Rain Covers


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 23:01
Quick question!

I have the 28-105mm that's WR but if the white stuff comes I wanna shoot telephoto with the Sigma 70-200mm & poss the Bigma to compress scenes or shoot snowy portraits, so I think I've short listed it down to two covers:







I'm thinking both of these will be suitable for the 70-200mm but not sure about the Bigma?

Anyone have any recommendations for longer lens rain covers?

Thanks
Gareth
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Chrism8

Link Posted 18/12/2018 - 05:44
Any sort of plastic bag big enough to cover the lens, just slip it under the lens hood to attach it.
Chris

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Gwyn

Link Posted 18/12/2018 - 08:11
I have the OpTech covers somewhere, but apart from on a whale watching trip in the rain I haven't used them, that was with the Bigma.
Didn't bother with them in Norway in the cold and snow or on more recent sailing trips, and everything survived just fine.
A plastic bag and an elastic band will do the job nearly as well. There are videos online suggesting how to use a bag for the job.

swarf

Link Posted 19/12/2018 - 14:56
I have the Op-tech ones, which i only use when the weather's very bad. They work fine, and I just put them in the bag when it looks like it's going to be rough.

Phil
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 19/12/2018 - 22:19
Thanks peeps, just ordered the OpTech covers
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

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K10D

Link Posted 20/12/2018 - 07:21
Alternatively, for really heavy rain, the following works well for 50mm, 75mm & 100mm sizes:

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Have a good Xmas Gareth.

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