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DIY weather sealing of (canon) lenses - Anyone??

 
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Jan 21, 2011 17:32 |  #1

Has anyone done this or come across a tutorial to do this?

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Jan 21, 2011 17:32 |  #2

Just get a rain cover. Anything else is guess work.


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Jan 21, 2011 17:45 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #3

the DIY method i employ is getting a big L on my lenses




  
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Jan 21, 2011 17:48 |  #4

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Jan 21, 2011 18:06 |  #5

http://www.3m.com …_industrial/ind​tape/duct/ (external link)

Its Performance Plus too. L lenses are wimpy in comparison.


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Jan 21, 2011 20:21 |  #6
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Simple. Put a sandwich bag around the lens. Tape one end on the hood. Tape it on the middle of the lens. Put a rubber band near the mount area. You are ready go. Makes sure you body is weather sealed too. Otherwise, you will still get water inside.


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Jan 21, 2011 20:24 |  #7

Wrap it in a condom.


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Jan 21, 2011 20:44 |  #8

Sam6644 wrote in post #11688829 (external link)
Wrap it in a condom.

:D :lol:

and use KY to seal the front element


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Jan 21, 2011 23:58 |  #9

Some very innovative solutions!

BTW, tried and tested? Reviews?? :wink:




  
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Jan 22, 2011 08:54 |  #10

Sam6644 wrote in post #11688829 (external link)
Wrap it in a condom.

Funny enough i knew a guy who bought big bulk boxes of condoms to protect the wireless mic transmitters on stage from the actors sweat and such...Apparently it was the most economical and reliable solution..

Regardless, shopping bag and duct tape?


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Jan 22, 2011 09:49 |  #11

How about just not taking the lens outside? 100% protection!

Realistically, are you going to be shooting in a hurricane or a dust storm? If not, I wouldn't worry. A few raindrops or snowflakes won't kill your lens. That doesn't mean you can dunk the camera under water! Moderate weather isn't going to hurt anything.


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Jan 22, 2011 14:35 |  #12

KenjiS wrote in post #11691375 (external link)
Funny enough i knew a guy who bought big bulk boxes of condoms to protect the wireless mic transmitters on stage from the actors sweat and such...Apparently it was the most economical and reliable solution..

I hear that's 99.9% effective ;)


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Jan 22, 2011 14:52 |  #13

LowriderS10 wrote in post #11693067 (external link)
I hear that's 99.9% effective ;)

Yup, once in a while one would break, and you would never know about it until about a month later, when somebody would smell sweat on the mic. :)


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Jan 22, 2011 17:20 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #14

Rain sealed and humility sealed are two different things.


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Jan 22, 2011 17:30 |  #15

Buy weather sealed lenses


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