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short lens rain cover
Sue Ogrocki, Photographer
Oklahoma City | OK | USA | Posted: 12:25 PM on 04.25.18
->> Looking for a rain cover for Canon 1DX/24-70 combo. Looks like both Aquatech and Think Tank have changed their designs so that a strap attached to the cover actually holds the camera and lens, instead of using camera strap. anyone have experience with either of these systems? pros and cons?
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Colin Hackley, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | USA | Posted: 3:42 PM on 04.25.18
->> I have the Think Tank Hydrophobia 70-200 and it works well for a Canon body with a 70-200 lens, but I think it would be too big for practical use on a body with a 24-70.

Two problems: 1. The rain cover attachment strap that belts and buckles around the lens works well on a 70-200 as it is in the same area of the lens as the tripod foot. But on a 24-70 that strap would have to wrap directly around the zoom ring and might make using the zoom ring difficult. You want that strap tight around the lens because that is the camera strap attachment point.

2. You will have to bunch up all the lens tube fabric meant to cover the barrel of a 70-200 in the space between the 24-70 lens hood and the camera body. That is a bunch of coated nylon fabric in a small space.

I wish Think Tank would make a true short lens rain cover.

I haven't seen the Aqua Tech short lens cover and it's camera attachment system which could be challenging if it wraps around the lens barrel, but at a minimum it appears to avoid the excess fabric problem the Think Tank would have for your camera/lens set up.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 9:29 AM on 04.26.18
->> I've been more and more using my OpTech rain sleeves over my Think Tank lately. Reusable and lightweight in the pockets. I just keep my Nikon Think Tank hydrophobia eyepiece on all the time, so I'm always ready.

https://www.adorama.com/otrsl.html
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Bryan Woolston, Photographer
Louisville | KY | USA | Posted: 12:49 AM on 04.27.18
->> Search Amazon for the Storm Jacket camera covers. I used them while covering the hurricane in Florida... works amazingly. Just enough to keep most of the rain out and not too much to hinder work. Also, must cheaper, easier to pack and have with you when you may need it. I have three sizes, all are great, cannot more highly recommend.
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Sue Ogrocki, Photographer
Oklahoma City | OK | USA | Posted: 5:37 PM on 04.27.18
->> thanks for all your input.
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