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03-12-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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LensCoat for rain protection

Greetings,

I just bought a Sigma 100-300 f4 and the weather man is calling for rain the next few days. So I was wondering if anybody has experience with the lenscoat cover.

Cheers,

03-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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Can't say I've tried it, but...
When I was in Tokyo, one of my friends bought some very cheap waterproof trousers and cut the legs to size to fit on a 70-200.
Must admit, it worked a treat. Cost 100 yen.
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Thanks for the tip, thought of doing something like that, saw cut sleeve from raincoat on u-tube, think I'm going to splurge and get the lenscoat raincoat when I order the 1.4 converter,
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There's lots of different versions out there, let us know how you get on.

03-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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good idea, I'll post a review.

thanks all
03-16-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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For rain protection, I find the models from Fotosharp to be highly functional & well priced.

Top-Rated Camera Rain Cover (for Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc.)


Use it all the time when shooting soccer in the rain. Models that have a sleeve-type access are too kludgy in my experience. When it's cold and wet I'm sticking my fingertips (I wear archer-type gloves when shooting in that context) into warm places in the spare seconds available during a match. A sleeved design makes camera access a little more difficult.


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Ya I agree about the sleeve. I probably would not use it much on the raincoat but from I understand its optional, attaches with velcro when not in use. Something to think about.

thanks for the info
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