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OP/TECH USA 9001132 Rainsleeve - Original, 2-Pack (Clear)
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- Compact design fits easily in a bag or pocket.
- Designed for handheld use or tripod application.
- Unique eyepiece opening adapts to most viewfinders for viewing through the lens - not plastic!
- Drawstring lens opening offers easy access and a snug fit.
- RAINSLEEVE fits Lenses up to 18" L X 7" Diameter (45.7cm L X 17.8cm Diameter).
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|Included Components||Two Rainsleeves (18"/45.7cm) Per Package|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches|
|Item Display Weight||47 grams|
|Item Weight||0.11 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.13 pounds|
The Rainsleeve is the must-have accessory for avid outdoor photographers, offering a shield from the elements—rain, sand and snow—that fits easily in a pocket or camera bag. It features a unique eyepiece opening that adapts to most camera viewfinders, allowing composition of shots through the camera’s lens, not through the plastic. All camera and lens controls are easily seen and operated through the Rainsleeve . It can be used either hand-held or on a tripod. If shooting with a long lens, the tripod mount can be attached directly through the pliable plastic. If shooting using an OP/TECH USA neck strap, simply attach the quick disconnects directly through the pliable plastic. (Be sure to verify that you have a positive lock on the quick disconnects.) The drawstring enclosure uses a barrel lock to secure snugly around the lens offering added protection and convenience.
Available in several sizes, the Rainsleeve Series is sure to become a part of your essential gear when traveling or shooting in the field. Conveniently offered in a 2-pack, it’s the economical way to make sure camera gear is protected in any kind of inclement weather.
The Rainsleeve is available in four sizes:
- Small 8-Inch: Ideal for cameras with shorter lenses. It will fit any camera/lens configuration up to 4 1/2" (11,4 cm) in diameter and up to 8" (20,3 cm) long.
- Flash 14-Inch: Can accommodate a camera shoe-mounted flash (up to approx. 7" tall x 5" wide x 4" deep). It effectively shields a camera, lens and flash unit from the elements; all camera, lens and flash controls are easily seen and operated through the Rainsleeve - Flash. It fits any camera/lens configuration up to 7" (17,8 cm) in diameter and up to 14" (35,6 cm) long.
- Original 18-Inch: Original fits any camera/lens configuration up to 7" (17,8 cm) in diameter and up to 18" (45,7 cm) long.
- Mega 25-Inch: Mega is the perfect protection for the nature or sports photographer using a really large lens. It fits any camera/lens configuration up to 8" (20,3 cm) in diameter and up to 25" (63,5 cm) long.
Top customer reviews
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.
Works well with my 7DII plus grip and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens in landscape orientation, even with the lens' tripod foot attached to a monopod. The opening for the viewfinder attaches between the camera and the camera's eyepiece cover. It may take you a couple of tries to get everything lined up well so that the eyepiece cover stays attached. Be sure and check to be sure it won't fall off and get lost! The cover keeps everything nice and dry, even in a downpour.
There's just not enough room to use it in portrait orientation with the grip, keep the eye hole over the viewfinder, the lens attached to the monopod and keep the opening for my hands pointed down.The main reason for the grip is to have the extra set of controls for portrait orientation. Sigh.
If you are the DIY type there is a workaround: Use Mailing Carton Sealing Tape Clear 3.0mil - 1PC - 1.89 in x 55 yds M to cover the built in hole and carefully cut your own hole to the side so that it lines up with your camera in portrait orientation. Pay close attention to the eyepiece cover staying secured as it is now slid on from the side instead of the top. This allows me to use the monopod with the top of the cover still up and the bottom with the hand opening still down.
I also use the tape to reinforce around the eyepiece hole and repair any minor nicks to the plastic. If you place the tape against the plastic cover on the inside of the cover, the sticky side will not come in contact with your camera. It's easiest to place the tape so it won't interfere with the eyepiece cover if the both the rain cover and the eyepiece cover are attached to the camera when applying the tape. This allows me to reuse each cover quite a number of times.
Af far as using them, for all but the biggest lenses (like a 200-500mm lens) the original size works fine. I’ve used them with a Nikon pro body with a 24-70 lens or a 70-200 lens on a pro body. It can be a bit tight for the long lens but it works fine. I don’t try to line up the view hole in the cover with my viewfinder, I simply look through the plastic when shooting.
You have to be a little careful with the open bottom end if it’s raining hard and you are using a strap like a black rapid, but I don’t find it to be a big problem.