Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:54 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 64 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:29 pm 
OMG... how could you
I don't even swim with my waterproof watch.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
I like to use my gear to it's full potential.

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 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.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 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.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 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.

Image


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8022
Location: UK
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).

_________________
Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:06 am
Posts: 1977
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.

_________________
Canon 7D + 50D + EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM + EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Pelican // Black Rapid // Think Tank // Manfrotto // Garmin

Reflections On Canadian Wildlife
My Flickr


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:15 pm 
Image

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

lol.

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


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:57 am
Posts: 1551
Location: Winterpeg, Manisnowba, Canada
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!

_________________
-Evan

Gear: 7 Nikon Nikkor AI-S and AF-S lenses, SB-700 flash, Nikon D7000, Nikon FM, variety of accessories

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
- Ansel Adams


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
Snow.....problem?

Image

Image

Image


No problem! 8)

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:03 am
Posts: 854
Location: Paris, London
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: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtop ... 937#217937

Image

_________________
http://www.dpinparis.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:42 pm
Posts: 1388
Location: The Netherlands
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.

_________________
- Wout -
Lowepro Nova 200 AW filled with Nikon D90 + MB-D80
18-70 DX, 70-300 VR, 35 1.8 DX, SB-700


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:07 pm
Posts: 716
Location: Taiwan / Sweden / Scotland
sigma isnt weather proof is it?

_________________
http://www.AnderssonPhoto.com
Equipment: A blend of Canon, Nikon, Yashica, Leica, Voigtlander, Samyang and Sigma. All of which you can see on my website!
Wishlist: Leica M 240, Summilux 50 ASPH, Summilux 24 ASPH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
I think I have proven it is :lol:

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

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:46 pm 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation ... 1tTBncIsm8 (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWzsXeXCwuc&NR=1 (Part 2)

Nuff' said :D


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 64 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group