A&P Weather proofed cameras... What exactly does that mean?

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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    "Weather proof" is so broad. What are some real world situations that you have taken your "weather proof" camera in and came out with no issues?
     
  2. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    weatherproof ususally means rubber gasketing around any opening, battery door, buttons, cf slot, lens mount. that rubber gasket keeps out the 'weather': water, sand, dirt, etc.

    my 30d isnt weatherproof, but i've seen pictures of ppl taking pics with their 1 series cams under the shower, just to prove that its weatherproof.
     
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    oh shiet... i want to see pics of that.
     
  4. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    Pretty much means that you could get some water on it without it being destroyed. I was shooting a football game once and this huge downpour came all of a sudden. I walked to the building and my camera was fine and dandy.

    I want to try the shower thing with my d200, but fuck that, might as well be throwing your camera up in the air.
     
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    i was at the beach taking lighthouse pictures for a class assignment when it was pouring crazy hard. my d200 and 12-24 were completely soaked and they still work flawlessly.

    i'd never put my d200 under a shower. yeah it might be cool but i'd rather not pay hundreds of dollars for something cool.
     
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    it means you'll take awesomer pics because the pros have them :coolugh:
     
  7. Hypnos_VI

    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    am EOS 1 [film or digital] + L glass has been used/tested by pros to be able to shoot in an absolute downpour without any problems.

    EOS 1 > *
     
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    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    I wouldnt want to use the 100-400L in them conditions.
     
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    But he is right. "L" glass is sealed real well specifically for those conditions.
     
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    not all L glass
     
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    Trlstyle New Member

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    Well, all current "L" telephoto lenses are, and some that are not telephoto.
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    That's a common misconception. None of these current L lenses have weather sealing:

    70-200 f/2.8
    70-200 f/4
    100-400 f/4.5-5.6
    24 f/1.4
    24 f/3.5 TS
    35 f/1.4
    85 f/1.2 II
    135 f/2
    180 f/3.5
    200 f/2.8
    300 f/4
    400 f/5.6
     
  13. Hypnos_VI

    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    lol, i got to use one of those the other day...i wouldnt concider that piece of crap to be an L lens...they should just take that red stripe right off of it.
     
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    only the IS is sealed?

    also some require a filter to be sealed.
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Yup. Only the IS is sealed.

    I will NEVER understand why Canon doesn't just do mid-production minor design changes to cut in weather sealing and what not on their lenses.
     
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    the changes could even deserve a mkII designation... they normally love doing that sort of thing.
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    II lenses usually mean a fairly significant change to the elements. But they could use n designations such as 70-200 f/2.8 Ln. Regardless, Canon updates their glass at a fucking glacial pace.

    :dunno:
     
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    they are still pretty damn tight though. i doubt many of us would actually shoot in a downpour tho.
     
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    they make rain covers.....
     
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    My 350D has coped with getting a fair bit of water on it? Don't recommend it at all but they take a bit
     
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    pff who uses plastic when you have the option to go raw :eek3:
     
  22. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    im sure your photography exceeds the necessity of the 100-400?
     

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