Works on Canon EOS 1D Mark 3, Easy to carry, Fast to put on, Does the Job
Ken A. Huth, Amazon
11 July 2010
Summary: Like others have said, this is a tight fit, but the Kata is very usable for the Canon 1D Mark3 (with my 2.8 70-200 EDIF). To help it fit better, I put velcro on my lens hood a bit back of half way, and it then grabs the velcro of the 'hood' portion of the rain cover. This gives me more slack in the fit, but still keeps the hood portion right where I want it to stay.
Summary: I put this item to a true test this weekend. I covered an outdoor action event that required my coverage from 9am till 8pm. The only thing that would have stopped this outdoor event would have been lightning strikes. I shot the entire day from drizzle, sleet, and wind gusts and full on rain.
Summary: It worked well for what I needed (keeping my 40D+24-70mm f/2.8L dry while shooting for hours in drenching rain), and would have worked well with a longer lens as well. The inside of the cover did tend to fog up, but that didn't interfere with the actual shots, and the little bit of condensation that accumulated on the inside of the raincover was certainly no threat to the camera. As for the price, you can decide for yourself whether it makes sense for you.
Summary: The Kata elements camera cover is a well built strong cover for SLR cameras. The cover takes a little bit of practice to put on quickly. But once on, your camera is not going to get wet. This is a large cover. It's hard to tell from the product images, but the thick clear vinyl that covers the camera body is very large. It is so big, that I'm able to install my Canon 580EX II flash under the hood.
Rainforest conditions - it fogged up so much it was impossible to use
Matthew MacGillivray, Amazon
16 November 2009
Summary: I recently purchased the KT-E702 elements cover and Kata E-704 Lens Sleeve Kit for a trip to a fairly remote rainforest in Hawaii (Hakalau). Setup and configuration was easy with a DSLR, and long lens. The conditions were rainy and warm (~25C), and I was handholding the camera. When it came time to shoot, the bag almost immediately fogged up. So much so that I wasn't able to see through the back of the bag.
Summary: The quality is pretty good, but it's kind of a pain to fit over over my camera and lens. It's too small to use with my Canon 200mm f/2. It has the length, but is too narrow to fit the diameter of the lens. They should have made the lens end larger. It would not only fit more lenses, it would make it easier to put the cover on all lenses. And it wouldn't add much to the weight, bulk, or expense of the cover. It's also rather bulky, because it's so stiff.