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Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black)

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Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Waterproof / Seam Sealed
  • Over-Sized/Adjustable Right,Left Sleeves
  • Clear Back Window to See Camera's LCD
  • Horizontal,Vertical Use / Tripod Usable
  • Attach While Camera is Assembled
  • Change Batteries,Cards While Cover is On
  • Eyepiece Flap Shields from Rain, Dust
  • Interior Retainer Loop for Camera Strap
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The black Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 from Think Tank is a sophisticated cover that protects your pro DSLR from moisture, wind, dust and dirt and permits you to shoot under adverse conditions. It's over-sized and accommodates up to a 70-200mm f/2.8 or shorter lens. Its over-sized design permits horizontal or vertical use and can be accessed by its left or right sleeves. Moreover, it can be easily used when your DSLR is tripod or monopod mounted.

The beauty of this item is that it can be attached while the camera is assembled and, in addition, permits you to change batteries or memory cards without having to remove the cover. There's also a lens hood cover that protects the front of the lens. The clear back window of the Hydrophobia allows full access to the camera's LCD screen.

The unit contains a Think Tank Camera Strap V2.0 that is already connected to the cover via strong metal D-rings. It should be noted that you do not have to remove your camera's strap in order to use the Hydrophobia. Nor do you have to tweak the cover by trimming it. The Hydrophobia comes with a convenient built-in elastic strap retainer that is designed for your DSLR's strap.

The Hydrophobia connects to your lens hood by its hook and loop strap, manufactured to be non-slip. Optional Hydrophobia camera eyepieces are required to provide you with a clear view of your viewfinder through the cover. This rain cover comes with a cleverly designed built-in eyepiece pocket that is used to store the Hydrophobia eyepiece while the cover is packed away. Or, use it to hold your camera's eyecup while using the Hydrophobia's eyepiece.

For additional protection from the elements, an eyepiece flap is provided to shield the eyepiece from rain, sand or other potentially interfering contaminants. A lens hood is also provided and can be stored in its own supplied pocket located on top of the cover or it can be completely removed. The Hydrophobia comes with its own mesh carrying bag and is backed by a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

The Hydrophobia 70-200 includes a Think Tank Camera Strap that is pre-connected to durable metal D-rings on the rain cover. Proper use of the strap and rain cover does not require removing the strap attached to the camera. Nor does it require cutting holes in the rain cover or disassembling the camera's attached strap
The lens strap inside the Hydrophobia allows the external Camera Strap to fully support the weight of the camera and lens. Tighten the lens strap then clip it around the back end of the lens, ensuring a snug fit
There is no need to remove the strap already attached to the DSLR. Simply fold the strap and slip it into the Camera Strap Retainer, which is the elastic loop inside the Hydrophobia
The Hydrophobia securely attaches around the lens hood by a hook-and-loop strap with non-slip coating. Using a lens hood in the rain effectively prevents stray droplets from streaking across the front of the lens, in a similar way it blocks glare from sunlight
A specially designed eyepiece is required for use and proper attachment of the Hydrophobia rain cover. The eyepiece allows a clear view, straight through to the camera's viewfinder. There are five different eyepieces to choose from, three for Canon and two for Nikon DSLRs
An eyepiece flap can be folded over the Hydrophobia eyepiece when the camera is not is use. This keeps excess rain or dust from collecting on the viewfinder while the camera is just hanging by the external strap
An eyepiece pocket is built into the side of the Hydrophobia rain cover. It can be used to store the Hydrophobia eyepiece when the rain cover is packed away or it can carry the DSLR's rubber eyecup while the rain cover is actively being used. Look for the eye-shaped icon on the Hydrophobia
A soft lens hood cover is included for additional protection from the elements. Use it as a lens cap; it's too small to be a shower cap. The hood cover can be stored in the pocket on top of the lens or it can be completely removed to save some bulk
The clear window on the back of the Hydrophobia keeps the camera's LCD screen and controls visible. There is also enough room inside the rain cover to change memory cards and batteries without exposing the camera to rain
Using a shorter focal length lens in the Hydrophobia may be possible depending on the placement of the zoom or focusing rings on the lens
Requires Eyepiece (sold separately)
Can be attached while camera and lens are assembled
Clear back window to view LCD screen and camera controls
Lens hood cover protects front of lens as needed
Eyepiece storage pocket (Eyepieces sold separately)
Over-sized and adjustable right and left hand sleeves
Compatible with monopods and small tripod heads
Mesh bag included for transportation and storage
Compatibility
Pro size DSLR with a hot-shoe mounted flash and up to a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached
Pro size DSLR with a hot-shoe mounted flash and Canon's 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens attached
Dimensions 17.5 x 5.5" (44.5 x 14.0 cm) (length x diameter)
Weight 12.8 oz (362.9 g) (rain cover only)
Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black)
  • Camera Strap V2.0
  • Removable Lens Hood Cover
  • Mesh Carrying Bag
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Think Tank PhotoHydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (7)
      • Travel (6)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6)
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      4.0

      Great

      By Photog

      from west bridgewater

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

        Durable

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        4.0

        great cover!

