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  • Opteka SRC-40 Large Rain & Elements Cover for Canon EOS, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Olympus EVOLT & Pentax Digital SLR Cameras
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Opteka SRC-40 Large Rain & Elements Cover for Canon EOS, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Olympus EVOLT & Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

by Opteka
11 customer reviews

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  • Access to all camera and lens controls via two side sleeves.
  • A clear view through the transparent TPU enables easy monitoring all the time.
  • Full-length double zipper provides bottom closure when hand held or on a tripod.
  • Adjustable opening fits a variety of lens diameters.
  • Will fit most SLR's with and without grip attached.
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Product Description

The Opteka SRC-40 Rain Cover is a used to protect a Pro SLR or digital camera with or without an attached grip from rain and harsh weather conditions. It slips quickly over the camera and is easily secured with the adjusters and pull-cords. There is access to all camera and lens controls via two side sleeves and a clear view through the transparent material enables easy monitoring all the time. It has a full length double zipper that provides bottom closure when hand held or on a tripod. An adjustable hood fits a variety of lens diameters. A full-length double zipper enables complete closure when hand held or on a tripod.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • ASIN: B002UL8OXM
  • Item model number: OPT-SRC-40
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 27, 2009
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Patrick on December 7, 2011
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I bought this before going on a rainy weekend trip to Yosemite, and I was satisfied though not blown away. Here's my review:

Pros:
- Very waterproof - what it was primarily designed to do
- Relatively heavy duty
- Compatible with a tripod (though not a flash)
- Allows for use with both hands
- Folds down very compactly with minimal effort
- Cheaper than alternatives (excepting the disposable ones that are about the quality of a trash bag with a drawstring)

Cons:
- Hard to use with eyepiece - My wife has a Nikon D50 which lacks live view mode, and the thick plastic makes it difficult to view. If you get the right angle it works fine, but more often than not it is difficult to use with a viewfinder.
- Annoying "Lens Hood" is more trouble than its worth. It is a trade off: further up the lens it blocks your ability to zoom, further down the lens it gets in the field of view on a wide angle lens (keep in mind telephotos which wouldn't have this issue usually aren't ideal in the rain because visibility is reduced). I usually left it dangling rather than trying to use it.
- Can fog up when cold outside. This is NOT a fault of this product relative to others, but a problem with the product category which involves putting your camera in a bag. Your hands warm up the environment, and in any humidity this can result in fogging of the case.

Overall Thoughts:
If you need rain-proofing for your gear, this product works well. It is more difficult than shooting without it, but it allows you to shoot worry free with full access to your settings in more extreme conditions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Monty on September 3, 2010
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I really like this product the only thing that is kind of weird is you have to put your hand through the sides and pull them tight to have a seal around your wrist but it definately does a great job and you can use it over and over again unlike the rain sleaves that are kind of disposable. I plan on using this until it breaks down and doesn't do the job anymore which I don't see happening for an extremely long amount of time
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By It's me on January 12, 2012
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Used on trip to photograph waterfalls. The spray will still get to the front lens element, but the camera itself will stay dry. It has a small size so it fits well in a bag. The velcro enclosures can be a little unwieldy and difficult to secure around your lens. Try it out before you get into a wet environment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Prem925 on December 26, 2010
I bought the SRC-40 rain cover from Opteka, but others seem to carry the same thing under different branding. The product works quite well with my Nikon D200 and with all my lenses. The raincoat covers the camera well, and the drawstrings on the sleeves can be adjusted for a comfortable fit around your wrists. Once your hands are inside, it feels very natural to operate all the controls (not just the zoom and focus), but the buttons for all the digital functions as well. The clear plastic panel is about 6" x 15" and shows everything from the aperture ring to the LCD panels (top & rear). There's a large, stiff velcro belt that's supposed to go around the lens barrel. I don't think it's intended to be snug around the lens, but rather to keep space around the lens for access. Not the best idea, but I guess it works.

My issue with bad weather photography has always been keeping my lens clear of rain and snow. This cover won't help that problem, so I got a good collapsible rubber lens hood which works just fine. I just need to be careful with vignetting if the hood is fully extended and I'm shooting at wide angles (18-35mm). The double zipper on the bottom works well for tripod mounting and makes inserting the camera fairly easy. If you keep your hands inside the "raincoat" for any length of time, expect some fogging that may obscure your view. It's nothing that a good microfiber cloth won't fix. I've used this cover in light rain, snow, sleet and mist. I'd never trust it to steady rain. I wish I had this cover when I photographed the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.
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By A. King on June 19, 2012
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I just received my rain cover in the mail and immediately fitted it to my newly gripped 60d. The first issue I see comes with the way it mounts to the lens. It uses a large velcro strap around the lens, which, on a telephoto would be no big deal. However I bought it for shooting lightning and shoot wide angle, in manual focus that I set to infinity. On my Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 this strap gets in the way of the manual focus ring. This isn't a deal breaker to me since I will just set the focus before putting it in the bag. Also, although it appears there is a dedicated tripod hole at the bottom, this is not the case, you merely have to zip the rear zipper from both ends and have it meet at your tripod mounting plate, again, it will work.

There is supposed to be a storm rolling in tomorrow (missed the massive one last night) I will update the review should any problems arise.
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I purchased this for use with my Nikon D7000. One of my favorite times to shoot is when it's raining out, so getting this was obvious. Now the material and build quality are all really good. It is very useful in rain and didn't leak anywhere. Two big problems I encountered were the 'lens hood' piece and the lack of a little hole for a tripod. The lens hood is a paint to work with, it's made with plastic and velcro and when you get it it's velcro'd in the opposite direction so you have to work to get it to be useful without coming undone. Finally, trying to use it with smaller lenses like the 50mm or Sigma 10-20mm is a real pain in the ***, I'll probably end up just cutting it off but will have to see how far I can extend the sleeve portion for use with my longer telephoto lenses.

It is a great product, but does have it's flaws. For $20, I'd definitely buy it again.
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