Weathersealing in practice - your experiences please!

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Postby lowliferider » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:29 pm

OMG... how could you
I don't even swim with my waterproof watch.

Postby Citruspers » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:35 pm

I like to use my gear to it's full potential.
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Postby Eejay Angel » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:54 pm

I don't really care if its weather sealed because I want my gear to last long. I'll only take the risk if its necessary.
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Postby Tomek » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:55 pm

My 500D survived two days of snow. I was out-side taking pictures day and night. (It doesnt snow often over here in the Netherlands).

After that the kitlens was kind of fogged up for a day, but after a while all was good again.

Postby RhesEbag » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:13 pm

Here is a 20D after a thunderstorm and rolling around in the mud shooting a softball game against our rival college newspaper. The 20D (and most other prosumer bodies) is weather-sealed enough to not worry about it under most circumstances.


Postby popo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:24 pm

I suspect I've got a weakness in my 7D's sealing... in the last two times I used it in medium-heavy rain, the rear joystick would sometimes play up and not recognise a right press treating it as a mid press instead. Always fine again when dried out. Everything else was fine including the lenses (70-300 DO and 15-85 used).
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Postby Wolfsong » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:46 pm

I've never had issues with my gear in regards to weather sealing unless it was my fault directly for doing something stupid. Worst survivable fall I have had was this spring when I slipped on ice and fell through the ice. The camera and 100-400 were partially submerged for a few seconds with no damage when all was said and done.

I've also been treed by a moose and had the camera fall and hit the ground from about 2.5 meters high... again... besides a cracked housing all was fine... the camera and lens functioned perfectly well til they fell off a waterfall. That was a 50D and a 100-400.

Next weeks trip will be a good test for both the cameras and also a really good test for my hydrophobia cover. Forecast is for pretty well a week of solid rain/cloud out of the 9 day trip. Add salt water to that and if all my gear survives I will be impressed.
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Postby palakaboy » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:15 pm


my way of washing out the sugar from the sprite bottle.


I'm only kidding. Combo performed pretty well considering only the body is sealed.

Postby EvanK » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:48 am

Uh oh, a Winnipeg Winter is coming! That means -50 degrees centigrade temperatures and 5 feet of snow! :shock: Hopefully when I purchase the D7000 the weatherproofing will work well!

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Postby Citruspers » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:33 pm





No problem! 8)
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Postby DP-PARIS » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:00 am

took the camera out in the snow recently. very wet but all works well, as expected. Took a while to dry out though! You can see the pics of Paris snow: ... 937#217937

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Postby WoutK89 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:00 pm

First time I did something stupid, was sit on the edge of a seal sanctuary pool, and have the seals during feeding time splash my D80 with 18-70 DX lens attached, I continued to take pictures, and as soon as I had time, asked for a towel to clean of the salt water that had completely splashed the combo.
My second story, I have been sitting on the side of the Zandvoort race circuit when A1-GP was in Holland (last time before it went bankrupt). I was so ignorant to just take out the camera in heavy rain for all day with the D80 and 70-300VR lens attached. I came home dried my camera, and nothing was wrong with it in both cases of water abuse.
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Postby AnderssonPhoto » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:18 pm

sigma isnt weather proof is it?
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Postby Citruspers » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:01 pm

I think I have proven it is :lol:

But no, there's no official weatherproofing, but Sigma's EX range is VERY good imho.
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