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May 08, 2013 03:10 |  #1

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Just how durable is the weather seal on this body. Anyone care to comment on real world experience with any particular lens


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May 08, 2013 03:46 |  #2

well...Not sure you can run it under a tap. But....


I was taking photos at the archery during the London Olympics - totally out in the open. It rained....a lot, I was drenched to the skin, i continued to take photos with my 5d3 and 70-200 lens. No issues at all


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May 08, 2013 07:56 |  #3

MattD wrote in post #15909841 (external link)
well...Not sure you can run it under a tap. But....


I was taking photos at the archery during the London Olympics - totally out in the open. It rained....a lot, I was drenched to the skin, i continued to take photos with my 5d3 and 70-200 lens. No issues at all

Thanks for the feedback. Looks like its only us that takes the Mk 3 out in the rain then


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May 08, 2013 08:09 |  #4

busbuddy wrote in post #15910255 (external link)
Thanks for the feedback. Looks like its only us that takes the Mk 3 out in the rain then

Maybe because it rains a lot in the UK. :lol:




  
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May 08, 2013 08:11 as a reply to  @ cdang's post |  #5

I can barely remember what rain is :(


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May 08, 2013 08:35 |  #6

When you guys ask things like that I wonder what you´re planning to put your cameras trough :D
I mean... weather sealing is there so if you´re shooting and a bad weather shows up, you don´t have to run back home. Not to tell you it´s safe to bring your camera to a sandstorm. :D


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May 08, 2013 09:34 |  #7

Alex_Venom wrote in post #15910350 (external link)
When you guys ask things like that I wonder what you´re planning to put your cameras trough :D
I mean... weather sealing is there so if you´re shooting and a bad weather shows up, you don´t have to run back home. Not to tell you it´s safe to bring your camera to a sandstorm. :D

Cool. Yes but sometimes you just gotta be there in those conditions to get the shot


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May 08, 2013 10:27 |  #8

busbuddy wrote in post #15910514 (external link)
Cool. Yes but sometimes you just gotta be there in those conditions to get the shot

True, but if you know you´re facing those conditions, wouldn´t be easier to bring some kind of protection like a plastic bag or something than just putting your beloved camera to face mother nature´s fury relying only in a few gaskets and sealings? :p

I´ve had the 7D and now a 5D3, both best non-1d sealed Canon cameras, but I´ll put it under some protection before letting the rain or sand hit it. But its just me. ;)


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May 08, 2013 10:51 |  #9

Alex_Venom wrote in post #15910710 (external link)
True, but if you know you´re facing those conditions, wouldn´t be easier to bring some kind of protection like a plastic bag or something than just putting your beloved camera to face mother nature´s fury relying only in a few gaskets and sealings? :p

I´ve had the 7D and now a 5D3, both best non-1d sealed Canon cameras, but I´ll put it under some protection before letting the rain or sand hit it. But its just me. ;)

Not just you...I too think that this is a very wise and prudent precaution.:)


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Jul 21, 2013 16:07 |  #10

rrblint wrote in post #15910833 (external link)
Not just you...I too think that this is a very wise and prudent precaution.:)

I assumed both the 7D and 5D2 were weather sealed - got them both covered in muddy water while photographing "Tough Guy" in the UK - just realised how lucky I was they were ok after!


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