weathproof cameras and lenses?

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  1. dantambok

    dantambok TPF Noob!

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    I have a canon 7D, a 580ex II and I`m buying a canon 100mm 2.8L IS USM macro lens. I`ve read that they are weatherproof and I just want to know how weatherproof they really are?:mrgreen:
     
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    I'm not quite sure how weather proof they really are but i do know that they make rainsleeves that work beautifully
     
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    It depends on what you mean by 'weatherproof'.

    The 7D is not waterproof, it is weather-resistant. The same goes for the lenses.
    If you are looking for a waterproof camera, you may need to buy a housing for it.

    What kind of element do you plan on shooting in?

    I have had my camera out in the rain and snow. I am careful, but both the lens and camera were pretty wet.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You could try throwing it in a pond and turning it every few minutes to see if it works ;)
     
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    Where did you read they are 'weatherproof'?
    It sure wasn't a Canon web site. ;)
     
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    oh sorry.. i just meant it was "weather-sealed" :lmao:
     
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    Keith
    Take another look, I took the wording right off the site.;)
     

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