job at repelling water and it does a great job of protecting the camera. It would of been nice if there was a way to leave the cover on as is but still be able to view the back of your camera like a clear flexible plastic and still be able to take pictures.




  
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