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10-10-2015, 08:24 AM   #1
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Rain cover for 645z and fa 45-85

Hi everyone,
I am excited about a trip that may involve photographing rain forests. Does anyone have any suggestions for a rain sleeve cover for a 645Z and Fa 45-85? Many thanks for your help!

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These? OP/TECH USA Rainsleeve
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I was in a driving sideways rain storm at the edge of the Grand Canyon. All the Canikon users were scrambling for their covers. I did not even use one and the 645Z never missed a beat. When waiting for changing conditions I just put my tripod case over the Z+28-45. I was soaked after an hour. Wiped off cam later and continued the day.

This said I recall OpTech sold a set of 2 thin and light weight clear camera rain covers with a tightening strap at one end for the lens all for under $10. I see John X beat me to it.
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A really good quality one is the Kata rain cover. But on the flip side a great economy one is a plastic shopping bag and a rubber band.


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QuoteOriginally posted by algrove Quote
I was in a driving sideways rain storm at the edge of the Grand Canyon. All the Canikon users were scrambling for their covers. I did not even use one and the 645Z never missed a beat. When waiting for changing conditions I just put my tripod case over the Z+28-45. I was soaked after an hour. Wiped off cam later and continued the day.

This said I recall OpTech sold a set of 2 thin and light weight clear camera rain covers with a tightening strap at one end for the lens all for under $10. I see John X beat me to it.
Second that. I got caught by the rain and snow with the 645z + 28-45 multiple times on Skye last time I was there, and while I was soaked the camera + lens where just fine. The only pain was to keep my filters out of the rain, not something always easy to do while shooting

I have the OpTech covers just in case, they fit great but I actually never use them with the 28-45. I bring them along in case I'd like to use the 80-160, which is not waterproof.
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Try Ewa Marine. I used their rain capes for my film cameras in the 1980s. About the only one in the game back then. While they don't have capes or underwater enclosures specifically for the 645d/n you can use the search function on Hasselblad models. Or some of the video and cinema capes and cases should work as well.

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Peak Design has a new item called the "shell" which sounds pretty slick. It's coming out pretty soon and I've always been happy with their stuff.
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I also have been known to use a hotel shower cap (hard to find in many hotels these days) for this purpose when caught in a bind.

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Thank you - ordered the op tech.
Algrove and Madshutter,
Thank you for your response. I can see how the 645Z with the WR lens would be a formidable combination against the elements. Unfortunately do not have a WR lens in my 645Z line up. I am taking a K5IIs with 20-40 limited - hopefully that will prove to be just as effective when I am caught in a downpour.
Not a Number,
I am exploring the Ewa Marine - sounds very good. Will end up getting one of those at some point.
OldBay Runner,
Thank you for Kata - I researched that and looks like Manfrotto now makes the same kind (or maybe they tied up?). So ordered the Manfrotto version of Kata 702 to use with the 645Z.
AndyB,
Will look into peak design for a purchase down the road.

Thank you all for your suggestions!
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