waterproof cover recommendations?

Started Sep 25, 2008 | Discussions
blimppilot2000 Junior Member • Posts: 40
waterproof cover recommendations?

Hello,

I am taking my D40x, 18-200, 10-20 and 50 f1.8 to southeast asia for two weeks in October, and I am in the market for an effective but affordable waterproof cover for shooting in the rain. For now I'm leaning toward the Aqua Tech sport rain cover. Does anybody here have any experience using one of these? Are there any other brands/models that I might want to look into?

Thanks!

TT

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Billkt40 Regular Member • Posts: 306
Re: waterproof cover recommendations?

Here is the one I have. I like it, it works and it folds up to almost nothing.

http://fotosharp.com/camera_rain_covers.html

ianbramham
ianbramham Veteran Member • Posts: 4,353
Re: waterproof cover recommendations?

I got a Kata E-702 recently.

It's easy to use and seems to protect the camera well. I was able to see the lcd and use the viewfinder through the clear plastic: http://www.thedigitalcamerashop.co.uk/product_details.php?id=2525

The problem with any rain cover however is that you still need to leave the front of the lens exposed which will then get raindrops on it - I was using mine with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens which doesn't have a deep lens hood and I found myself forever wiping the lens clear on the occasions when I tried to photograph in steady rain fall.

It would probably work a lot more effectively on lenses which have deeply recessed hoods.

Ian
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