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Old March 16th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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camo rain slicker for pd170n

Does anyone know of a camo rain slicker?
I did Google and could not locate one.
(oops, I meant pd170)

thanks, mike coco

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Old March 16th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #2
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I wish I could help you Mike. I'm in the same boat as you. I have a sony dcr-vx2000 and I'm needing a camo rain slicker for this upcoming turkey season. If anyone knows of any company that makes a camo slicker for a sony dcr-vx2000 please reply! Take care and good luck. GOD bless!

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Old March 16th, 2006, 10:24 PM   #3
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Might be able to find one here...

WATERPROOF VIDEO CAMERA COVER CAMO

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANON-XL1-XL1S-W...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old March 17th, 2006, 12:16 AM   #4
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Thanks John, looks like he is just making them for the canon.
I may have found my road to fame and fortune! Make a camo cover for different cameras!!
Ha Ha, I will do good to put one on the camera. I sure couldn't make one.

thanks again for the link.
the search is still on.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 01:01 AM   #5
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Have a look here:

http://www.portabrace.com/product_detail_A.php?id=2234
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Old March 17th, 2006, 01:04 AM   #6
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I have made a few covers over the years and it doesn't take much more than some good waterproof material of whatever flavor, a sewing machine, some velcro and tube of 'wetsuit seam seal'.
The trick is to make it as simple as possible, the more flaps and holes you work in to the design, the more water will reach the camera .i.e. holes for the handle.
Make a paper maquete, sew it in fabric, add velco to close flaps (hook and eye material) and seal seams with the wetsuit glue.
The best source of waterproof camo fabric i know of is the cheap 'sweaty' waterproof jackets from budget campping stores... full of arms to stick your lens through and the turkeys will never kknow the difference.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 05:37 AM   #7
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Alan, thanks. I emailed them yesterday to see if they offered a camo pattern.

James, you make it sound so easy I may actually try to fabricate something.

Remember, when you see the Coco Camo Cover on the cover of Outdoor Life, you knew me when I was a "nobody"!!
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Old March 17th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #8
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Possible option would be to purchase your rain cover of choice and paint with "camo pain" (or Krylon in appropriate flat colors). Mask off the areas you don't want painted.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 12:46 PM   #9
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I emailed the fella on eBay and he said he didn't have a pattern for the VX2Ks. I agree with Jim. Just buy one of the portabrace covers and make your own camo design. I know from experience you really can't make a fortune in producing covers so save big money and support the fellas that already put their lively hood into the products out there... John
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Old March 17th, 2006, 02:03 PM   #10
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I was just kidding about making the covers.
Portabrace advises that they will make a camo pattern but it is a special order at 199.00. That is 50.00 higher than B&H for the standard. I think I will get a standard and look at adding a layer of camo netting (maybe like mosquito netting).
thanks for all the replies.

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Old March 17th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #11
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Hah! Light has dawned - "camo" means camouflage , I took it to be slang for camera! Like they say "two peoples divided by a common language".
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Old March 27th, 2006, 09:32 PM   #12
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http://www.camkote.com/
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