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Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Need a weather cover for HVX w/ mattebox-- fast.

I just got a shoot in the desert with high winds forcast, so I'm looking for a rain slick or weather cover that will work with my HVX x/ Chrosziel 450 matte box attached. I could always go the way of clear plastic and gaff tape, but I'd much rather keep it looking professional...

Anyone use the Kata CRC-15 with a similar camera setup?

I checked Porta-brace, Kata, and Petrol, and didn't see much that would work with a mattebox. Didn't find much in a forum search either. Any favorites? Anything new from NAB perhaps?
Shooting in four days...

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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kata had a very tight cover at NAB for this camera. they were not showing it with a matte box though it looked like it would cover. it will take care of dust on the camera.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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I use a Kata rain cover in conjunction with a CAVision Matte box.

I had to "rip" the first 3.5" of the seam at the front enclosure to get the matte box to fit through. It was re-stitched by hand and that wasn't a big deal at all.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 01:22 AM   #4
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Dean-- which model do you use? I'm close to ordering the CRC-15 since it looks like it has an adjustable draw-closure around the lens. The rest of the HVX covers I have seen seem to.... "fussy."
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 01:44 AM   #5
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Matt...

Yes, it's the CRC-15.

It's easily "thrown on" and the drawstrings will seal it up nicely.

As you noted, some other covers have elastic openings that make them a lot more difficult to install.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 02:31 AM   #6
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CRC-15 it is-- thank you Dean!
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 04:01 AM   #7
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Matt...

By the way, the CRC-15 has a sleeve that can be removed. it's a handy feature when the sun comes out and all that clear plastic threatens to turn the whole thing into a hot house!

And then the sleeve works to protect your investment against dust.

I shot a mototcross event and DID NOT put on the sleeve. I ended up brushing out dust from all the corners of the camera.

Luckily none of it got into the tape drive! Not that I use tape all that often.
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