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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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|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|
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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
1.) Cheap and you can't find anything cheaper for this solution
2.) Came with 2 piece
3,) Better than nothing
1.) Cheap is what you get - cheap material which is not durable
2.) The drawstring does not hold the lense or lense cap tight enough, when you zoom or go wide angle, you expose your lense to the rain
3.) Zip lock bag is cheaper
Bottomline:- I just paid seven bucks for 2 plastic bag with a draw string and a hole. I beleive a large ziplock bag will do the trick, I do not recommend this to potential buyer.
I have used the "RAINSLEEVE" in wet Oregon weather. (Two arrived in the package.) I don't stay out for long, just long enough to take advantage of immediate photo opportunities.
With my Canon T2i and my 28-135mm Canon lens, there is so much slack that a much larger telephoto lens could easily be used. There also is plenty room for my big hands and the wrist strap.
This is a brief explanation of how it works:
Users should first remove the eyepiece from the camera and locate the hole in the rain-shield. Then align the camera viewfinder spot up to the hole from inside the shield. Next replace the eyepiece - centering it over the hole. After this you can adjust the drawstring end of the shield to fit snugly behind the UV Filter and Lens Shade. (In the rain the filter and shade will get wet, but the lens and camera are protected.)
Nothing is perfect but yes, I use it and I would recommend it to my friends who want to shoot pics in the rain. Professional photographers will want something better and will pay a lot more money.
You can easily make your own out of a trashbag, ziplock bag, or saran wrap (and that's actually what other people recommend as an alternative), but the thing is.. this is only a couple bucks. Do you really want to trust your expensive camera/lens to a grocery bag in order to save a little money?
The rainsleeve has a pull-tie in the front to tighten it around your lens. It also has a hole in the center to stick your viewfinder through (pop off the eyepiece, pull the hole over the remaining part of the viewfinder, put the eyepiece back on).
The thing to keep in mind, is this thing won't make your camera waterproof. It's to prevent rain from pouring all over your camera. The eyepiece is still out in the open and the front is uncovered (no shooting up into the sky/rain!). What it will do it prevent most rain from getting to the camera/lens during regular shooting, and for that it does a very good job.
One big downside of it is how big it is. The opening is made for lenses up to 7" diameter and 18" long.. that's a good-sized telephoto. What if you want to use a small prime or kit lens? That's where the drawback here is. You need to bunch up the front piece and tighten it with the pull-tie, but often even that isn't enough. I suggest using rubberbands or even electrical tape to hold it in place. The other problem is with it bunched up like this, it's difficult to move the zoom/focus rings on a lens, and the design makes it very hard/near impossible to use your neckstrap. Because of that, I suggest using a "R-Strap" or a handstrap on your DSLR.
The front is designed in a way that it's MUCH better if you use a lenshood - this will let you further protect the front element of your lens (by covering more of it.. if you cover 90% of your camera/lens, but the front of the lens sticks out 1".. I suggest not going in the rain!). A lens hood will let you slip the front of the rainsleeve onto the hood, protecting the front element from rain.
I also suggest keeping your hand INSIDE the pouch - if you put it in the pouch.. then take it out in the rain.. then put it back in the pouch.. water might get inside and the bag can fog up. The other option is to keep your hand OUTSIDE of the pouch and use it that way to trigger the shutter (it's light enough where it isn't a problem).
Another benefit besides rain, are "bad conditions" like sandy/dusty/muddy areas where you don't want any of that stuff touching your lens. After 1 use, I bought a few more packs (each pack contains 2 rainsleeves - they are reusable, but because they get wear and tear (from the eyepiece and just using them throughout the day) you may want extras).
They also make a version for about the same price that has a top compartment to hold your flash in.
Not the greatest option but certainly the cheapest.. and it works!
One other thing.. the price on these seems to change with the weather! When it gets rainy/cold, these tend to go up about 40% in price. In the summer months, they're often cheaper.
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