timnosenzo wrote in post #6371393
I don't want to break anyone's heart here, but by looking at this picture on DPR, it seems as if the much coveted Nikon D700 weather sealing isn't much different than the 5D MKII'shttp://a.img-dpreview.com …ikond700/images/card2.jpg
Sure looks like foam to me. Either way, BOTH of these cameras can only offer a limited amount of weather sealing because neither of them have locking CF doors. They both have slide locking doors that really can only offer a small amount of pressure against the seals--probably OK for a small amount of water, but not something that will withstand driving rain.
i wasn't giddy about the lack of the word "weathersealed body" in the 5dmk2 specs, but after playing with my friend's supposedly weathersealed d700, i've realized that it's really not all that much better. the buttons on top and the edges are sealed, with DWR L lenses, the lens mount is sealed, and the 5dmk2 even has the 1dmk3 flash contact seal that mates with the 580exii which is something even nikon's weathersealed bodies/flashes don't offer. lastly, i've shot in the rain with my non-sealed 40d plenty of times and i'll be the first to say that if i was worried about the battery door on the BOTTOM of the camera taking in too much water, i either wouldn't be shooting or would be smart enough to put a rain cover on that thing.
so tell us petiot, how often is your camera out in torrential rainstorms upside down where foam seals are not sufficient and water would be pouring into your battery compartment? a week ago i was dismayed at the lack of full sealing too, but the more i think about it and look at competing models, the more i realize how much of a non-issue this is.
edit: m-bartelt beat me to the punch about it.