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EOS 1D Mk III - waterproof ?

 
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Jul 16, 2007 12:55 |  #1

Speaking to a guy with an 1D Mk III at Oulton Park on Saturday who had been shooting the previous day in very wet conditions and rain had seeped through into the view finder. He had tried unsuccessfully to dry it out overnight and was suffering bad condensation on the Saturday. I know it was very wet but thought the seal on a professional camera would have prevented this from happening, so a bit disappointed.

Good news, he had not reported any focussing problems, well maybe a little bit! No worse than his Mk II.




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Jul 16, 2007 13:16 |  #2

Not waterproof. But weather sealed. I'd still shoot with a cover if at all possible. I've shot in a foam party with KevC where his 1 sereis fogged a bit but mine was ok. It's not as robust as some fanboy may have purported, but it's still a robust seal against moisture.

Treat any electronic equipment sealed or not as you would if you had a plugged in toaster, in hand, in the bath.


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Jul 16, 2007 13:40 |  #3

Condensation will get in unless you take care to even temperature changes. See http://photography-on-the.net ....php?p=749419&postc​ount=3


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Jul 17, 2007 10:48 as a reply to Pekka's post |  #4

Pekka,

I see you show a 5 string double bass on your list. What kind you got and have you played one long? Does yours have the low B?

I've been thinking of moving to a 5 string bass. Right now I play 4 string, electric and upright but really enjoy the sound of that low string when I hear others play it.

Interesting photography question isn't it? :)




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Jul 17, 2007 10:58 |  #5

How do the pros like yourselves deal with the condensation problems when in high humidity areas on a day to day basis such as what we have here in Louisiana, currently Its 77% humidity out side.( and its a beautiful day out) If we have the AC to cool inside, say 74 degs. F. or less my lens and view finders will fog up. I know I should use the zip lock bag for the the temp. transition but its a pain when you just want to get a quick shot of a sudden event outside. I guess I am asking a question that is considered an unknown, life of electronics exposed to moisture, but how long does say a photo journalist equipment last that has to go in and out of building and vehicles with varying temps. and humidity on a daily basis?

Should I only expect my 30D and my lenses to take this abuse for a short period say a year or two or could I expect them to last longer? Anyone have a dependable crystal ball?

Note: we do now have a dehumidifier that we use regularly in the houseand try to maintain the thermostat at 75 - 77 degs. F., surely this helps some.


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Jul 17, 2007 11:05 |  #6

I worked in Turks & Caicos, the humidity made Louisiana look like Arizona. I had zero issues with humidity. Sea water was another thing.


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Jul 17, 2007 11:55 |  #7

westernminnguy wrote in post #3560500 (external link)
Pekka,

I see you show a 5 string double bass on your list. What kind you got and have you played one long? Does yours have the low B?

I've been thinking of moving to a 5 string bass. Right now I play 4 string, electric and upright but really enjoy the sound of that low string when I hear others play it.

Interesting photography question isn't it? :)



I have with the orchestra 5-string bass with low B, it has no name but it's an excellent instrument (too big for most to play ,though). I use german bow, I play mostly with my old H.R. Pfretzschner.

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I've played double bass professionally since -85, since -89 with Finnish RSO (I have a bass player vacancy there, last year and this year I'm substituting for 2nd principal bass). I've also played fretless electric about 8 years (teenager times), got pretty good with that but there was no bread in it.

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Jul 17, 2007 14:28 as a reply to Pekka's post |  #8

Pekka,

Re: 5 string double bass.

Thanks for the info. I'm sure it was a bit of a challenge to master. I'll bet it has a great sound too.

Thanks again.


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Jul 17, 2007 15:43 |  #9

Have a look at the following article on a trip to the Falkland Islands and Antarctica. Shooting the a steady drizzle can cause any camera to fail, including the 1Ds MkII. The author is looking for a rain cover now.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/a​a-07-worked.shtmlexternal link




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Jul 17, 2007 19:44 |  #10

Pekka wrote in post #3560902 (external link)
I have with the orchestra 5-string bass with low B, it has no name but it's an excellent instrument (too big for most to play ,though). I use german bow, I play mostly with my old H.R. Pfretzschner.

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I've played double bass professionally since -85, since -89 with Finnish RSO (I have a bass player vacancy there, last year and this year I'm substituting for 2nd principal bass). I've also played fretless electric about 8 years (teenager times), got pretty good with that but there was no bread in it.

Several years ago a famous French luthier was asked about repairing a double bass. His answer was aparently: "I don't do furniture".;)


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