        By candid ho

        from los angeles, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Raindusty Environment Sh
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

          I researched and decided to go with this product for the photo shoot i had to photograph models in very dusty environment.
          Altho I wasn't planning to use 70-200mm lens but 24-70mm, also never planned to change lenses in such a dusty environment anyway.. I was a bit worry about having 24-70 lens with cover designed for 70-200.. but lots of features seems so good..
          I am big fan of think tank product already, owns 2 bags now and love it. I knew it's well thought about it on its best. I compared couple of product from review and all.. this one was pricy yet I liked the idea of having camera strap outside of the cover since i had to run around a lot for a long time. Also having eye piece (sell separately), strap goes around the lens in inside of cover.. etc.. i thought this is it. received the product and set up.. having a bit of hard time to set up eye piece.. but once it's in place, it's solid. having strap that holds lens is amazing. and having strap outside of cover is absolutely the best thing for me. Now,, i was using this cover that originally designed for 70-200 for 24-70.. well, overall, result is, i could still use it with no problem.. HOWEVER, you need to set up the way the cover fabric won't be in the way of lens zooming action. You can figure out by adjusting how tight you close the wrap around the lens cover.. yet I took a while to make it perfect (no distraction for zooming with fabric ) with test and error of this setting part. because there're too much fabric around the lens due to using shorter lens, if the placement is wrong, you won't be able to use zoom fully because fabric eliminate zooming action. (fyi, i used with 24-70mm 2 f2.8) . however, again, if you can set up good, it won't bother you at all and all works great.
          What i had hard time was looking at screen. because the rubber around eye piece is hiding the top part of screen. I really can't see. but i take it as "compromise" having tight sealed cover, kinda expected and accepted. but it was a bit of pain while i was shooting especially when i want to make sure everything is good. on this part, yes it's kinda bummer HOWEVER, i rather compromise that part than having lots of macro level dust hurting my lens and body. also cases have lots of fabric. that kind bulky, yet. again.. having 2 arms feature is amazing. i take it as "it has to be this way to seal all out" So for me, it was all good.
          Definitely great cover. well built. great material.. It's think tank. their quality is great. I do recommend this cover for sure.

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          5.0

          not cheap but worth the money

          By ttoth

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Very Good Protection

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weather Protection

          Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

          If you spend a few thousand $ on a full frame DSLR camera and a nice lens then probably protection is equally important. I know that this is not the cheapest product but this really saves your gear from the elements. I have been shooting in NYC in January and purchased it to protect my Lens and Camera from rain and snow. I was pleased with the result.
          A bit bulky when using it with shorter lenses then the 70-200mm but I don't find it particularly disturbing.

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          5.0

          Excellent!

          By NH Freelancer

          from Manchester, NH

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Use Viewfinder
          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Photojournalism
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

            I had previously purchased another brand of rain cover and though it functioned fine I found it to be bulky and difficult to use in cold environments.

            Upon opening this product I knew that it was going to be a fantastic replacement! The weight is minimal, the zipper is sealed and I can now actually use the viewfinder on my camera instead of resorting to live view!

            The Hydrophobia is well constructed and easy to install (thought there is a slight learning curve) and the intergrated strap is very functional!

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            5.0

            Works like a charm

            By Jamie

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

              It's so good, I bought three of them. Keeps the camera dry. The window is a great feature so I can still see the screen on the back of the camera.

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              5.0

              I think it will do the job.

              By Carolyn the traveler.

              from Southern Florida

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

                I haven't used the product at this point, but I did put it all together with my camera and 70-200 lens. It seems to be well constructed and more than able to keep my gear dry in inclement conditions. I purchased the eyepiece specific for my D4 and I should be able to use the camera easily while encased in the protective gear....

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                5.0

                Great protection

                By Pop pop Pro

                from Richmond, Va

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

                  Great protection from rain for sports photography

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Never Fear... Hydrophobia is here!

                  By ChickThatClicks

                  from WA State

                  Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

                  I've tried them all and hands down this one is the winner. It's my super hero when the weather turns and I still have shooting to do. Considering the gear it's protecting I think the price is good too.

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                  5.0

                  Great item

                  By Ohanadogs

                  from Akron, OH

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

                    Great cover. I like it because it has a clear window on the back and allows you to completely enclose your camera and still utilize the screen. I also like the design of the special eye pieces and how they work together.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent construction.Highly recommend.

                    By Wes

                    from South Carolina

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

                        This is a well-made, well-designed product. The only knock is it is kind of bulky, but that's better than using a flimsy rain cover when you have thousands of dollars worth of camera/lens to protect.

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                        5.0

                        the only rain gear to get

                        By cophotog

                        from Littleton,co

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Compact

                        Cons

                        • Too Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Storage
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

                        Excellent perfect.

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                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        You buy it for the peace of mind.

                        By Steve

                        from Morgantown, WV

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports Photography

                        Comments about Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black):

                        I bought the Hydrophobia to use on a D700 with 70-200. Sunday, I shot Soccer in the rain with a D800 and 300mm 2.8 VRII so I figured I'd see whether the Hydrophobia would work. I've had this lens for 1 week and wouldn't have taken it into the rain unless I had complete confidence in the Hydrophoobia. The Hydrophobia actually fit so snugly around 300mm that I felt completely secure. It was harder to install but in the end everything including the hood cover (which is part of Hydrophobia) fit perfectly. The bottom line with the Hydrophobia is that it takes a little practice and patience to install but gives you complete and total comfort in the rain. It isn't easy to install but it isn't unreasonably diffucult either and when you are taking $10K in equipment into the rain what you really want is peace of mind. I'm going to get 2 more Hydrophobias because they are THAT GOOD. I don't want easy, I want good. I don't want cheap, I want something that works so well I never even thought about it. Hydrophobia = Peace of Mind.

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