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Aug 12, 2006 18:52 |  #1

I will go wakeboarding and want to bring my 30D and lenses on the boat. I know 30D is not waterproof and unfortunately, I don't have the rain/water cover for my toy. Do you think 30D and 70-200mm can handle water splash without rain cover?

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Aug 12, 2006 19:25 |  #2

If it is fresh water I would say yes, I would bring a towel to dry it off. I have had mine on a boat with no problems. Just be careful and try and keep it dry. You can even use a bread bag if you want to, to cover most of the lens. If it is salt water then I would say no way, salt will reeeeeeeek havic on the camera and lens. That is my 2 cents.  :p


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Aug 12, 2006 19:32 |  #3
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just be careful with it, and make sure its insured. I've taken my d30 and 10d (before upgrading to a weather sealed body) on boats, skiing, hiking in the rain etc, just be careful with it


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Aug 12, 2006 19:34 |  #4

I've got light spray on mine before and wiped it off straight away - got me a bit panicky though. A proper water splash I would not risk - even one droplet that works its way through a joint could totally kill your camera. Even a 1/1000 risk would not be worth it to me, others may differ though.


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Aug 13, 2006 00:36 |  #5

I've shot with my 10D and 20D in light rain and heavy snow, but I used a protective cover. I would at least use the ziplock bag trick for some added protection.

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Aug 13, 2006 12:32 as a reply to  @ Mark_Cohran's post |  #6

Thanks for all your comments.

Mark, the ziplock suggestion sounds good. Do you have any pictures showing your camera with ziplock?

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Aug 13, 2006 13:48 |  #7

Using some kind of protection is a very good idea, especially when using the camera near salt water. Just consider this. Since the 30D is not water sealed, even if the water doesn't do any damage to the camera, if any of it gets inside and dries, leaving residue or, worse, corroding a wire or component, you will have a very difficult time convincing Canon that any future problem you encounter with the camera was not the result of you wetting the camera. In other words, if you encounter any type of problem with the camera during it's warranty period, you may have a hard time getting Canon to fix it for you under warranty if they see that there's water residue inside the camera.


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Aug 13, 2006 14:01 |  #8

I personally wouldnt risk it. I work too dang hard for what I have and do not want it ruined over water...

I guess just be as careful as you can.


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Aug 13, 2006 14:11 |  #9

I wish I had a 1D series body for the sole reason of not having to worry over things like this. Oh well, I'm only 16. :(

If you are going to bring it, I reccomend using a trash bag/ziplock bag secured over your camera/lense with rubber bands.




  
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Aug 13, 2006 14:14 as a reply to  @ x2x3x4x5x's post |  #10

x2x3x4x5x wrote:
I wish I had a 1D series body for the sole reason of not having to worry over things like this. Oh well, I'm only 16. :(

If you are going to bring it, I reccomend using a trash bag/ziplock bag secured over your camera/lense with rubber bands.

Funny you should say that because a bunch of my friends and I have the 1DmkII cameras and we still use trash bags or rain covers over our gear to protect them from hard rain and especially sea sprays. ;)


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Aug 21, 2006 23:09 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #11

Okay, I went wakeboarding last weekend. I bought the biggest ziplock bag I could find in the store, make a hole at the tip of the bag, stuck the 70-200mm's hood in the hole, taped the bag to the hood and voala..... I saved $30 or more on camera rain cap.

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Ziplock bag worked fine.

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Aug 22, 2006 05:56 as a reply to  @ SOX 404's post |  #12

Im mad on wakeboarding photography also.... Im lucky though as my local lake has one of those drive cable systems which means you no exactly where a wake dude is gonna be... Just got my 30d today (been shooting on a 300d).. so hope to get some shots before the summer ends.

Share some of your pictures if you dont mind.

Here is a couple that I took on the 300d last week.


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Aug 22, 2006 07:36 |  #13

I use a large freezer bag, my 30d & small zoom fit just fine, on a rainey day when I need to be outside. When not in use , it stays in the bag,an it goes back in dry!
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