The raincape VC 2000 is specially developed for Video. The VC 2000 raincape is manufactured from special PVC and has an integrated, optically neutral flat glass port. The camera is attached to the front port, by means of an ewa-marine C-AF adapter.
This patented system attaches the cape to the camcorder and holds the front port in front of the lens like an optional, clear filter. Due to the new design, it is now possible to open a flap on the cape and to use the cameras LCD-monitor. This ideal for tripod operation. The VC 2000 can be closed by means of press-studs at the bottom.
please note: you have to order the special adapter C-A 72 if you want to use this product with the Panasonic DVX 100 !
The patented CAF system was invented and developed by ewa-marine to allow the lens of a camera to be fixed to the front port of a housing or rain cape. It ensures that the surface of the lens and that of the housings front port are permanently paralell to each other, thus ensureing that there are nor refectionsor other optical disturbances between these two glass surfaces. Due to the CAF system, the front port has the same effect as a clear glass filter would have inevery day photography.
The CAF system is composed of an filter-ring and a fixing-ring For video housings we generally supply the appropriate ring for the most popularcamcorders. Due to the enormous range of camcorders and the fact that some manufacturers chose obscure, new filter threads for every new modle, you might have to purchase an additional reduction adapter to fit the CAF system to the filter thread of your camcorder. These reduction adapters are availible from your photo dealer.
A tip for users of Panasonic camcorders and their generics: In some cases it would seem, that the camcorder does not hav a filter thread! This is not true. For design reasons the manufacturer has fitted the camcorder with a dummy that is screwd into the tread. Turn and unscrew this lens surround (normally chromed plastic) to gain acess to the filter thread.