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Is anyone else happy to use their camera in the rain?

  1. paulw Aug 31, 2018

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    Both my cameras are considered 'splash proof' and I only have one lens that doesn't conform, so I'm usually quite happy to take my kit out when the weather is less than hospitable, but I've never had the nerve to change lenses in the rain!
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    Panasonic Lumix GX8 with Olympus 7-14mm Pro lens.
    Paul
     
  2. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Aug 31, 2018

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    The Pentax dSLRs I have, and some of the lenses, are perfectly fine out in the rain. But yeah, I have not changed lenses (easy enough to do, but get a drop on the lens and don't notice, and blow some photos)
     
  3. mancio Aug 31, 2018

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    Yes if they are watersealed or i cover them with a zipbag. Certainly my film cameras don't see the rain.......maybe my F3...
     
  4. ICONO Aug 31, 2018

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    If a film camera can deflect a snipers bullet…AND still function…it will certainly resist a little rain !

    Vietnam Photojournalist, Don McCullin’s Nikon F

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    Both my own Nikon F2a, & Leica M3 function absolutely perfectly, in precipitation
     
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  5. divetime Sep 6, 2018

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    Nikon D5 is nearly waterproof...
    attached two pictures from Fuji XT-1 in "cheap" Meikon aftermarket case

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  6. paulw Sep 6, 2018

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    Well you won't at all worried about the odd shower of rain then ;)
    Paul
     
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  7. vbrad26 Sep 6, 2018

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    Once upon a time I was into photography a little.
    And there were a few times my D7000 and I got stuck in the rain.
     
  8. Interstatetime Sep 7, 2018

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    Lots of the best motorsport pictures happen in the rain or just after a rain so if you want to get these pics you have to hang out with your cameras in the rain. I have rain covers for my Nikons and the long lenses but the inevitably get wet. I carry a towel if I know it is going to rain but if not, I just wipe them off when I get back to the media center and keep on shooting. I'd rather not get them wet but rarely have they quit working when I do.

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  9. Millenary Watches Dec 13, 2018

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    Sure! My camera is (allegedly) water-resistant so no problem to use it in the rain.:cool:
     
  10. fastfras Dec 21, 2018

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    ^^^^^ Wow, great picture! I often shoot in the wet, living in both British Columbia, Canada and Bogota, Colombia if you don't use your camera in a little rain you don't use the camera often.

    There's something special about pictures with raindrops on the subject, to me it adds to the depth.

    First post so... better add a wet watch pic. DSC_0492.jpg
    Bonus points if you guess the watch