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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:54 AM   #1
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Raincover for NX?

What is the best brand for a rain cover for NXCAM

Need to protect it from salt spray and light (spitting rain) on rare occasions.

At the moment looking at the Kata brand, would a Ex1/Z7 model rain cover fit the NX nicely?

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Found this 1 -
Kata | CRC-12 Compact Rain Cover | KT VA-801-12 | B&H Photo Video

Kata | CRC-15 (RC-15) Compact Rain Cover | KT VA-801-15 | B&H

But am a bit worried about having enough room to store 2 wireless transmitters on the top shoe..
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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #2
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Matt,

Here is one made for the NX5.
Porta Brace | RS-NX5U Compact HD Rain Slicker | RS-NX5U | B&H
I might have to get one to. I thought I was going to be rained on this weekend.



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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #3
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I wonder if this would be right for shooting at the beach or near salt water.

I worry that the wind at the beach blows fine matter including dust, sand, salt spray, and salt laden humidity into all the crevasses of the camera.

Any of you shoot at the beach or in harsh conditions?

1 - What cover, if any, do you use?
2 - How do you clean your camera after such an event?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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That porta looks smick but looks like it may be a hassle to adjust focus/iris? Definitley keen to pick a cover up and protect my cam from the elements. Is this porta 100% water proof? I was looking for words saying such in the description as apposed to rain slick cover?

I'd be interested in looking after my camera as I will be at the beach alot shooting events in the coming months. I've always used rental gear and havn't had to need to clear the crevasses over time.

I know a few computer repair guys that use an air gun (fire it first to release all moisture/water) then use the air to take out the dust from circuit boards etc not sure how it would go around the buttons etc on a camera, may be harmful.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #5
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This might be what you are looking for.
Ewa-Marine | VC-FX Rain Cape | EM VC-FX | B&H Photo Video


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Old June 9th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #6
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I have used my videocameras - AX-2000, HVR-V1U - many times at the beach on assignments (with whipping wind no less) and on vacation. I've never used a rain cover and never really even cleaned them except for a quick brush-off with a lens pen. Never had problems.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #7
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I've had problems with several rain covers. Lost my VX2000 to rain that way. Except for the marine cases, none of them are waterproof. I always have a couple of plastic garbage bags and one of those little umbrellas in my kit. And I never shoot unassisted if it's raining. I'm also considering buying one of those $300 waterproof cameras. Maybe not great video but if you must have the shot......
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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #8
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What about just using one of those very large zip log bags?

The 2 1/2 gallon ones I have for storing suff are about 15 x 16 inches or so.

Seems like you could put it on upside down so you could get your hands in from the bottom... cut a small hole for the lens, mic, etc... and away you go. If you want a tight fit around the lense some rubber bands should do it.

And on shooting at the beach... Sherri, that is some testimony :) Any other beach users?


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I have used my videocameras - AX-2000, HVR-V1U - many times at the beach on assignments (with whipping wind no less) and on vacation. I've never used a rain cover and never really even cleaned them except for a quick brush-off with a lens pen. Never had problems.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 11:23 AM   #9
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Trouble with plastic bags, even when they cost a fortune and are called rain covers, if they're secured, the water wicks inside and is then sucked into the lens apparatus. See my post above about my VX2000. If you can touch the camera directly and you are wet, then the camera is wet.
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