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Topic # 123414 6-Jul-2013 17:52
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Hi, is there a firm in NZ that sells rain sleeves or jackets for DSLR cameras? I would like one a little better than the clear "disposable" plastic one? And I have a Microdia  card reader, single slot, for a  SDHC card,  USB 2.0  that does not work at all now, it is  just over one year old, and doesn't work on my or  another laptop. The firm where I purchased it cannot help at all. I would appreciate any suggestions for a new one, or help with this one  . Meantime I am using a  A Data multi slot, in the same port, and it works well, no problems at all .All the USB 2.0 ports work with anything else I use.
Thanks for any help, cheers from Nancyjj

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  Reply # 850220 6-Jul-2013 18:29
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I have a Kata rain sheild that I bought from Photo & Video in Merivale Mall, Christchurch. Admittedly I'm not entirely happy with it because it had a stupid hood around the lens that I had to cut off to be able to operate the zoom, but I think there were other similar products there at the time so you may want to see if you can try a few different ones out with your particular camera.

In my view shooting in rain is best done with a weather sealed camera, but if you don't mind a bit of hassle then a rain sheild is an acceptable way to effectively retrofit a non weather sealed camera.

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  Reply # 850229 6-Jul-2013 18:51
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BH photo and video in the us, along with you shop.

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  Reply # 850235 6-Jul-2013 19:10
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Thanks Alastair and Timm,  great to get such prompt replies, I will contact the ChCh firm, and if that fails, I have friends in US, who regularly use B&H, and other firms there. Up until now I have not taken the camera out when it is wet, drizzling or downright pouring, use the car, or a verandah .  And yes , avoiding heavy rain is the safest. Cheers, Nancyjj

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  Reply # 850784 8-Jul-2013 12:38
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I have one of these:

Magic even in heavy rain.

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  Reply # 850988 8-Jul-2013 16:17
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Thanks for the link, this looks magic, is it easy to use a zoom lens with it? I have a  Canon 550D with  18-55, which  I use most of the time, a 55-250 if I have the tripod out. I see they need an eye piece, and these look like they are available too. Best news of all, my birthday is in 2 weeks time!!!  Cheers, Nancy

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