Weather Proof Rebel Cover

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by comacnut, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. comacnut macrumors member

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    I'm looking for some type of weather proof cover for my Rebel XT. It doesn't need to be 100% waterproof, It just needs to provide decent protection from snow and rain. I like to be able to carry my camera around my neck while snow shoeing and the sub zero temperatures coupled with blowing snow could easily = a dead camera. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    I think a 100% waterproof housing would be best for the conditions you describe. Canon make waterproof housings for the Rebel. There was also a waterproof "bag" with an optical glass front, but sorry i can't remember the name of it .. :eek:

    Just tried Google .... The waterproof "bag" is made by a company called Ewa-Marine.
     
  3. Emerson macrumors member

    Emerson

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    I would take a look at a product called Aqua Tech. I haven't personally used, but I have heard from many people that they are great for weatherproofing you camera. The system can also be adapted for longer lenses and different bodies. Just a thought. Here is a link to (the model depends on the lenses you plan on using):

    BHPhotoVideo
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    I have an Aquatech cover- I used it once and ditched it as too much of a pain to deploy once it starts raining, I also tried the Optech with the same results. I use Fotosharp's covers now, you can trial them for 10 days before you pay- so if you don't like it, you don't have to keep it. I use the camo ones now, but the translucent ones are easier if you're not familiar with your camera's controls or you need to use a flash attached.

    http://www.fotosharp.com/

    I just keep one scrunched up in the bottom of my camera bag.
     

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