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03-02-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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Is there such a thing as some kind of WR lens cover for non-WR lenses?

I have a k-30, and i like taking it out in storms. The weather sealing works great, i bring it out in the rain completely unprotected and never have any problems.

The only issue i have is that it's so difficult to get WR lenses. They're extremely expensive, and the options are limited.

I was thinking, since the camera body is weather resistant, do they sell covers that can go over the lens to make it weather resistant?

03-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by 13thmurder Quote
The only issue i have is that it's so difficult to get WR lenses.
You can get the DA L 18-55mm WR for under $100 used, or the all-in-one 18-135mm for around $350 in a lens kit.

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I was thinking, since the camera body is weather resistant, do they sell covers that can go over the lens to make it weather resistant?
There are plenty of lens sleeves, such as this one:
Ruggard RC-P18" Rain Cover for DSLR with Lens up to RC-P18

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Someone came up with something once - there was a kickstarter for canon lenses, but it was only really useful for keeping dust out, not water. Non-WR lenses can get water in them in lots of spots. The weakest link is the lens mount, though, which is what the gasket in the kickstarter protected. I think it ended up not working very well, and never went to market. Not sure.
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I sewed a "raincoat" for my camera and lenses, and wrote a how-to article for my weekly paddlesport column. A Raincoat for Your Camera describes the process, and here's the finished product:

It isn't elegant but I didn't lay out a great expense for the materials, and I can use it on a tripod or without. Haven't tried it in a pouring rain but for spray, snow, and light rain it's worked well. I should also add that in those conditions I have a protective filter on the lenses, and always use a hood.

Having said this, Oldbayrunner's clear plastic bag approach would let you see the controls and camera's top display, and it is even easier to put together.
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