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Oct 28, 2008 13:26 |  #1

I don't know a lot about the 1-series bodies and the exact methods canon uses to weather-proof their professional line equipment. I've read about something like an 0-ring where the lens and the body are joined. I've read that filters, such as in the case of the 16-35mm L zoom, are intended to complete a weather sealed system.

I recently purchased a bunch of professional grade filters to keep dust out from the front of my non-L lenses and for basic protection of my expensive L lenses. I shoot a lot outdoors, sometimes on the beach where sand is blowing about. I did a search and did not find anything on the topic - but couldn't I just apply a cut strip of gaffer tape where the lens attaches to improve the overall sealing of my camera? Has anybody tried this or attempted any other make-shift weather sealing?

Obviously if you're switching lenses this would not be very convenient. I have 2 bodies with a short-to-long zoom and a long-to-telephoto zoom so I really have no need to switch around with lenses.


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Oct 28, 2008 13:38 |  #2

I dont know much about Gaffer tape or its properties,i hear its use in a lot of electrical applications . But one thought that came to mind is. Tape is sticky on one side, if the tape so happened to peel a bit, that's like a magnet for sand to stick to, one touch with a finger could knock a lot of sand off on to the camera.... just my thoughts. Someone smarter then me when it comes to this will hopefully provide better insite.
Or you could try a product like this
http://www.ewa-marine.de/index.php?id​=6 (external link)
It does say rain cap or water jacket, but if it can keep a light rain out, it should keep dust and sand aswell.


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Oct 28, 2008 15:06 |  #3

Duct tape on a camera? Sounds like Red Green to me.


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Oct 28, 2008 15:25 |  #4

lol - duct tape can solve almost all of life's problems, I've learned.

a buddy of mine is, well, buddies with red green. :) (steve smith)


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