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Movmax Hurricane Rain Deflector Introduced – Keeps Your Lens Water and Fog-Free

Movmax Hurricane Rain Deflector Introduced – Keeps Your Lens Water and Fog-Free

Movmax recently introduced an air-based rain deflector called the Hurricane. This lightweight solution throws air at a very high speed, thanks to a motor that turns at 81,000 rpm directly onto a hydrophobic filter, so water droplets and fog do not ruin your shot. In addition, the entire unit is IPX8 waterproof-rated, so you can confidently shoot under the rain. So let’s take a closer look at the Hurricane!

Movmax is a young Chinese company specializing in developing and producing accessories, tools and engines to capture moving images. We previously reported about their MUTO3000 electric film tricycle and N2 air/hydraulic shock absorption system.

Movmax is back with an accessory that can, for example, be helpful when shooting car scenes: the Hurricane rain deflector.

Movmax Hurricane rain deflector: features

A rain deflector’s primary use and function are simple: keeping your lens/filter free from raindrops, fog, and condensation. This kind of device is not new, as “traditional” rain deflectors with moving discs have been available for decades. However, air-based rain deflectors are relatively new. Indeed, the first one we saw in the prototype stage is the Bright Tangerine Prodigy which uses a compressor on the side and a vent on top of a clear filter.

Movmax Hurrican rain deflector
Movmax Hurrican rain deflector. Image credit: Movmax

The Movmax Hurricane is also an air-based rain deflector, though with an all-in-one design. Indeed, the motor that blows air into the filter in front of your lens is mounted directly on top of the frame.

Movmax Hurrican rain deflector. Image credit: Movmax

This motor can turn at up to 81,000 rpm, according to Movmax, but we don’t know the blow speed coming out of the air vent.

As I mentioned, the Hurricane blows air directly onto an included filter. This filter features a double-sided hydrophobic coating that helps eliminate water droplets. In addition, this filter has a claimed light transmission rate of up to 99.7%.

Movmax Hurrican rain deflector
Movmax Hurrican rain deflector. Image credit: Movmax

The output of the air speed of the Movmax Hurricane can be adjusted via the included remote control or directly using the controls on the unit.

Movmax Hurrican rain deflector
Movmax Hurrican rain deflector. Image credit: Movmax

Powering options and waterproofing

The Hurricane is powered via a 7.4V- 16.8V DC input on the right side of the motor. The company includes a 1m and 2m D-Tap cable in the package so you can power the Hurricane from a standard V-Lock/Gold Mount battery pack.

The entire system is IPX8 waterproof-rated so shooting under heavy rain and in harsh environments shouldn’t be a problem.

Movmax Hurrican rain deflector
Movmax Hurrican rain deflector. Image credit: Movmax

Movmax makes a not very discrete comparison between the Hurricane and the Bright Tangerine Prodigy on their website. In my opinion, this comparison makes little to no sense, as both systems are very different.

Movmax Hurrican rain deflector kit
Movmax Hurrican rain deflector kit. Image credit: Movmax

Included accessories

Movmax includes several accessories in the Hurricane rigid transport case:

  • Four lens adapters: 80/95/110/114mm. These lens adapters are designed to clamp the Hurricane directly onto the front of your lens.
  • Two remote controls.
  • One 19mm rod bracket.
  • Two D-Tap cables.
  • A double-filter holder clamp.
  • Some 3M hook and loop tape.

The Hurricane weighs 1kg/2.2 lbs, so it’ll put a bit of stress on your lens/lens mount when clamped on, and I recommend using a lens support system.

Price and availability

The Movmax Hurricane rain deflector is available now for $4,199. As a direct comparison, the Bright Tangerine Prodigy base kit starts at $6,929. A rain deflector is usually a rental-only item and often does not make sense to purchase for owner-operators, hence the cinema-style price.

For more information about the Hurricane, please visit Movmax’s website here.

What do you think about the Movmax Hurricane? Did you already use a rain deflector? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!

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