Convenient Cover for More Than Just Rain

Review by Fernando Santos

If you’re reading this review and thinking “I don’t shoot under rainy conditions, so this product isn’t for me,” you may be wrong. In fact, this is something you may want to have in your camera bag all the time, and I’ll tell you why in a minute. 

The Think Tank Emergency Rain Covers are available in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. Today, we’ll focus on the medium size because that’s the one that will fit the most popular camera gear. You can use it with DSRL or mirrorless cameras, standard, or gripped bodies. Just attach the front of the rain cover to your lens hood using the hook-and-loop strap, then attach the back to your camera body using the hot-shoe mount piece, and that will keep your rain cover in place. A large window on the back allows you to view your camera screen and camera controls. If your camera has a sensor to toggle between using the back screen and the viewfinder, the cover will activate the sensor and you’ll have to configure your camera to keep the back screen on. 

Despite the name, Think Tank Emergency Rain Cover, you can use this cover whenever you’re in dusty situations, sand blowing in the wind, ocean spray, on a boat trip, or even if it’s snowing and you feel like snapping some shots. I was able to use the Medium size with a Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6, but if your lens is longer than that, you’ll want the Large size ($65.75). For small lenses, of course, you’ll need the Small size ($38.75). Each cover has its size printed on it, and comes in a small individual pouch that also has the size printed outside. That makes it easy to pick the right one(s) to take with you.