Think Tank Hydrophobia 70-200
The Hydrophobia rain covers from Think Tank are designed to protect your valuable photo equipment from the elements during active use. Keep shooting in the rain, snow or blowing sand. The Hydrophobia gives you peace of mind that you can capture the moment in almost any weather! The Hydrophobia 70-200 is sized for a pro size DSLR with up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens attached.
Please note: A Hydrophobia Eyepiece is required for this product, and is sold separately.
The Hydrophobia 70-200 includes a Think Tank Camera Strap that is preconnected 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. Simply fold the strap and slip it into the Camera Strap Retainer, which is the elastic loop inside the Hydrophobia. (See image).
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. (See image). 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 to blocking glare from sunlight.
A specially designed eyepiece is required for the use and proper attachment of the Hydrophobia rain cover. The eyepiece allows a clear view, straight through to the camera's viewfinder, while keeping a water resistant seal. There are five different eyepieces to choose from, three for Canon and two for Nikon DSLRs. To browse the eyepieces and check compatibility, check the related items in this section.
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 which 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 the elements.