Rob Stewart wrote in post #8671665
I'm curious to know just how weather sealed my 1D III is when coupled to my 70-200 2.8 IS.
I shoot UK motorsport and so put up with dust, rain, cold, mud and snow in equal quantities, I usually use a rain cover when it gets above a drizzle but listening to people here - do I not need to bother - are we saying the rig mentioned above should be quite happy even in a downpour?
I've taken a 1.5L bottle of water and poured about 2/3 of it all over my gear to wash all the dust off it after an event. There was a guy with a 100-400 that came down next to me when it was all over giving me crap about how stupid I was for standing there. I just stood there letting him go on and on, when I started to douse it he started wigging out. I tell ya, it made the whole day worthwhile watching him come unhinged like he did. A friend of mine was shooting from another angle and told me afterwards he thought I was going to blast him in the teeth for trying to belittle me like that in front of about 200 people waiting to leave. When he saw me grab the water he figured out what I was up to.
aroundlsu wrote in post #8671746
If you are using factory batteries and your seals are good you should be fine. I have heard (but never saw firsthand) that some of the cheaper aftermarket batteries don't have seals. I have no idea if that is really true.
I was using a Lenmar when I did the above. I'm not advocating everyone do the same, but I've grown to have enough faith in them.