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MSRP $7.95 - $9.95
MSRP Counter Display $159.00 - $179.00
Be prepared for the unexpected by always bringing along a RainSleeve™! The RainSleeve™ offers a shield from the elements that fits easily in the pocket or camera bag. It features a unique eyepiece opening that adapts to most camera viewfinders, allowing composition of shots through the camera’s lens, not through the plastic.
The RainSleeve™ Series from OP/TECH USA is the must-have accessory for avid outdoor photographers, offering a shield from the elements (from rain, sand and snow) that fits easily in a pocket or camera bag. It features a unique eyepiece opening that adapts to most camera viewfinders, allowing composition of shots through the camera’s lens, not through the plastic. All camera and lens controls are easily seen and operated through the RainSleeve™. It can be used either hand-held or on a tripod. If shooting with a long lens, the tripod mount can be attached directly through the pliable plastic. If shooting using an OP/TECH USA neck strap, simply attach the quick disconnects directly through the pliable plastic. (Note: verify that you have a positive lock on the quick disconnects.) The drawstring enclosure uses a barrel lock to secure snugly around the lens offering added protection and convenience. Available in several sizes, the RainSleeve™ Series is sure to become a part of your essential gear when traveling or shooting in the field. Conveniently offered in a 2-pack, it’s the economical way to make sure camera gear is protected in any kind of inclement weather.
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The RainSleeve™ Series from OP/TECH USA is a convenient and economical way to insure that your next outing isn’t cut short or ends in mishap due to inclement weather conditions. Be prepared for the unexpected!
Counter Display (RainSleeve™ - Original / RainSleeve™ - Flash / RainSleeve™ - Small only) contains twenty 2-packs in a self-selling display box
|Stock #||RainSleeve™ Style||Color||MSRP||Approximate Size|
|9001022||Small (2-Pack)||Clear||$8.95||Fits Body/Lens configurations up to 8" L x 4.5" Ø (20,3cm L x 11,4cm Ø)|
|9001132||Original (2-Pack)||Clear||$7.95||Fits Body/Lens configurations up to 18" L x 7" Ø (45,7cm L x 17,8cm Ø)|
|9001142||Flash (2-Pack)||Clear||$8.95||Fits Body/Lens configurations up to 14" L x 7" Ø (35,6cm L x 17,8cm Ø) and can accommodate flashes approx. 7" tall x 5" wide x 4" deep|
|9001252||Mega (2-Pack)||Clear||$9.95||Fits Body/Lens configurations up to 25" L x 8" Ø (63,5cm L x 20,3cm Ø)|
|9001108||Small - Counter Display (20 Pks of 2)||Clear||$179.00||Fits Body/Lens configurations up to 8" L x 4.5" Ø (20,3cm L x 11,4cm Ø)|
|9001208||Original - Counter Display (20 Pks of 2)||Clear||$159.00||Fits Body/Lens configurations up to 18" L x 7" Ø (45,7cm L x 17,8cm Ø)|
|9001218||Flash - Counter Display (20 Pks of 2)||Clear||$179.00||Fits Body/Lens configurations up to 14" L x 7" Ø (35,6cm L x 17,8cm Ø) and can accommodate flashes approx. 7" tall x 5" wide x 4" deep|
When attaching the RainSleeve™ - Flash version, it's best to first put the lens and camera in the RainSleeve™ - Flash. Once they are situated, attach the flash unit to the camera. To remove, reverse the process.
The convenient eyepiece on the and adapts to fit most viewfinders. If you have a removable eye cup, remove it and stretch the eye opening around the eye cup mount. Once in place, simply reattach the eye cup for a water tight seal.
Place the edge of the lens section of the RainSleeve™ on the end of the lens. Press in the barrel lock on the drawstring and slide it tight up against the lens to hold it firmly in place. If the weather gets really bad, you can pull it over the end of the lens and close it up completely until the weather improves.
I have purchased several over the yeras and have found there is none better in the market place. I've tried more expensive ones and they are just to cumbersome and not as good except for the material which will not tear.
I brought a pack of the flash-sleeves with me to Thailand last year for the Songkran festival. Shooting it, was like trying to capture the world's largest water fight - EVERYTHING got wet, except my camera with the Rainsleeve on it. I found that it did fog up a bit when I kept my hand in the sleeve for a long period (I use a wrist strap), but this was expected.
The fit was good on all of my lenses, but I found it useful to have a few extra rubber bands to snug things up a bit. And if the sleeve is soaking wet when you want to remove it from the camera - just towel the gross moisture off, before you remove it from the camera (duh).
In the future, I would never dream of using my $3,000 set up in those conditions without the protection of a Rainsleeve, and I now carry one in my gear-bag everywhere I go.
I love this cover. It works great with most lenses. Works best with a 80-200 or a 300 f/2.8. I would like to see a longer version for 400mm f/2.8 and 500mm f/4 lenses and a shorter version for normal and wide angle lenses. I shoot lots of sports and I keep a Rainsleeve with me all the time. However, I am not sure if I would ever have use for the flash sleeve.
These Rainsleeves are great, especially if you are shooting with a large 70-200mm f/2.8 lens as shown in the photos. I always keep one in my camera bag in a zip-loc baggie with a pack of silica-gel in it.
If you are like me, and usually shoot with a shorter lens or primes, the excess plastic is a very big nuisance. It makes it hard to hold the camera and you have a foot long cord hanging down from the lens hood. I plan to cut one down and just tape the lens cover to the lens hood. Unfortunately, that makes it more of a one-time use item.
I wish they would make a version for a shorter lens with a smaller opening for the lens hood.
All this aside, it is still the cheapest rain protection out there. A little cumbersome and unweildy but it does work--and I will continue to use them. However, when they make a short version, I'll buy one for every lens I have.
OP/TECH USA Response:
Thanks for your feedback, Andrew. We now have four sizes of the Rainsleeve available.
It's awesome to keep my camera dry. The only drawback is taking it off. Everything gets wet when you take it off.
Will the Rainsleeve Flash fit a Nikon D300s + SB900 + 70-200 VRII? The flash is bigger than other brands.
The Rainsleeve Flash can accommodate flashes approx. 7" tall x 5" wide x 4" deep.