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Old October 24th, 2005, 02:02 PM   #1
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Rain Covers for GL-2

Any recommendations on good rain covers for the GL-2? Are there any in the <$100 range that work well to protect the camera while still allowing access to controls?
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Old October 24th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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PortaBrace makes good rain covers.
www.portabrace.com

The one for the GL2 is called RS-GL2, with MSRP $169.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #3
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I've used the PortaBrace cover in a steady downpour for several hours. The camera stayed nice and dry, no head clogs or other similar problems due to moisture.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 11:32 PM   #4
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Kata rain cover

I purchased a kata rain cover for my gl2 and it is adequate and costs around 60 dollars, they have them at B&H.


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Old October 25th, 2005, 09:24 AM   #5
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I purchased a kata rain cover for my gl2 and it is adequate and costs around 60 dollars, they have them at B&H.


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Dale,
"Adequate" sounds like a less than stellar endorsement - what are your concerns?
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Old October 26th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #6
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concerns

If I were to be picky, the case is perhaps a little tight for my hands to work under,
I shoot with a shoulder rest and a hand on the lens barrell a lot and I use a remote on the handle. problem is how do I protect the monfrotto remote. Guess i find using it kind of awkward. I do not have the opportunity to try others!!

I am not totally confident in the ties that pull it around the lens shroud and the view finder.

I have not used it in heavy rain. I ruined my last cam with water so i am pretty careful about the water issue.

It works fine in damp conditions and more than adequate for dust or sand.

To be fair, I have not given it a tuff test. How do i do that with out risk to my lovely camera!!


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Old October 26th, 2005, 02:42 AM   #7
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i no this is stupid but i find 2 plastic bags do for one time use. but we only use them in light rain
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Old October 27th, 2005, 12:11 PM   #8
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I am currently using the plastic bag method with a rubberband securing the hole around the lens and another for the hole for the EVF. I also fashioned a lens hood extension out of black cinefoil to provide a bit more cover over the glass. I'd like to look a bit more professional!

Has anyone tried the Petrol PRC-DV Camera Rain Cover? From our friends at B&H - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

For $85 it looks pretty good, but before ordering, I'd like to hear some reactions.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 12:45 PM   #9
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I used the kata for 3 months in Alaska. Two months of that was in southeast Alaska where they average 150 inches of water a year. Never had a problem, but I was as careful as I could be. The most that ever got inside was a couple minute drops of water on top of the handle. That was with hours of down pour. If it got really bad and I wasn't shooting I just put a garbage bag over the kata and tripod. The way I protected my mikes and lens controller was to put condoms on them and tape the ends. Good Luck
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Old October 27th, 2005, 12:47 PM   #10
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Lubricated or non? ;-)

Thanks for the input - B&H here I come!
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