Think Tank Photo Upgrades Hydrophobia Rain Covers​ and Introduces Emergency Rain Covers

September 19, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Accessories | Comment |

Think Tank Photo have upgraded their Hydrophobia Rain Covers, which feature waterproof construction that protects camera gear from downpours and dusty conditions.

Think Tank Photo's new Emergency Rain Covers are a simple, compact solution for protecting photo gear from sudden downpours or dusty conditions. These seam-sealed rain covers can be quickly and easily deployed when outdoor conditions change.

Think Tank Photo Press Release

Think Tank Photo’s Upgraded Hydrophobia Rain Covers Provide the Optimum in Severe Weather Protection

Santa Rosa, Calif. – With Think Tank Photo’s upgraded Hydrophobia rain covers, stormy weather will never again prevent photographers from getting “The Shot.”  These popular rain covers feature waterproof construction that protects camera gear from downpours and dusty conditions.  The Hydrophobia V3.0 rain covers are available in five sizes to fit DSLR cameras and the Sony full-frame mirrorless systems, and a variety of lenses.  

The Hydrophobia D 24–70 V3.0 Rain Cover for DSLR camera bodies and the Hydrophobia M 24–70 V3.0 Rain Cover for Sony full-frame mirrorless camera bodies fit a 24–70mm f/2.8, a 24–105mm f/4, a 16–35mm f/2.8, or a 14–24mm f/2.8 lens.  The Hydrophobia D 70–200 V3.0 Rain Cover for DSLR camera bodies and the Hydrophobia M 70–200 V3.0 Rain Cover for Sony full-

frame mirrorless camera bodies fit a 24–70mm f/2.8, a 70–200mm f/2.8, a 80–400mm f/5–6.3, or a 100–400mm f/5–6.3 lens.  The Hydrophobia DM 300–600 V3.0 Rain Cover for DSLR and Sony full-frame mirrorless camera bodies protects a 150–600mm f/5.6–6.3, a 300mm f/2.8, a 400mm f/2.8, a 500mm f/4, a 600mm f/4, a 200–500 f/5.6, or a 200–400 f/4 lens.

The Hydrophobia V3.0 rain covers are constructed with a durable 3-layer material comprised of 210T seam-sealed rip-stop, polyurethane film and 70D nylon tricot, and are Polyurethane seam-sealed for downpour or dusty conditions.  The covers feature weather resistant zippers, nylon webbing, and a rubberized laminate.  The eyepieces (sold separately for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus) allow full access to the viewfinder while protecting the camera.   

Other key features include:

Oversize window to view LCD and controls

Ability to get hands directly on the camera through two cinchable sleeves gives you easy access to all camera functions

Integrated shoulder strap (excluding 300–600) allows the camera to be worn on the shoulder while cover is attached. Can be replaced with a favorite strap, if desired

Mountable to tripod or monopod 

Eyepiece flap folds into a visor or, when not in use, shields viewfinder from rain or dust

DWR coating for an extra layer of protection

An eyepiece pocket is built into the bottom of the Hydrophobia rain cover (eyepiece sold separately)

Rainproof front element cover is included for additional protection

Non-slip, adjustable strap attaches directly to the lens hood

Camera strap can be secured inside the cover

Carrying pouch included for transportation and storage

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Hydrophobia D 24-70 V3.0 Rain Cover

Hydrophobia M 24-70 V3.0 Rain Cover

Dimensions: 13.8” long x 3.9”–5.5” Diameter (35 x 10–14 cm) 

Weight:  9.5 oz (275 g) rain cover only 

Hydrophobia D 70-200 V3.0 Rain Cover

Hydrophobia M 70-200 V3.0 Rain Cover

Dimensions: 18.1” long x 3.9”–5.5” Diameter (46 x 10–14 cm)

Weight:  10.5 oz (300 g) rain cover only

Hydrophobia DM 300-600 V3.0 Rain Cover

Dimensions: 27.1” L x 5.1–7.9” Diameter (69 x 13–20 cm) 

600mm Lens Extension Sleeve Dimensions: 

Weight: 14.9 oz (424g) rain cover only


Think Tank Photo Releases Emergency Camera Rain Covers for Quick Deployment in Severe Weather

Santa Rosa, Calif. –  With Think Tank Photo’s new Emergency Rain Covers, photographers need no longer be caught off guard by bad weather.  The Emergency Rain Covers are a simple, compact solution for protecting photo gear from sudden downpours or dusty conditions. These seam-sealed rain covers can be quickly and easily deployed when outdoor conditions change.  

The covers are designed to fit both DSLR and Mirrorless cameras and are available in two sizes to accommodate a range of full-frame lenses. The Emergency Rain Cover – Small protects a 16–35mm f/2.8, a 14–24mm f/2.8, a 24–105mm f/4, or a 24–70mm f/2.8 lens.  The Emergency Rain Cover – Medium protects a 24–70mm f/2.8 or a 70–200mm f/2.8 lens.  

“When compressed, the Emergency Rain Cover fits into a small pouch, so it’s easy to bring along even if rain is a distant concern,” said Think Tank’s President and Lead Designer Doug Murdoch.  “It takes up so little room in your bag, yet could save your gear when a sudden downpour or dust storm hits.  Every photographer who shoots outdoors should keep one tucked one away in their camera bag.”

Features include:

Seam-sealed for extreme protection in downpour or dusty conditions

Compresses into an included compact carrying pouch

Oversize window to view your LCD and controls

Ability to access your camera through one cinchable sleeve 

Mountable to tripod or monopod

Dual viewing configurations for varying conditions

Hot-shoe mount keeps cover secured to camera during use

Non-slip, adjustable strap attaches directly to the lens hood

DWR coating for an extra layer of protection

ABOUT THINK TANK PHOTO

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.



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