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Old November 11th, 2004, 07:59 AM   #1
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Rain coat for XL1S in Belgium?

Hey, I'm looking for a rain coat for my XL1S.
The thing is, I don't want the canon rain coat because it costs +200 euro, so that's way too expensive. I see on B&H they have a cheap one, I think 80 dollars, but I don't have a credit card.

My question is: does someone know a store in Belgium or The Netherlands, maybe even France or Germany that sells rather cheap rain coats?
So that shipping costs aren't too expensive too, or I can buy the coat in the shop itself?
So my question is more for the people in that area, but other feedbacks are welcome too.

Thank you very much,
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Old November 11th, 2004, 09:14 AM   #2
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Hello there

http://www.top-foto.de/

Good service and cheap prices. Not _the_ cheapest, but it's close to the belgian border and convenient for me.

I'm not sure if they have it, but feel free to give them a call. If it's not online it doesn't mean that they don't have it, 's why...

Speaks Dutch fluently too, but judging by your name I don't think that will help you much :)

For more alternatives, you might have a looksee here:

http://www.keynet.be/

And I'll ask around at work next week. I'm not that active in the camcorder field myself, so I'll check with people who are in the know.
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Old November 11th, 2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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Thank you very much!
The www.top-foto.de site, I already knew, but I couldn't find the rain coat on it, although if I'm honest I haven't checked, I was more looking for camcorders on that site :-) they are actually lots cheaper than in Belgium :-) The XL1S costs almost 800 euro less and if I look at pixmania.com and that website, the price difference of a battery can be 100 euro... so :-)

but thank you for pointing me out to call them once.

The other site I don't know, so I'll check that out.
Thank you for the feedback!

PS: I know my name sounds French but to be honest: my french sucks :-D :-D so I'm very happy they speak Dutch :-)
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Old November 11th, 2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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Mathieu: this is the guy I was talking about earlier, glad he found
your post <g> Good luck with your quest.
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Old November 11th, 2004, 12:02 PM   #5
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Thanks :-)
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Old November 11th, 2004, 03:53 PM   #6
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Now, with Rob as your forum's moderator you know you can't go wrong :)

The guy is way to nice for this cruel world ;)

And Mathieu, you're welcome. I'll hope I have some more info for you next week.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 02:58 PM   #7
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Okay,


Week has past, yet I don't have anything new to add. Asked around, but didn't get any earth-shoking answers.

You can always try to track down cheap resellers using the pricewatch feature over at tweakers.net Run a search for your cam there, and call up the ones with the low prices. They should be able to order your protective cover too...
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Old November 26th, 2004, 09:28 AM   #8
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If you want cheap....I don't think of myself as being frugal but I agree that raincoats are ridiculously priced, especially when one lives in the middle of a desert as I do. Not only that but I couldn't find one to accomodate the MA-200 which I never take off. One of my gigs though is making high school football highlights videos and we do get occasional cold rain. I found that cutting a couple of holes in a plastic trash bag for the viewfinder and lens and then wrapping the holes with rubber bands not only keeps my cam nice and dry but my hands nice and dry ...and warm(er). In fact I've thought of getting a super big bag and just having the lens hole so that I could get my head up under the thing but drew the line with just the hands. It used to bother me when the news teams would look at me strange until I would see their cameraman (with their Porta Brace raincoats) trying to shoot one-handed while trying to keep his other hand warm in his coat pocket : )
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Old November 26th, 2004, 12:15 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the response!
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