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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2012
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If you're like me, you've looked at this rain coat several times wondering if it could fit larger than 200mm lens as it states... had to buy one to find out that it can.

I'll admit its pushing the size to the workable limit to fit the Canon 100-400mm lens but I think it's going to work just fine if I am careful at the 400mm end. The nylon cover wants to slip behind the lens shade at full extension but seems like it will still provide protection from the rain.

I MIGHT add a section of sleeve over the lens to give full coverage if needed... I figure a sleeve from a nylon wind breaker with some velcro at the end will do the trick. I'll report back if and when I need to do that.

Inside surface of the nylon has a rubbery coating to make it more waterproof than plain nylon material.

Other worry was about the clear plastic... turns out to be very rubbery and not "crinkly" stiff material. I have to say more like clear shower curtain that can be moved without spliting and turning white at a bend.

All the pull cords are elastic with locking tabs. Only ones that I'm not sure about are the two for the bottom zipper that can be zipped in from each side (like to allow a tripod in the center) the elastic cord is the only zipper pull and stretches pretty far before the zipper "zips" Easy enough to replace with other cord however.

I think this will work just fine but need to use it in the rain to know the bottom line on how waterproof it is. Might need seam sealer now and then like you do to a tent.

I've uploaded some photos where I tried to show more real world view of it and how it fits on a much larger lens than advertised it will fit. I've incuded some measurement notes on the photos also...

IF yours arrives like mine did, the hard hood with wide velcro at the front is wrapped wrong way out for some reason and needs to be reversed in order to be used. I found this caused the hood to take a curve in the wrong direction and needs to be stored the opposite way for a while to correct the shape for use. Why it's shipped rolled inside out, I can only wonder. This condition also makes you scratch your head at first to figure out how it can work. Just remember, the yellow tag goes outside the hood on top.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2012
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I bought this rain coat to take to Niagara Falls. I was lucky that it arrived early becase I was shooting my grand daughters softball game and it began to rain. I put the rain coat on in no time and was back at it. I have never had a camera rain coat that made it possible to use all the controls on the camera. I have recomended this product to another professional photographer and she has already purchased one. The only suggestion I would have and it is no refection on this product, but since you can not use the neck strap I have purchased a wrist strap to give me more security and minimize the chance of dropping the camera. But for the money no one should be with out the piece of gear.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2012
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I bought this camera cover for high school football and the rain cover works great on my canon HD camcorder. I can film no problem with the rain cover installed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2012
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This rain coat works as advertised. My only complaint is the stiff collar makes it difficult to pack. There is no way to fold it down to a small size. I can not fit it in my camera back pack bag at all. The only way to Carry it is to lash it to the outside. Consequently, the only time I have it with me is when I know in advance that I am going to be shooting in the rain. If I get caught in an unexpected rain then it is completely useless because I have left it behind. And no piece of equipment, no matter how well it is made, works very well if you don't have it when you need it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2012
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I like the camera cover. It fits nicely over the camera and is easily enough manipulated. Good enough. Unfortunately, the plastic ends on the zipper pulls are too large for the elasticized string used on the product. The two zipper pulls both came off the strings on first use. The rest of them pulled off with only a little effort--after the first two came off, I tested the rest. They all failed. I have old snap-lock style zipper pull tabs that I can replace these with, so no big deal. It's either that or find a way to thicken the strings to make them a tighter fit in the pull tabs. Last thing. I'm not a gorilla. I applied what is normal pressure on the pull tab. Pop, off they came. Hopefully, mine is a unique experience, but probably not....

Update--- About 1.5 years after I bought this, I had to throw it away. I had stored it rolled up (not scrunched) in a pocket in my camera bag. Texas gets hot, and I suppose in-the-car (though not in-direct-sun) heat was too much for the plastic window, which clouded up so badly it could not be seen through. As it turned out, I only used it twice. I do like the design, and before the plastic clouded it worked well, but now it's landfill. My regrets to anyone who bought one based on my review. Keep it cool, I guess.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2013
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I purchased this about two months ago for my trip to Europe. When I first opened it up I noticed that it had been folded into the box such that the zipper rubbed on the clear plastic causing scratching/fogging along a line of the plastic. I decided it hadn't scratched enough to send it back and that it was still useable. I put it away for about a month until arriving in Europe when I took it out and the clear plastic had gone foggy. It hasn't been near any funky chemicals, or moisture, so I wonder if it could be a bad batch of plastic... I cant seem to get the plastic to go clear. trying to look through it into the viewfinder is a joke, nearly impossible to tell whether anything is in focus. The design is pretty basic, and had the plastic not gone foggy I think it would be a worthwhile purchase; but I suggest looking elsewhere. I read a review from someone else who recently tried to use theirs and they had the same problem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I purchased this to go over my camera when it rains. I photograph real estate and sometimes I can't avoid rainy days. I purchased it for Christmas and kept it safe and dry until I needed it. Once I took it out to use it for the first time, the clear, plastic see through part was all fogged up. I attempted to clean a small area but nothing I tried would get rid of the fogged area. Actually, it's not even fogged, it's now white instead of clear. I wrote to the seller and he replied that I should check with the "professional photographers" in my area! It's a piece of trash because I cannot use it. I am sorry I purchased it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2012
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Keep your camera gear away from the weather, at least for a while, in heavy rain the cover leaks.
Easy to put your camera inside and easy to operate too, all controls are visible even the viewfinder, tested with a Canon 7D and Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, a very long lens
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2012
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It works well. I got mine from Crazy Cart with Amizon, and when they found out I had recieved it damaged they contacted me to resolve the isue before I could email them. GREAT JOB !!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Titbit with Crazy Cart. This is customer service the #1 brick store retailer wont give me.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2012
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I was honestly skeptical, because of the price... and presently surprised. I like the tripod 'collar' and double side openings. Nice for remotes (on the left) and the hand on the right. Well done... hopefully if I need more of these, if I start 'team shooting' again, they'll remain as inexpensive.
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