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To what extent is the 35L weather sealed?

 
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Feb 18, 2012 19:07 |  #1

I know the 35L isn't weather sealed, but I'm still curious about its resistance to light rain, particularly around the focus ring area (where a tiny bit of water can seep in the two gaps between the barrel and the focus ring).

In terms of the sealing mechanics itself, how is the focus ring area different between say, the sealed 24L II and the unsealed 35L? I'm trying to work out how far I can "safely" push the unsealed 35L in adverse weather conditions.

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Feb 19, 2012 03:51 |  #2

A few lenses that I've stripped down have had a clear adhesive strip under the focus ring rubber to seal the various slots and holes where screws are accessed. The 35L doesn't have this strip and hence the holes are open to anything that gets under the rubber. I guess that the rest of the moving sections rely on a good fit to keep moisture out.

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Feb 19, 2012 10:50 |  #3

Since it already stated it is not weather seal, just put on a rain cover and not to have any accident.


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Feb 19, 2012 14:21 |  #4

Thanks Bob! Just what I was looking for. Any other comments on weather sealing construction welcome.


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Feb 19, 2012 14:38 as a reply to  @ Collin85's post |  #5

I can't comment on the internals of the lens, but I had mine in Iceland the other week, it was the lens on my camera for the whole trip,driving rain-snow at times.
The whole camera on the tripod fell lens first into 10" of snow on one day,came out soaked like I'd picked out the bath tub and with snow packed to the edge of the hood.
wiped it down, all was good.


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Feb 19, 2012 14:48 as a reply to  @ *Jayrou's post |  #6

The Nikon 35 is weather sealed....


Sigh. Why do I crave the 50L it's the ONlY thing keeping me here.


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Feb 19, 2012 15:49 as a reply to  @ pyrojim's post |  #7

FWIW I've used sealed and unsealed lenses in the rain just fine...

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Unless its a tsunami, i wouldnt worry about it...

But then again, im also not responsible if you break your stuff ;)

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Feb 19, 2012 16:05 |  #8
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Even using a fully weather sealed body and lens combination out in the elements is gambling. If in doubt, use a rain cover.




  
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Feb 19, 2012 18:39 |  #9

I bought my 35L from a guy who dropped it in a river, I just took it apart and cleaned it and it works perfectly. Not bad for 200 bucks. Actually sold my other 35L because it worked so well.




  
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Feb 19, 2012 20:57 |  #10

dudemanppl wrote in post #13926320 (external link)
I bought my 35L from a guy who dropped it in a river, I just took it apart and cleaned it and it works perfectly. Not bad for 200 bucks. Actually sold my other 35L because it worked so well.

Well worth the risk from the sounds!

glad you got a nice deal like that :)


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