OT: Rain cover for an AX100

Dexcon wrote on 7/25/2016, 7:23 AM
Has anyone with a Sony AX100 have a rain cover for that camera?

I'd really appreciate any recommendations as I'm looking for a rain cover for my AX100 but the ones I've seen on sites like B&H are mostly camera specific (e.g. Sony, Canon, Panasonic) but none of those are AX100 specific.

Again, any suggestions/recommendations will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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JackW wrote on 7/25/2016, 12:08 PM
Although not specifically for the AX100, it looks like a couple of the rain covers shown here might work for you.

I've shot with a rain cover on my PD150 and found it to be very awkward and a nuisance. A plastic bag with a hole in it for the lens, with a rubber band around the lens to keep it "water tight" worked better.

We recently did a shoot in a downpour with the camera inside a van, shooting through the open door, a much better solution for us than the rain jacket.

Jack
Dexcon wrote on 7/26/2016, 5:38 AM
Thank you, Jack, for letting me know about your experience with a commercial rain cover in comparison to a homemade solution.

With that in mind, I went back to a 13 years old homemade cover that I made for a Panny MiniDV camera, and adapted it for the AX100. It's plastic from a garment bag to which I added Velcro as well as to the outside of the lens hood - I think that this will work just fine.

Thanks again.

Cheers

Conrad

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 11 Black Creator Edition

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Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 12TB Samsung 990 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD

D: drive: 4TB Samsung 870 SATA SSD (used for media for editing current projects)

E: drive: 2TB Samsung 870 SATA SSD

F: drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

Dell Ultrasharp 32" 4K Color Calibrated Monitor

JanL wrote on 7/26/2016, 6:35 AM
Have a look at the products from the two German companies ewe-marine and sachtler. Both have covers that might fit the AX100.

I have a Sony AX100 myself and would appreciate any reports how well these rain covers works.

Jan
Jerry K wrote on 7/26/2016, 7:13 AM
Keep in mind cameras need air. A plastic bag may cause the camera to overheat and shut down until it cools off.

This was a big problem years ago with DSLR cameras being used for video outside in the hot sun.

Jerry K.
wwaag wrote on 7/26/2016, 1:33 PM
A couple of years ago, I posed a similar problem for shooting Niagara Falls from the Maid of the Mist using just a Handycam--smaller than the AX100. Ended up with a bag from B&H ($40) that worked OK, except the hole for the lens was is in the middle which made use of LCD awkward. A couple of things I found useful were first a clear UV filter coated with Rayn-X which made drying the lens very quick when compared with an un-treated filter. Second, a wide-angle screw-in lens hood which permitted easy removal of the lens cap for shooting. And finally, I taped bags of dessicant inside the bag for moisture control. All in all, it worked pretty well.

wwaag

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wwaag wrote on 7/26/2016, 5:20 PM
Here is the Manfrotto raincover I used. They do make other sizes.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1059559-REG/manfrotto_mb_pl_crc_17_raincover_17_for_sony_handycams.html

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riredale wrote on 7/27/2016, 11:38 AM
Gallon-sized "Glad" bag with hole for lens. UV filter on lens, rubber band attaching bag to UV filter. This was years ago with a DV camera, but we shot the rapids of the Rogue River in Oregon and it worked great, though water drops on the filter danced around as the camera stabilizer tried to do its thing. No heating issues since, of course, the bottom of the bag was open and occupied by my shooting arm.

Much bigger camera now and a nice custom bag off of eBay. Rarely used but nice to have in the kit, along with a small clean white towel.