Weathersealing question.

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  1. Ant

    Ant TPF Noob!

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    Following the leak of the upcoming Nikon D200 it has been said that this camera will be weathersealed. This makes it a very attractive upgrade from my D70 for me, as I've missed a few shots due to inclement weather and not wanting to get my camera wet.

    However, one thing puzzles me: Whilst buying lenses I've not seen any mention of weathersealing on them or not, and just a quick look at my lenses would lead me to believe that they aren't. So what's the point of a weathersealed camera if the lenses aren't? Or am I missing something here?
     
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    I figured that the idea would be that you'd have to buy new weathersealed lenses too?
    Good question.
     
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    I suspect that Nikon, like Canon, has a limited selection of weathersealed lenses and you'll have to use one (or more!) of those to obtain a weathersealed camera system.
     
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    I use a plastic bag over the lens and camera with a UV filter sticking out of a hole in the bag. A rubber band around the end of the lens helps keep the moisture out of that end. Even with this protection, I welcome the D1X's weather sealing to help protect my investment. In high humidity or light sprinkles I don't bother with the bag and use my body to shield the camera. Never had any issues with any of my Nikon's using these techniques.
     

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