Cameras come in endless shapes and sizes. With interchangeable lenses and accessories like battery grips and L-brackets, your camera's shape and size might change even within the context of a single shoot.
Fortunately, Shell comes in 3 different sizes, each of which fits a wide range of camera bodies and lenses. Shell is made of a stretchy water-resistant fabric that cinches at both ends. Even if you frequently change lenses or use multiple camera bodies, there's probably a single Shell size that will solve your needs.
SHELL SIZES AND CORRESPONDING CAMERA/LENS TYPES
Let's start with a detailed pict-o-gram:
If you've still got questions, this chart contains a few more nitty-gritty details:
|Shell Size||Camera Body and Lens Compatibility|
Mirrorless cameras with any size lens*.
Crop-sensor DSLRs with kit or small prime lenses and no battery grip.
*Almost any size lens. If you're using a Sony a7ii with the Sony 70-200 FE lens, you'll want a Medium Shell.
Crop-sensor DSLRs with any size lens* and/or battery grip.
Full-frame DSLRs with lenses as long as a 24-70 f2.8 and no battery grip.
*Any size DX lens. If you're using a Nikon 70-200 f2.8 pro lens on a Nikon D5300 body, you'll want a Large Shell.
Full-frame DSLRs with any size lens* and/or battery grip.
Flagship DSLRs with any size lens*.
*Almost any size lens. If you're using 600mm+ lenses, Shell will fit around your camera body but will not cover your entire lens.
Also note that we have not tested Shell on medium-format camera bodies. Shell is designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, so we don't currently recommend it on other kinds of cameras. If you find that it works on any medium/large format cameras, please let us know!
And just for giggles, let's share some images of the 3 Shell sizes so you can get an idea of how big they are in relation to one-another:
WHAT IF I STILL CAN'T DECIDE?
If you've looked at the above charts and you still can't decide, then use these guiding principles to get you through these tough times:
1. Keep in mind, for most camera/lens sizes there are 2 Shell sizes that will fit your camera. So, this isn't a life or death situation.
2. Shell is made to stretch and fit your camera snugly. For any given camera size, a smaller Shell will fit your camera more snugly and a larger Shell will have a baggier fit.
3. A tighter fit is better for carrying your camera in Capture since everything will be nice and snug. A looser fit is better if you plan to actively shoot with Shell in the rain since it will be quicker to pull Shell up and access your controls.
4. Even if you get the larger Shell size, it will be much more snug-fitting than other camera rain covers on the market.
5. Another advantage of picking the larger size is that you can cinch Shell closed all the way around your camera, even when using long lenses with hoods.
5. If you have a DSLR and a mirrorless camera, consider getting 2 Shells. You really don't want to use anything bigger than the small Shell for a mirrorless camera.