Shooting during the rain

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  1. darin3200

    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    I read an article by a PJ a while ago about how he was shooting a speech and it started to rain. So he put his nikon in his water-proof bag and shot the rest of it with a Leica MP.


    So how does this work? If rain or water got on the film that was going to be exposed would it produce different results?
     
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    I dont think its a question of the rains effect on the film, but rather its effect on the camera body. If it was a modern/electronicaly operated nikon then prerhaps its parts might not withstand what those of a mechanicaly operated Leica might.
     
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    That sounds about right to me. I suspect that my Fed 3 woiuld continue to operate in rain longer than, say, a Canon 30D. Or snow, for that matter.
     
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    The Leica MP is a 100% mechanical camera. If he'd been using a Nikon FM/FM2/FM2n, or a Pentax K1000 for that matter, he could have kept shooting too, but he probably had a fancy Nikon F5 or F6 (or probably digital, I guess). Water reaching the film is less of a concern than water reaching the electronic components, or getting in the lens.
     
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    you talking bout chris weeks?
    yeah, water on film wont hapen
    and if it does, youll se it on negs.
    And a leica will stand a little rain easily.
    so will your zorki and your yashika depending on how weel built they are
    and i usuallly am cool with my eos-1 getting a lil wet. just wipe it down every few shots. they are supposed to be weather proofed
     
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    No the article wasn't about chris weeks, although he's probably done that.
    Probably just takes the MP swimming too :lol:
    I've taken my eos-1 out in the rain and snow, doesn't seem to matter either
     
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    Most pro cameras are moister resistance. And have o-ring on the lenses and doors. Seem that they would be better in a light rain that an old unsealed camera.
     
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    You want a Nikonos for that. Older models go for under $50, even the most recent models go for under $300. Some lenses for underwater only, some for air only, some will do both. I have a Nikonos II with the standard 35mm lens (underwater and air). Sweet black metal styling; people often comment it looks like a James Bond camera. They're usually cheaper than 4 or 5 disposable, water proof cameras, and you get aperture and shutter control, and real lenses.
     

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