Rain and your camera

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  1. hdukphotographs

    hdukphotographs TPF Noob!

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    Can rain damage your camera if you have the lens protected.
    I watched yesterday as people walked around with their cameras hanging from their necks with no protection from the rain.
     
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    Of course it can. Few cameras are considered water resistant, none are 'waterproof'.

    Water will invade any place it can. Cameras not only have delicate mechanical parts that can corrode, but there are dozens of electrical pathways and connections.

    There are several covers and protection cases available for bad weather shooting. It is the old story of ...."an ounce of prevention".
     
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    ^ Agreed, All though there are some all weather cameras that one need not worry about a "little rain"- And olympus does manufacture (so does pentax) "waterproof" cameras that have been spec'd for underwater shooting (minimal distances).

    Unless they had one of those cameras, or walking around with a camera with housing (which im sure they wern't) then yes, it can damage the camera.
     
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    I always cover the camera the with a plastic bag when start to rain. Let the filter outside and take your pictures. I never had a problem...
    Parasol can help too.
     

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