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Think Tank PhotoHydrophobia Rain Cover 70-200 (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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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)
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    5.0

    Pricey, but high quality

    By SST

    from VA

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

    Just used this to photograph dogs in wet, heavy snowfall. Kept the camera completely dry. I especially liked the built in strap...great design.

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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

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          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

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            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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                  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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                      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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