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Waterproof camera cover


9 Oct 2019 8:10AM
Looking for advice on a decent waterproof camera cover.

I tend to work a lot in heavy rain. Festivals, press photography etc.

My 5D3 has just gone into PJ cameras in Stoke for a repair to replace the mainboard, probably due to recent soakings. Apparently they are not as amphibious as Canon make our.

I need something that will work with a selection of battery grip equipped bodies with the inevitable 70 to 200 f2.8, but cold back for the fat 16-35 type stuff.

Oh, and it needs to be durable, and capable of reuse.

Any thoughts from the EPZ massive.

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justin c 15 5.0k 36 England
9 Oct 2019 11:11AM
I can recommend the Lens Coat for the longer lenses. Not sure what other camera/lens combinations they're made but a browse on their website should soon tell you.
9 Oct 2019 11:47AM
Thanks. Do you have a web site address?
pink Plus
16 6.1k 7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 11:54AM
I use the Op-Tech raincovers, they are durable and last quite a while, there are versions for longer lenses and flashguns, I always cut out a hole around the viewfinder and use the clip on viewfinder cover to hold it in place, this then also gives you a clear view through your viewfinder.
I would re-use mine 10-12 times before they tear and they are inexpensive and very light to keep in your bag at all times.
You can get them on Amazon or Ebay;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OP-TECH-MEGA-RAINSLEEVE-CAMERA-RAIN-COVER-PACK-2-HAND-HELD-OR-TRIPOD-NEW-OPTECH/192001464535?hash=item2cb42dd8d7:g:KVYAAOSw8w1YB05h
779HOB 7 1.2k United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 12:12PM
I use a thinktank - love it. One of these .
dabbler100 8 16 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 1:57PM
Couple of options:-
https://wildlifewatchingsupplies.co.uk
https://www.outdoorphotographygear.co.uk

I have a lens cover from outdoor photography supplies and I am very pleased with it.
Philh04 Plus
14 2.1k United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 3:47PM
Another vote for Thinktank, not the cheapest but a quality product, they have one for body plus 70 - 200....
10 Oct 2019 9:21AM
Thanks everyone. I dived in and ordered a Think Tank emergency cover for 40.

I'll probably get another one from wildlife watching supplies too. Not a big fan of the Bear Grylls look though.


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