Customer Reviews: Altura Photo Professional Rain Cover for Large DSLR Cameras
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on January 4, 2013
The product does what it's supposed to do, and for a reasonable cost. Only one quibble, and since there aren't any reasonable alternatives, it's hard to fault the manufacturer: The "window" through which you look to see your camera controls is made of a vinyl, typically called Eisenglass by boaters (since the material is widely used in windows in boat canvas items). It's prone to drying out, becoming cloudy and/or scratched, cracking (especially in cold weather), and developing more or less permanent creases when folded for too long. So my advice is to make sure the item is folded/stored in such a way that the window is as flat as possible, and keep it from drying out as much as possible. (Relatively inexpensive commercial products for this, including polishes and cleaners, are available from many boating supply stores.)

UPDATE: As I starting using this, and as I believe one reviewer noted, the end of one of the cords used to secure the device around the arms or the camera lens untied, and the round metal retaining ball on the end fell off. It was a relatively simple fix, but somewhat annoying nonetheless.
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on October 29, 2014
I've added pictures to show the nice fit, even using a 300mm telephoto with Wimberly head. This rain coat rocks!

You'll see various views, even using the back lifted up as I like to get close to the camera for viewing through the viewfinder. There are all of the possibilities available with this rain cover. I did not use the hands through the side access sleeves as that is too clinical unless there were buckets of rain coming down. At some point, you just have to decide for yourself and keeping the camera dry is what this rain coat does very well. The strap inside the lens sleeve seems to be in the way and I'm considering cutting it off as a nuisance.
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on March 4, 2013
I'm a commercial photographer who has to shoot in rain/snow just a few times a year. In the past I've improvised protection for my camera/lens by using an old wp nylon rain shell draped over my tripod-mounted camera, and it has "worked" (no damage, got the shots). But managing the jacket while shooting has always been a pain, and not all that responsible a way to treat ~$5k of equipment, even though it's weather sealed (Nikon D800 with f/2.8 24-70mm lens). So I finally decided to invest in a real rain cover. I was amazed to find such a wide range of prices, especially given the apparent similarity of design. This one looked about as good as others costing over $100, so I figured I'd give it a try. I am not disappointed. I've shot in two snowy/sleety sessions with it and have been very pleased. It's easy to manage/use, keeps out the rain and snow perfectly while allowing easy access and ventilation for the camera, and seems to be well made. I don't see any reason to spend more.

I also got a 2-pack of the OP/Tech 18" rainsleeves for $6. For $3 each, they are not a bad "emergency" solution. But it seems like they would be very easy to puncture and might steam up. I also find the inside diameter a bit snug on my camera, and that the lens opening end did not grip my lens hood well. I had to loop the drawstring over the side petals of the hood, and was worried about the extra plastic entering the field of view. I am much happier with the $20 cover here.
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on September 21, 2013
I thought I would follow up on my recent purchase of a Digital Goja rain cover in case anyone was looking for one.

I purchased the "Professional Rain Cover Camera Protector for Large DSLR Cameras" by Digital Goja on Amazon. I paid USD $14.99 (free shipping w/Prime membership).

I worked the UVA-VMI football game today and it rained all day long. I gotta tell ya, this thing worked better than I expected. It actually kept my camera and lens dry. Okay, I expected it to keep my camera dry, however I was not expecting it be so easy to use. I've heard stories about seams not being sealed and fogging up where you couldn't see into the viewfinder or LCD.

I was shooting with my a900 w/VG and the 70-200G lens. The rain cover fit nicely around the lens and extended just past the point where the hood connects to the end of the lens. There is a cinch string with lock to hold the cover in place. The portion that covers the camera has a thick, large, clear window to allow the user to see all of the controls, including the VG controls. The sweating caused by the humidity was very minimal due to the zippered opening at the bottom. I left it open to allow air to flow in. Manipulating the lens was no problem as there was plenty of room to do so. Looking through the thick plastic was not a problem either. I did have to make sure that it was flat because at one point it had a point to it and poked me in the eye. Other than that I was fine. I also used a Carry Speed Uni-Strap/Hand Strap. It was the perfect length to allow my hand to get outside of the rain cover if needed.

If I were to rate the Professional Rain Cover Camera Protector for Large DSLR Cameras by Digital Goja, I would give it 4.5 stars. I knocked half a star for the lack of zipper pulls. They would come in handy as the zippers will open with some stretching. Mind you this is not a bad thing as it does allow air flow, however I found myself once or twice pulling the zippers with my teeth to close the rain cover when it was raining really heavy...not that it really needed to be fully zipped.

I hope this helps.
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on August 27, 2012
I just got this one and it works great. The product quality is very good, no crappy plastic at all! Zippers are working smoothly! Tested on 5D MK-II with 24-105L and 100mm L Macro both working great.
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on May 13, 2013
Now you see from the title why it was a 3 star. Middle of the pack. The material is pretty resistant, and since it has a dual zipper close at the bottom can fit around a tripod or camera strap, etc.(my shoulder harnes clips to the camera at the bottom as well) The material is pretty rough and not very easily applied... the velcro does not stay on the lens hood all the time. But, it protects the camera well. (or has in the very light rain I have been in) Major issue is the clear plastic back screen... it is very difficult to see your focus and after pictures, so it almost feels as if you are shooting blind. Not sure how to make it better, but something better needs to exist. Functional, but difficult.
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on February 20, 2013
Bought this on a whim based on other reviews. Without a doubt this has already saved my camera. This fits a 5DII rather well. Have used it in rain and more importantly in a sand shower. Went to Antelope canyon in AZ and sand literally showers on you. Watched every other camera stop working around me but this dust cover saved me. It takes a bit to get used to so play with it before you need it.
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on March 26, 2013
I bought this Rain Cover to use with my Canon 50D with 18-200mm zoom lens. The camera fits easily into the cover, and there is plenty of room to zoom in and out. So far I have tried this in drizzle, but not heavy rain, and in the snow. The cover has performed well, and is easy to use while hand holding the camera. The clear view window makes it easy to see the controls To protect from scratches it is kept folded and wrapped in a soft cloth.. This cover is priced right. I didn't want a throw away but also thought that the ultra expensive covers were out of my price range. Prompt delivery with a personal follow up note from the company. What more could you want for those drizzly or snowy days when you want to get out and shoot?
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on October 8, 2015
Great build quality. This thing is BIG! Camera in photo is a nikon d3300 with grip and kit 55-200 VRII fully extended. It does work with this lens but just barely, it gets hard to get the zoom down to 55mm. But all in all great product and great shipping.
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on April 2, 2015
Having tested it (without the camera in yet!) with just a bit of running sprinkling I discovered an ugly thing:

The seams are not taped/sealed and that where the water gets in very quickly! Also the actual fabric is not waterproof like your Marmot/TNF/Columbia/etc rain coat.

You would be better of re-purposing your old hiking rain jacket and some duct tape. Frankly I can not understand what are all the great reviews all about? I didn't expect a water proof pressurized tank, but unsealed seams and cheap fabric is a joke. Although probably it would hold fine in a light drizzle for a short (!) session, but so would my D800 weather sealing.
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