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Aug 10, 2017 19:41 |  #1

Anyone have experience with shooting at the falls? What kind camera protection is needed?




  
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Aug 10, 2017 19:55 |  #2

Whatcha got? Many cameras are weather sealed to protect from rain/spray.


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Aug 10, 2017 20:28 |  #3

I have a 7D II. A canon 17-40 f/4 or the 24-70 f/2.8




  
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Aug 10, 2017 21:01 |  #4

7D2 is weather sealed and the 17-40L is weather sealed when you use a UV filter over the objective lens.


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Aug 10, 2017 21:45 |  #5

How long will you be there?
I shot near the base of the falls for two days & if you're there for an extended period of time I suggest one of the camera rain housings. (external link)
Plan on not changing lenses & image cards while downwind of the mist.


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Aug 10, 2017 21:46 |  #6

Things can be very wet from spray on the behind-the-falls tour. They give you a 'body baggie' to cover yourself, which could keep the camera dry until you pull it out from under the baggie to shoot, and during the time you are shooting you will need to worry about the LENS not being sealed even if the body has that water resistance.


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Aug 12, 2017 09:42 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #7

Would this be sufficient?


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Aug 12, 2017 09:45 |  #8

That certainly looks as though it provides good protection, but the other issue is

  • how well you can get to controls and how well you can see the viewfinder while the camera is in that bag.
  • Also, will your chosen lens FIT?

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Mar 20, 2018 08:28 |  #9

Iphone might be the best option. lol


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