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Old Nov 17, 2014, 11:27 AM   #1
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Hello all - I haven't been around much lately, but have checked in from time to time to catch up. I haven't really used the camera since late spring, but now that it is soccer season again, I will be taking a lot of pictures.

For the past 5 years I have taken pictures at my son's school for boys and girls soccer teams. I would classify it as luck that I haven't yet had to shoot in the rain, but fear my luck is running out. As such I have started looking at rain covers for my Kx and Sigma 70-200 2.8 lens mounted on a monopod. I'm not a "live view" kind of shooter, so I would need to see through the eye piece.

I see a wide variety of options and wanted to get some real user input before making an investment. Some of these covers get expensive, but not as expensive as the equipment they are protecting.

So if you have an opinion, bring it on.

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Old Nov 17, 2014, 2:43 PM   #2
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I've seen people carrying cameras with plastic sleeves or bags around the lens/camera mount area. I would think anything fancier than that would involve buying a waterproof enclosure and they get expensive quickly. I think that might be over-kill.

Personally I've always had a sealed camera and have only once been out shooting in pouring rain (with a sealed lens). So I have no direct experience with the various options.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 5:20 AM   #3
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You get what you pay for, I use these

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/produc...00-600-v2.aspx

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/produc...ain-cover.aspx

The materials are top quality, you have little condensation even after prolonged use

However if you shoot minimally the cost is a lot so

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...FvsaAtmV8P8HAQ
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Have the small hand held version of the Storm Jacket. Like the extra protection with non WR lenses.

http://www.warmcards.com/SJ_ORDER.html

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Old Nov 18, 2014, 7:57 AM   #5
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The problem with the small ones is that they have problems taking a battery pack and or cameras such as the D4/s
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