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Is this true about the 5Dm3?

 
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Nov 10, 2013 07:03 |  #1

I saw recently where B&H dropped the price of the 3 $1000, so I considered it. But while reading the promo, I read a factoid that concerned me.

The specs said the camera will work fine in humidity up to 85%.

Huh?

The reality of that concerns me. Here in NC, during summer months, and especially is some locations, there is hardly a day that is below 85%.

Of what (real) impact is consistently high humidity on this camera?


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Nov 10, 2013 07:29 |  #2

Never heard of that. They may just be trying to cover their butts for warranty stuff. Its like cell phones when they say they dont cover water damage to the phone.




  
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Nov 10, 2013 07:35 |  #3

I'd buy it, but store it with my of camera gear in a humidity contolled locker. The 5DIII is really nice.

BTW, I don't see a deal like that at their site.


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Nov 10, 2013 07:56 |  #4

Every electronic device says that. Basically if you keep it in a rainforest expect the life to be shorter due to the higher rate of corrosion of electronic components.


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Nov 10, 2013 07:57 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #5

Just checked the 5D mark II, 7D and the 1D X they all spec out at -85 percent humidity. This is the normal specification for this type of camera. I have operated the 5D mark II and the 7D at 90+ percent humidity with no problems.


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Nov 10, 2013 07:59 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #6

I live in Bangkok and use my 5D3 all year round. The humidity here is far worse than anything you will get in NC. Forget about the spec, it is worthless.


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Nov 10, 2013 08:02 |  #7

I used the 7D in 100% yesterday. I'm talking wet, raining quite good, so not to worry!!


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Nov 10, 2013 08:04 |  #8

Thanks for the replies.

Here is where I read about the price drop and the specs:

http://www.designntren​d.com …ops-price-2-999-3-999.htm (external link)


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windpig wrote in post #16439161 (external link)
I'd buy it, but store it with my of camera gear in a humidity contolled locker. The 5DIII is really nice.

BTW, I don't see a deal like that at their site.

How many really nice photos do you have of the inside of that locker? What is the point of having a camera you can't use?


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How many really nice photos do you have of the inside of that locker? What is the point of having a camera you can't use?

Geez:rolleyes:

That's where you store it, you keep it there when not used, you know, like a gun locker.


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windpig wrote in post #16439481 (external link)
Geez:rolleyes:

That's where you store it, you keep it there when not used, you know, like a gun locker.

Really? A gun locker is primarily for safety. Add a dehumidifier if you like. I use a gun safe without a dehumidifier and I've never had a problem.

The problem with electronics and humidity is not one of safety. It is one of repeated changes in temperature and humidity levels. That causes condensation, which ruins electronics. Moving the camera from inside the house, to outside the house, when there are large temperature and humidity differences cause the problem. This applies as much in the north in the winter as it does in the south in the summer. Moving the camera from one temperature/humidity setting to another is the issue, not what kind of box you store it in once you move it. To fully protect your camera from changes in temperature and humidity, you would have to leave it in the box. It is just not very useful in there.

I don't care if my grandson plays with my camera. I'd really rather not have him playing with my guns. That is the purpose of a gun safe.


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Nov 10, 2013 10:28 |  #12

If cameras didn't work in higher than 85% humidity, you wouldn't be able to take it outside and shoot on a foggy day. Fog = 100% humidity.
But even during most summer nights in half of the USA humidity is close to or over 85%. Just think about it, let's say dew point is 65 F, and the overnight low is say 68 F. Humidity = 90.14%


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Really? A gun locker is primarily for safety. Add a dehumidifier if you like. I use a gun safe without a dehumidifier and I've never had a problem.

The problem with electronics and humidity is not one of safety. It is one of repeated changes in temperature and humidity levels. That causes condensation, which ruins electronics. Moving the camera from inside the house, to outside the house, when there are large temperature and humidity differences cause the problem. This applies as much in the north in the winter as it does in the south in the summer. Moving the camera from one temperature/humidity setting to another is the issue, not what kind of box you store it in once you move it. To fully protect your camera from changes in temperature and humidity, you would have to leave it in the box. It is just not very useful in there.

I don't care if my grandson plays with my camera. I'd really rather not have him playing with my guns. That is the purpose of a gun safe.

Well, suit yourself. I've lived in some pretty humid climates and storing electronics, vinyl records, guns and photography equipment in dry storage was the ticket. I'm not sure why you feel the need to jump to a warm to freezing temperature discussion, the OP mentioned humidity


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Well, suit yourself. I've lived in some pretty humid climates and storing electronics, vinyl records, guns and photography equipment in dry storage was the ticket. I'm not sure why you feel the need to jump to a warm to freezing temperature discussion, the OP mentioned humidity

Primarily because humidity is irrelevant. Humidity, in and of itself, is not the issue. Humidity does NOT cause condensation. Temperature difference causes condensation. Condensation is the concern, not humidity, regardless of how the OP, or B&H, or anyone else characterizes the question. Your camera, or any camera for that matter, will function just fine in 100% humidity. No condensation, no water, no damage, until you subject it to a temperature change.

Ever notice your beer bottle doesn't sweat until after you take it out of the fridge? Same principle applies.


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Nov 10, 2013 13:18 |  #15

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16439509 (external link)
I use a gun safe

Explains a lot of things, that does.




  
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