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#1 Christian Burgos

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

Hi, I will make the assistant in a film where we shoot a lot under the rain, I would want to wonder some council on that type of rain cover I could use. usually the problem is above all is the Lens, specially if is a big Zoom, like a Optimo 24-290mm. usually I use of the plastic envelopes, for the camera body. here in Italy I'dont found an Original Arri's Rain Cover (exist?).
if you know a place where they sell them......
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#2 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:45 PM

I usually find a clear shower curtain and cut it to sort of make a bag for the camera with the front open for the lens, and the bottom open for the tripod/head. Adding velcro around the front side helps to stick it to the matte box. Also, check www.filmtools.com for their 3mil disposable rain covers, they are nice and cheap, and can be tossed or re-used.

http://www.filmtools...mera-cover.html

I usually don't use a dedicated rain cover, as I find the other methods work out better, and are cheaper and easier to use.
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:45 AM

Clear shower curtain and gorilla tape. Make it in prep. Make sure you do it near the end of prep so you have your different builds (handheld, steadicam, studio) figured out and make a raincover for each one.
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#4 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:22 AM

I have seen some people who like to build a "modular" rain cover, sized for a primes-built camera, with an addition that velcros on for a big zoom lens, such as the Optimo 24-290. Some people prefer to have a dedicated cover for each configuration.
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#5 stephen taylorwehr

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

yeah, shower curtains during prep or large clear trash bags with clips and rubber bands. done and done
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#6 Maximilian Hillmer

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

I filmed last year with this rain cover and was more than thrilled. Several opportunities to expand and the thing is 100% tight.
The Alexa rain cover fits both camera configurations with fixed focal lengths, as well as with long zooms (eg Angenieux Optimo 24-290) and various compendia. For long zoom is a front extension.

http://filmstoff.net...egenhauben.html
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#7 matt laroche

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Chiming in to agree with shower curtain. Although, I'd probably use a 'bag-it'

Make sure you build in ways to access your card slots, and any other thing you might have to pull. Also, be aware that when you open up the bag, you're going to have water dripping, so have a microfiber cloth handy.
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#8 Simon Ng

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:55 AM

Arri Alexa + 24-290mm + MB14 =  i would like to used this: http://www.ospreypac...ns/ul_raincover

for raining scene !!! :)


Edited by Simon Ng, 11 August 2013 - 03:56 AM.

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#9 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:39 AM

Have you checked the camera essentials.com website? Patti Harrison (owner) just made several custom weather covers for my movie, Panavision and IMAX and they were very reasonably priced. They even incorporated a neoprene front that allows my Cinetape tubes to poke through and not let moister in. She may already have an Alexa cover designed and ready to ship. It's worth checking.

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#10 George Burket

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:34 PM

I custom build camera covers and the one I designed for Red One and Epic also fits the Alexa quite perfectly.  It's been used by crews up in Vancouver who live in the rain.  It's under Element Protection at www.elementtechnica.com


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