Cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4919 posts, RR: 35 Posted (5 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 6037 times:
The other day I was out for the first time in weeks doing some photography.
It was raining, and I was struggling with trying to keep the camera and lens dry.
Although it all worked fine (and the camera/lens is properly sealed against weather), I ended up covering it with a heavy towel clipped around it. This sort of worked - but it was really cumbersome, and it wouldn't be any good in much heavier rain.
Got me wondering, are there any suitable rain-covers/hoods available for 400mm/500mm size lenses and camera?
I've got a Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm lens which I use on a Nikon D3 size camera (D700+MB-D10) with a teleconverter, all mounted on a monopod.
I'm interesting in one that still gives me the ability to fairly easily zoom the lens. I haven't seen any in the local "pro" stores.
I'm not worried by cost - after all, it's cheap compared with the equipment I'm using.