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Is the 600EX-RT waterproof

 
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Mar 07, 2014 14:34 |  #1

Its being raining here in Joburg for 3 weeks straight but I gotta go out and work.I've been caught out a few times out in a heavy drizzle running to the car with my gear cause I left my bag in the boot.

My 5d, 24-70 and 70-200 seems to be ok, though the 5d has developed some whitish marks on the grip part, which is either the eucerin cream I use or just acid rain. I'm gonna try and clean with some chemical guys dressing tomorrow.

I cant find any decent info on the flash though, its mostly off when it gets wet but I try and wipe it down asap. Has anybody any further info for me, or has had an issue with this flash in the rain or wet conditions. Do they make flash covers? or is it a non issue?




  
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Mar 07, 2014 14:36 |  #2

I would not be worried about rain effecting the flash; waterproof is another matter however, and I would not advise submerging it completely.


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Mar 07, 2014 14:40 |  #3

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #16741710 (external link)
I would not be worried about rain effecting the flash; waterproof is another matter however, and I would not advise submerging it completely.

Thanks, so its not in the same "waterproof" vein as L lenses or some bodies?




  
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Mar 07, 2014 14:40 as a reply to  @ Rocky Rhode's post |  #4

I believe the 600ex is weather sealed. Like the 5D and 1D cameras, and the L lenses. However I would not submerge it. :) I dropped my Canon 580EXII in a river while it was on and the weather sealing kept the water out. I think. I still put it in a bucket of rice just incase. I would not purposely take it out in a monsoon, however don't freakout if it gets a tad wet. Just whipe it down when you can. Although its always good to have a bag over the camera.

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Mar 07, 2014 14:43 |  #5

Did it work afterwards?

Was it on when It fell in?




  
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Mar 07, 2014 15:18 |  #6

FerozeK wrote in post #16741724 (external link)
Did it work afterwards?

Was it on when It fell in?

Yes it was on not sure if it was in sleep or not. I yanked it out of the water and dumped the batteries out of it. After sitting in the rice. I took off the foot to see up in it if there was any liquid residue. Then I noticed the silicone gel they had in the seams and I realized it was sealed. I don't think any water actually got into it. Maybe some in the control button not sure. It works fine now. It was the most nerve racking think putting batteries in it 4 days later and turning it on.


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Mar 07, 2014 16:48 |  #7

Using flash in the rain... If not desired, drops between flash and subject will bounce back light... Other than that, should be ok


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Mar 07, 2014 18:59 |  #8

Why not just get a camera raincoat?




  
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Mar 07, 2014 20:00 |  #9

Mine went into a waterfall. https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1333621


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Mar 08, 2014 01:28 |  #10

Thanks guys, you've put flashes through far worse than me, I should be just fine then....




  
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Mar 08, 2014 03:35 |  #11

It is seadled against dust and moisture, like L lenses.
It is NOT waterproof, but can take some heavy punishment :)


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Mar 10, 2014 05:57 as a reply to  @ NemethR's post |  #12

The sealing of a 600 EX-RT, when seen as a system together with a camera, is dependent on the flash being properly locked in the hot shoe, and that the camera has an edge around the hot shoe, for the seal to press against. Such an edge started to appear on Canon cameras from the introduction of the 1D mark III and 40D.


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