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January 26, 2010

Bring the Rain - Think Tank has your protection ready

Hydro-TT_100.jpgThink Tank Photo has released two new water-resistant, seam-sealed rain covers for cameras mounted with 70-200 and smaller lenses.
The new rain covers offer protection for the camera and lens combo, along with a built-in flash protector version for only an extra $6.00 USD.

Hydro-Video.jpgThe Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia® 70-200 and the Hydrophobia® Flash 70-200 (with built-in flash protector) rain covers include side arm holes for focusing and accessing switches and they allow DSLRs to be turned vertically.

The rain covers also allow photographers to change memory cards and batteries without taking off the rain covers and risking exposure to the elements.

Think Tank has posted a video to help photographers visualize the products in use.

Think Tank Photo's CEO and lead designer Doug Murdoch explains in a recent press release how the addition of an external camera strap in both models has added protection:

A key feature is that the camera can be carried two ways. It can be carried by the strap attached to the camera as it does not have to be removed. And, there is a camera strap attached to the Hydrophobia 70-200 that, combined with a strap that buckles under the lens, allows the camera to be carried by the rain cover.

"The problem with other covers is that holes have to be cut into the top of the cover, and then using a special camera strap, the user has to unclip the camera strap from the camera, feeding it through the top of the cover," said Murdoch.

"With the Hydrophobia 70-200, we eliminated this problem by creating a system that automatically transfers the weight to the rain cover itself, while still keeping it water resistant."

TTHydro-Flash_200.jpgThe fabric used on the Hydrophobia is ten times as water resistant as normal fabric. Instead of a “spray” coating, a “film” is applied to the underside of the fabric, as well as a tricot mesh to protect it, making it a far more impenetrable three-layer fabric. In addition a waterproof tape is applied to all seams, providing an even more water resistant barrier.

The rain covers include the following key features:

• A clear window for viewing LCD and controls
• A fabric cover for the end of the lens.
• An eyepiece storage pocket (eyepieces sold separately)
• A breathable mesh bag for transportation and storage

For professionals and amateur SLR shooters with smaller lenses who can’t afford to lose a shot or to have their gear damaged, the Hydrophobia™ 70-200 and the Hydrophobia™ Flash 70-200 are powerful new tools for getting the shot in even the harshest conditions.

The sells for $139.00 USD. ($145.00 for the flash cover version).

Don't forget that using your access to our Members Rewards Page: Think Tank provides a special offer: When you order $50 or more of Think Tank gear online, at checkout you will be able to select a bag to receive for free.

Posted by flashdeadline at January 26, 2010 5:04 PM