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05-16-2007, 01:59 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bostjan Quote
Kjetil, this rain cover looks interesting. Have You tested it in "heavy" rain? How did it perform?
Did You have to pay any customs dutyes when purchasing (it seems that the item is dispached from US, and I'm sure that EU has some regulations with customs...)?

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My job has blocked that site but if it's less than 100 euros I think it's exempted from Custom Duties/VAT.

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I've tested it in snowy weather, and it kept the camera dry. I haven't used my *ist DL much after I got my K10D

I can't vouch for how it would work in a cyclone.

They shipped from Hong Kong last time I ordered and it slipped through customs without problems for me, but ymmv.
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Great, thanks.

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Okay, as it was raining heavily outside, I thought I would do a test of the coat.
I found my K10D, put on the coat, took on my rain coat, opened the door.. Presto! Sunshine.

Why can't it do that when I really WANT it to be sunshine?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kskjon Quote
Okay, as it was raining heavily outside, I thought I would do a test of the coat.
I found my K10D, put on the coat, took on my rain coat, opened the door.. Presto! Sunshine.

Why can't it do that when I really WANT it to be sunshine?
It's usually like this, isn't it?


Anyway, if You get a chance to test it in real rain, I'd be interested in Your findings...
One more thing - looking at the photos of the cover on the link provided, I could not see if there is an opening fo viewfinder, or You have to look through plastic cutout on the back (for LCD screen)?

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If you look at the last picture, there is a small cutout for the VF.
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As the weather is too unpredictable for a proper test, I now did a highly unscientific 10 minute test.

Shower + cover = ~tropical rain

I sealed the coat as best I could, and left it in the shower for 10 minutes.

TinyPic - Share The Experience!™

From what I could find the nylon does repel most of the water.

TinyPic - Share The Experience!™
There is a slight condensation build up inside, but I would guess this is typical for any air tight fabric, nothing serious. The coat was mostly dry inside. I could find drops close to the openings, but the part where the camera body usually sits was dry.

TinyPic - Share The Experience!™

It should in other words survive at least 10 minutes of tropical weather

I will try leaving it in the shower for an hour or two, and see if that changes things.
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Took it out of the shower now. Still dry inside

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Wow!
That is some test! I don't know if I would have been so brave and leave my camera under shower for that long time with rain cover or not
Kjetil, thanks for sharing this!

Your test has convinced me that this cover is probably worth the amount of money asked...

Thanks again and best regards from Slovenia,
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I didn't leave the camera in there

Just the (empty) cover.
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Glad to hear that

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