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6D weathersealing cant be this bad?

 
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Jun 17, 2014 14:43 |  #1

Hi, yesterday I was photographing birds at my swamp hide. Everything was normal until my breathing condenced on the back of my camera. Not very much but it was damp.
Anyways, I was trying to change AF point and when I pressed left arrow, camera jumped into menu and started scrolling it though like crazy.

I pulled battery out, tried again and same thing continued after pressing left arrow. I was able to shoot normaly, but couldnt change anything with left arrow.

When I came out of the hide, went home and tried again. No sign of the problem.
Could this be manufacturing error? Like a faulty sealing or something?


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Jun 17, 2014 15:02 |  #2

Where did the moisture get in? The 6D's rear control wheel is not sealed at the "set" button unlike the 5DIII or 7D, so it makes sense that the D-pad was malfunctioning if moisture did indeed get in the back.
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Jun 17, 2014 15:26 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #3

I shot under some heavy rain fall out in Tokyo. I wanted to test the waters and see how good the weather sealing is on the 6D. Plenty of water got through the rear control wheel and affected the circuits. It turned my playback button into live-view. Every thing switched up and the menu screen was jumping all over. Luckily my trusty 24-105L held up very well. It took a few days until all the moisture dried out internally and everything functioned normally. I think I learned my lesson. Now I know.


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Jun 17, 2014 15:33 |  #4

the 6D is not the body whose limits in weather sealing i would want to test. Ive used mine in humid condition and it was fine, but anytime water is present, I use one of those rain sleeves from Optech.


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Jun 17, 2014 15:45 |  #5

Mine got wet shooting in a light rain in Pompeii and Naples and was just fine. Sometimes it's just bad luck. I've heard stories of 7D's malfunctioning because the person using it was sweating at the time even with decent weather sealing.


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Jun 17, 2014 16:32 |  #6

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I think I learned my lesson. Now I know.

I should hope so! My weather sealing story is shortly after I bought my *new at the time* 5DC. I was in a hot and humid aircraft carrier sweating bullets while shooting. First the LCD started acting up, then indicators going all over the place. I sent it to Canon for repairs, and found they accessed water damage. I couldn't talk with the tech in charge of fixing my camera, but the rep asked if I dunked the camera in water, or could have lens cleaning fluid been dropped on it? I said no, but had no alternative to pay the $800 bill and ask for all original parts back. When the camera and parts came back, I saw it was a circuit board and connected parts that were replaced. On the circuitboard was just a small spot of corrosion. Assume it was just one bead of sweat that was able to get in there (and being salt water, corroded the board while it was drying). So in short, it's not good to get any camera wet...and if you do, don't let it be sweat!!:D


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Jun 24, 2014 14:29 |  #7

Set button thingy aint weathesealed? That was new to me. It is strange because Ive been shooting in heavy rain, even in thunderstorm without any problems.


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Jun 24, 2014 14:33 as a reply to  @ Photo123abc's post |  #8

Where water travels depends greatly on how a person holds their camera. It is very possible that the same camera model in the hands of 5 different people in the same rain would yield a wide range of issues, or none at all, simply due to how the cameras were held or strapped. I personally use a handstrap, and thus, if I had a 6D with a handstrap, my hand would shield the set button quite a bit from the rain. A 6D dangling downwards on a neckstrap could very easily have rain pool up around and under the dial.


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Jun 24, 2014 16:46 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #9

The joystick on my 40D once did the same, after being exposed to a heavy thunderstorm in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Some drying in the hotel room cured it, and it worked fine ever since.


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Jun 24, 2014 17:13 |  #10

I think there would be a difference if it was raining and you continued to shoot and press buttons or you stopped everything and didn't press any buttons.


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Jun 24, 2014 22:01 |  #11

patrick023 wrote in post #16977736 (external link)
Mine got wet shooting in a light rain in Pompeii and Naples and was just fine. Sometimes it's just bad luck. I've heard stories of 7D's malfunctioning because the person using it was sweating at the time even with decent weather sealing.

This.

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Where water travels depends greatly on how a person holds their camera. It is very possible that the same camera model in the hands of 5 different people in the same rain would yield a wide range of issues, or none at all, simply due to how the cameras were held or strapped. I personally use a handstrap, and thus, if I had a 6D with a handstrap, my hand would shield the set button quite a bit from the rain. A 6D dangling downwards on a neckstrap could very easily have rain pool up around and under the dial.

And this.

I used my T2i in heavy wet snowfall with a Sigma 18-50/2.8-4.5 for over an hour, to the point where when I got in the car there was some frost on the thing. The LCD stopped coming on after about a half hour of shooting, but it was working fine so I kept shooting. After it heated back up for a few minutes in the car it started working perfectly again, the only problem I had with it after that was an intermittent issue with the pop-up flash in which it wouldn't pop up on it's own.

I have a tendency to hang my camera on my neck with the LCD facing down when I'm looking for a shot. During that day though I did keep my left hand over the back of the camera to try to keep it as dry as possible and I also kept using my lens pen brush to brush off the snow when it started building up on the camera, but as I said, it was still totally wet when I was done shooting.


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Jun 25, 2014 02:57 |  #12

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16992747 (external link)
This.

And this.

I used my T2i in heavy wet snowfall with a Sigma 18-50/2.8-4.5 for over an hour, to the point where when I got in the car there was some frost on the thing. The LCD stopped coming on after about a half hour of shooting, but it was working fine so I kept shooting. After it heated back up for a few minutes in the car it started working perfectly again, the only problem I had with it after that was an intermittent issue with the pop-up flash in which it wouldn't pop up on it's own.

I have a tendency to hang my camera on my neck with the LCD facing down when I'm looking for a shot. During that day though I did keep my left hand over the back of the camera to try to keep it as dry as possible and I also kept using my lens pen brush to brush off the snow when it started building up on the camera, but as I said, it was still totally wet when I was done shooting.

I like stories like this when using my camera out in the rain. I'll take my shirt off and shield it but I like the people who test it's full durability. And I love the manual lenses. My roommate has a few m42 that I bought an adapter for. Loving it so far.


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