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NELL cruise - Camera Rain Cover

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Postby Jen » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:06 pm


Some of you were asking about the rain cover I had on the NELL cruise that worked so well in keeping my camera dry...

http://abetterphotoguide.bizhosting.com/camera_rain_covers.html
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Postby epona » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:23 pm


Thank you for posting this information Jen.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:29 am


Is this something that you guys would recommend buying and putting in the camera bag?
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Postby Jen » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:45 am


I have one and it sure came in handy on the boat trip. I was able to keep the camera body and lens dry, especially with the lens hood - I wasn't wiping off the end of the lens near as much. It's no weight at all, and you crumple it up and toss it in. The material is fantastic and shakes dry. It was joked at me that I should have brought a bunch to sell on the boat!
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Postby Gary Martin » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:50 pm


Since I used to shoot all the time in really nasty weather off of a tripod, I ended up investigating Op Tech's Weather Gard system. It works really well and will protect lenses up to about 300 mm f/4. Here's the link to their website.

http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForu ... 47.html#29

Although I've used it handheld, it isn't recommended for that nor would I necessarily recommend it for handheld use but off of a tripod, it is superb!

BTW you need to scroll down a bit on their website. It's on the right side.
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Postby Jen » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:58 pm


I thought about the Op-Tech, but Gary's right - due to it's bulk, it's harder to use handheld, which is why I went with the crumple bag. 8)
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Postby COTA » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:43 pm


Jen,
Thanks for sharing the info! Glad you're enjoying your new Canon! Loved the hummingbird photos!
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