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7D and Rain, dont trust weather sealing!

 
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Jul 23, 2013 08:24 |  #16

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I was out this morning walking my favorite trail loop when it started to rain. No big deal under the canopy of the woods, but then it got harder, much harder. I had my 7D gripped on a monopod with my 300 2.8. I though; weather sealed, no worries.

Big mistake, Camera weather sealing is a joke.


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Jul 23, 2013 12:24 |  #17

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No shirt!

Were all you pictures from the day...over exposed? :lol:


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Jul 23, 2013 20:45 as a reply to  @ toolman21's post |  #18

No, I was over exposed however. I do not normally risk getting my equipment wet. You can see that I have invested a bit in my gear, and if I am smart enought to get the good stuff, you can bet I am smart enough to protect it. I simply got caught with my pants down this time. BUT, I did believe a drizzle would pose no problem. What I can say is that the body is better protected in inclement weather sans grip! And, are not all white lenses precious??


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Jul 24, 2013 02:42 as a reply to  @ Primative's post |  #19

Primitive, I had my 7d in medium rain once. Didnt notice the dials getting harder but like you the joystick didnt work right. It would work to the right or down but not left or up. When I got home I stuck some tissue behind and and drew out some water. Looks like the joystick is the weak point

Next day it was dried up and everything worked fine.

FYI I used my 5d3 in heavy rain a few times before with the 24-105. No problems at all. Looks like despite the extending body that 24-105 is built pretty darn well.


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Jul 26, 2013 15:08 |  #20

I have had zero issues with my 7D in pouring rain but I just got a Kata rain cover that I'll use next time.




  
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Jul 26, 2013 17:07 |  #21

That's why I carry one of those cheap $6 Opteka rain sleeves in my bag. The sealing is designed to give you a better chance than having no sealing at all but is by no means a guarantee of safety when getting your camera wet.


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Jul 26, 2013 17:55 |  #22

I just can't bring myself to be too relaxed about having my gear in the rain. Granted, I don't think any of mine is as weathersealed as the more pro units, still, unless it is certified for submerssion.... Weather-sealed to me just means that I don't have to panic if there is some water about, but I'd still want some protection for it.


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Jul 26, 2013 18:08 |  #23

Who needs rain covers, garbage bags.:)


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Jul 26, 2013 18:16 |  #24

I always check the weather radar before venturing out with the camera - if it looks like rain I'll bring the appropriate protection.


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Jul 26, 2013 20:53 |  #25

I took these pictures last summer in the Adirondacks, right before one of the hardest rainstorms I have ever been in came flying in. I had no cover and ran down the mountain to my car (about 2 miles) with the 7d and 70-200 lens under my shirt. It was soaked but I didn't power it up until the next day and everything was fine.

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Jul 26, 2013 21:00 |  #26

Two much invested, I have Canon rain covers, rather safe then sorry.


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Jul 26, 2013 21:01 |  #27

So what's the definition of weather resistance or weather seal anyway? I wouldn't expect those terms to mean water won't get in between the control dials and buttons. I would expect them to mean water is not likely to work its way into the circuitry and inards of the body. I would expect some sticking until there's been some time for everything to dry out and I would expect some mineral or whatever deposits to make their way in between the buttons causing some sticking... hopefully to work themselves back out over time.


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Jul 26, 2013 22:00 |  #28

Nathan wrote in post #16156996 (external link)
So what's the definition of weather resistance or weather seal anyway? I wouldn't expect those terms to mean water won't get in between the control dials and buttons. I would expect them to mean water is not likely to work its way into the circuitry and inards of the body. I would expect some sticking until there's been some time for everything to dry out and I would expect some mineral or whatever deposits to make their way in between the buttons causing some sticking... hopefully to work themselves back out over time.

This thread has a picture of 5d with rubber seals and closely alignned parts in red and green, respectively.
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From what I've seen, even on the "waterproof" compacts the seals are so thin and have so little pressure on them it's a wonder they hold water at all.


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Jul 26, 2013 22:45 |  #29

I'd consider those seals as preventative measures to keep moisture from reaching beyond those areas. The buttons themselves may be a bit squishy after a shower... isn't that to be expected?


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Jul 27, 2013 00:41 |  #30

StayFrosty wrote in post #16142120 (external link)
That's a moral code I'm pretty sure I won't stray from! Are we allowed to wear no clothes when taking photos indoors?

Only if the models don't laugh at you.:lol:


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