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Sleepy Weasel
Posts: 4,541
Castle Rock, Colorado, US


I'm taking a trip in a few weeks that may require me to need some rain protection for my Canon 6D. The biggest lens I'd likely be using it with is my Canon 100mm macro.

* Nylon/non-disposable
* Can see the LCD screen in the back
* Access to all buttons/focus ring
* Tripod cut-out at the bottom

Anyone know of a relatively cheap (under $50) that fits the bill? I see a few on B&H, but thought I'd ask directly if anyone has actually used one and how accessible and protective they are if it's actually raining.

This is the one that seems like it would work: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/6 … acket.html
Jul 12 13 11:18 am  Link  Quote 
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Moon Pix Photography
Posts: 3,890
Syracuse, New York, US


Doesn't look like it would work well IMO. The back (where LCD, buttons, etc.. ) seems to be completely open without any kind of covering.

I know this doesn't fit all your requests, but I have used this one with good success;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PACK-set-of-W … 51af12f0ec

I like that it almost completely covers the entire camera with a small opening for the eyepiece.
Jul 12 13 03:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Steven A Thompson
Posts: 546
Los Angeles, California, US


I know you were looking for something non-disposable, but I always keep a pack of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PACK-set-of-W … 51af12f0ec

In my camera bag. My camera is "weather sealed" so light rain doesn't usually bother me, but these are convenient and easy to use and take up no space at all. Cheap too. I've tried other more permanent solutions from ThinkTank and others and they are usually a pain to repack and ultimately get wadded up somewhere while wet.
Jul 12 13 03:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Images by MR
Posts: 7,470
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I just use a umbrella.  Keeps me & the camera dry smile
Jul 13 13 12:24 am  Link  Quote 
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Photos by Lorrin
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Eugene, Oregon, US


Jul 13 13 02:16 am  Link  Quote 
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RKD Photographic
Posts: 3,263
Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


I know you asked for 'non-disposable' but why not just get a few disposable plastic shopping bags from the local supermarket and some elastic bands... cut the holes you need and tape around them with gaffer-tape (duct-tape to you Colonials)...

Unless it's going to be used in torrential monsoon weather for an extended period, it'll be fine...
Jul 13 13 02:20 am  Link  Quote 
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Sleepy Weasel
Posts: 4,541
Castle Rock, Colorado, US


Thanks for the suggestions, everyone - except for the umbrella one. You've clearly not been in a situation where an umbrella is zero help and you can't control your camera. tongue

With the 6D, I can control the camera remotely (through my phone) if it's on a tripod and aimed in a fixed location, but I really need to be able to shoot on the fly (access zooming, focusing, buttons, etc. manually as I carry the camera. I also use the LCD screen, not the viewfinder.

With the one in the link I posted, the back closes up to cover the back, but then you also can't see the screen anymore.

Still considering options here...
Jul 13 13 07:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Sleepy Weasel
Posts: 4,541
Castle Rock, Colorado, US


RKD Photographic wrote:
I know you asked for 'non-disposable' but why not just get a few disposable plastic shopping bags from the local supermarket and some elastic bands... cut the holes you need and tape around them with gaffer-tape (duct-tape to you Colonials)...

Unless it's going to be used in torrential monsoon weather for an extended period, it'll be fine...

I'd rather not make my own hideous looking, possibly having holes in it from shopping bags. I'm taking it into an area considered a rainforest and have to plan for a lot of rain. I don't want to take that chance. Want something I can slip on and off relatively quickly that I can count on.

Jul 13 13 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Sleepy Weasel
Posts: 4,541
Castle Rock, Colorado, US


I decided on this: http://www.adorama.com/OTRSLF.html

Similar to what was suggested above. Sounds like it will work for what I need. Thanks again, folks.
Jul 13 13 07:47 am  Link  Quote 
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