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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 3
Keeps your camera quiet and well protected – Digital SLR Camera Rain and Standby Cover Reviews

posted by Dave1710 on 01/26/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Best price around. Keeps your camera protected whilst out and about in bad weather or from the cold. Keeps your hands warm too. Easily see what you're doing through the flap panel and transparent panel. Reduces sound made by shutter.
Cons:
Where you put your hand in, can be quite tight around wrists as elastic is strong. Would suggest a thick coat or glove to stop cutting off the circulation. Bit bulky if you want to carry it around for normal use. Oversized for most DSLR's but allows hands to move freely about inside. Look a bit of a fool with it on. Difficult and a little cumbersome to use, especially adjusting the zoom ring.
Other:
Optional extra rather than a necessity, but worth it if you're outside in the elements a lot.
Bottomline:
Get it if you find yourself taking photos in the cold or rain or generally need to keep the elements off your camera. Also useful if you want to stop other parents staring at you at school plays everytime you take a photo of your kids during quiet moments (if you have a noisy camera shutter that is). Otherwise not really necessary, although at this price its worth getting one anyway.

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