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    Anyone had a play with this http://flashzebra.com/products/0247/index.shtml or similar items.

    I intend doing a lot more shooting in bad weather and my gear is definitely not waterproof or even very water resistant.

    Another one which is possibly a bit over the top http://www.thinktankphoto.com/produc...ain-cover.aspx

    An this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Elastic-He...item2a1a2d8e2f as an oddity
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    The first one looks pretty good, might grab one myself.
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    i use the first one alot, carry one in my camera bag. got it from flashzebra, great place to deal with.

    have been wanting to buy the think tank one, for time when im pretty sure/planning to be out in the rain.

    kata also has one, http://www.kata-bags.com/e-702-pl-fo...to-70-200-lens

    -smurff

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    After having a failure today at an exceptionally wet event I have just purchased a Flash Zebra sleeve - just what I was looking for but all the waterproof options in NZ seem ridiculously overpriced!

    Fingers crossed its as good as it sounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurff View Post
    i use the first one alot, carry one in my camera bag. got it from flashzebra, great place to deal with.

    have been wanting to buy the think tank one, for time when im pretty sure/planning to be out in the rain.

    kata also has one, http://www.kata-bags.com/e-702-pl-fo...to-70-200-lens

    -smurff
    On the strength of that comment my severly overwork credit card will be applied to grab a couple to try out
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    Give an Artist a box of different sized colour blocks and he will create an art work; give me the same box and I will sort it by colour and then size :)

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    the guy who runs flashzebra is on photography on the net, great person,
    i even got a nice hand written thank you for you purchase on the receipt that was with them lol

    -smurff

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    I have the hydrophobia 70-200, got it with about a 80% discount, otherwise I wouldn't have it. Haven't tried it out in rain yet. It's a bit fiddly to get on and off, so if there's any chance of rain you'll have to put it on early. Seems very tough though, and should be good using it.

    That OP/tech one from Flashzebra says put a hole in the bottom for a tripod - won't you need your left hand up there too, to operate the zoom (on a zoom lens)? How much is shipping? How tough is the plastic?

    See also:
    http://fotosharp.com/camera_rain_covers.html
    http://www.photowarehouse.co.nz/tenba-rain-cover-rc-14/
    http://www.stormjacket.com/SJ1.html
    http://www.aquatech.net/sport-shields.php

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    I bought half a dozen so I'll let you know. Was $52 New Zealand for 1 pack of the flash ones, and 4 of the non flash ones (2 in each packet) including shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riley989 View Post
    I bought half a dozen so I'll let you know. Was $52 New Zealand for 1 pack of the flash ones, and 4 of the non flash ones (2 in each packet) including shipping.
    Guess I might hold off a time, till you report back.

    I am not looking for over the top driving rain protection, when it gets there I get indoors, but general drizzly light rain stuff.
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    Give an Artist a box of different sized colour blocks and he will create an art work; give me the same box and I will sort it by colour and then size :)

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    I have a couple of them. One in the camera bag & one that I use with the telescope to keep dew off the camera. They're lighter weight than plastic sandwich bags so I'd be very hesitant to fire a flash in one as a full power blast will melt a plastic bag. You can mount a 70-200 f/2.8 without poking a hole in it and you use it with your hands on the outside. It keeps the camera dry, not you. It's a bit restrictive for zooming, but it's still possible. It does get very slippery when it's wet though.

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