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4.2 out of 5 stars
OP/TECH USA Rainsleeve - 18-Inch (2-Pack)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2012
Ok yeah so it was cheap.. however.. it is something that would be in a dollar store for a dollar. At least they give you two of them. And the string is good quality. But the bag... wow.. it is very cheap quality plastic.. like the title of my review says, it is a little bit thicker than a grocery store's plastic bag. I recommend paying a little more and getting a rain cover that is of a thicker material and not a plastic bag like this.
I gave it two stars because there were two bags in the package not just one and it is ok for a lightweight carry around bag, just in case you have your camera out and it starts raining.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2011
On occasion, when the ocean is stormy, I would use a one gallon freezer bag to keep the spray off my SLR. I don't know why I thought this would be better but it's much thinner plastic and, IMHO, not as good. Amazon was wonderful with an instant, no hassle refund!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon August 5, 2008
I bought these for a trip to Egypt and surprisingly, they got a lot of use in keeping my camera and lenses free of dirt and grime. Over this summer, I've been shooting in the rain and felt pretty comfortable that my gear won't get wet.

Like any photographer, before I got this I had to resort to "MacGyver methods" of keeping my camera dry, like using a Subway sandwich bag to protect my lens/body. This material is pretty thick, and I feel confident that I won't have leaks on my camera.

The price is right, and considering the investment in SLR photography, it's worth picking up and keeping in your camera bag.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2012
Although it does work to keep your camera nice and dry, it isn't very easy to use...kind of awkward. The camera goes in with no problem but then you have the issue of not being able to see the screen and make setting adjustments easily.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2014
This is a good inexpensive solution for short term use of a camera in rainy conditions, but shooting in June in Canada, it didn't take long for condensation to form on the inside of the bag. It's easy enough to dry the inside with a paper napkin, but that necessitates finding shelter and interrupting shooting.

I thought it might be OK to fold the arm opening of the bag around the camera strap and wear the camera around my neck a bit. Bad idea. I couldn't keep water out that way. However, holding it as intended and foregoing use of the neck strap worked fine until the condensation problem got in the way.

The first bag has plenty of life left in it after 6-8 hours of use. It's made of thick plastic and well sealed at the seams. The package includes a second bag as well.

I agree with the reviewer who said focusing is challenging with the drawstring around the lens. Sometimes I had to loosen, focus, and retighten in the rain.

What's not apparent from the photo is how long the bag is. It comes well past my elbow, which is good for preventing rain entry at the arm opening.

For an inexpensive, short term solution, I'd buy it again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2013
Used this on a trip to Alaska where we had some days of wet weather. Following the instructions was easy and while a bit bulky, it made it possible for me to use my camera even when the weather wasn't perfect. For someone who often has to be out in poor weather, there are more expensive alternatives that would probably be less bulky to work with; but for someone who occasionally wants to be able to have the flexibility to take pictures in the rain, this was an inexpensive and useful/practical solution. I used the same sleeve three times on my trip and it is still in fine shape.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2013
I didn't like the draw string at the end... it didn't stay tight against the lens and at one point it was over the hood and the plastic affected the edges of my shot... but it is easily cropped, but just annoying.

I do like it... I keep it in my bag when I get unexpected rain... and I like that it fits under the eyecup... I'd buy it again for the price... and while I would lean towards five stars... the drawstring was what held me back.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2013
I would give this product 5 stars but it was HUGE on my camera and a bit awkward. BUT, it protected my camera on the Maid of the Mist boat that goes into the mist at the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls. I was wet, my camera was perfectly dry. The drawstring for the lens was a bit awkward to get tight but not restrict the lens from focusing. Very much worth the money and effort, just wish the sleeve wasn't soooo big.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2013
When I first received it, for the moment I thought I ordered ziplock bags by mistake. Actually it appears more as if you cut an arm of your rain coat so that you get a tube to cover your camera. Then make a small hole in it to expose the view finder. Such a horrible engineering. Lesson learned!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2014
These rainsleeves are a great item to keep in your camera bag at all times for using when unexpected weather hits, but know the limitations. This will keep rain off, but your camera can still get wet.

Two things especially to be aware of:

1. There's a hole in the top of the bag - this is so you can look through the viewfinder. If you don't need this feature, I suggest covering the hole with tape inside and outside.

2. If you have the camera strap around your neck in the rain with the bag on, water will run down the camera strap/your jacket/hands into in the bag, where it will pool under your camera and likely do damage. Trust me, I found this out. I would never use this bag for this purpose again, but if you have your camera on a tripod or carry it in such a way that the open end of the bag is not exposed to water, you should be fine.

Of course, remember that this is just a glorified plastic bag - it can rip, so be careful and inspect it before use. Yes, you can make your own waterproof sleeve from a plastic bag, but buying this saves you time and gives you the handy draw string that cinches the front opening over the lens.

Rated 5/5 because the 2-pack is so cheap, there's no reason to not have one of these stored in the bag for emergencies - just don't expect more than the price tag suggests.
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