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|03-09-2013, 03:07 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Mind Your Manners
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tampa Bay
The question is: Do you intend to submerge the camera?
If you do intend to submerge the camera, I wouldn't feel comfortable with this system (Unfortunately, proper underwater housings with reliability at depth cost thousands of dollars). That's also to say nothing of the control difficulties introduced by using a rubber cover with your hands on the outside.
If you don't intend to submerge the camera, then Kata covers already fill this role and do so without interfering with control. I use a Kata E-702 to shoot paintball and storms. I trust it for everything short of wading into water.
|03-10-2013, 11:23 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Immune to sales tactics.
Join Date: Dec 2006
Another vote for the Kata rain covers - and I do mean "rain cover" in the literal sense.
On the (very) cheap, buy these:
Store Food - Store Your Belongings - ZiplocŪ Brand Slider Bags)
Depending on the size of your lenses and camera bodies, you may need the quart or gallon sized.
Carefully cut circular holes exactly the size of the bayonet mount of the lens and the front filter threading.
Screw a B+W multi-coated protective filter on the lens and put either a thick rubber band or silicone tape at the joint of the filter thread and plastic bag.
Voila. You've got a dirt cheap, short term, weather resistant layer for your DSLR.
Some people don't even bother with the second bag and just shove the whole camera and lens in one bag:
Last edited by CJOttawa; 03-10-2013 at 11:29 AM.