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Old November 12th, 2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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Rain cover for A1U?

Does anyone yet make a little rain cover for the A1U? I'll be filming with it on a boat and would love to have some protection from salt spray etc. I couldn't find anything listed at B&H, does anyone know if something exists? Thanks!
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Old November 12th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #2
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Would an Underwater Housing Work?

My experience with boats is that a lot can happen to mess up equipment. You might consider more protection than just a rain cover.

B&H has this: "Ewa-Marine VMX Underwater Housing for Sony HC1, JVC GR-DV3000, Panasonic NV-MX2 and MX8 Camcorders - Rated up to 33'".

However, I think you will have to take off the external mic and the lens hood to get it in the housing.

I don't have one, but I am considering getting one.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 10:32 AM   #3
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Thanks, I've seen that splash bag - but it looks like you basically have very limited access to camera functions once it's in the bag. I was hoping for something like a portabrace cover that would still allow for full control.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #4
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Rain Cape from Ewa-Marine

Did you see this one?

http://www.ewa-marine.de/english/raincapes/e-vc1m.htm

I'd love to see a Kata cover for this camera. I have a bigger cover and it is very well built.

Good luck. -David
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Old November 13th, 2005, 07:26 PM   #5
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Hadn't seen that one - looks like it might be more versatile for above-water shooting, thanks!

I've got a nice little Portabrace cover for my PD-100a which I love, but no sign of one for the A1U yet.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #6
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Did you see this one?

http://www.ewa-marine.de/english/raincapes/e-vc1m.htm

I'd love to see a Kata cover for this camera. I have a bigger cover and it is very well built.
I think that is pretty cool. Maybe a lens thread adapter plus a larger cover would do the trick?
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