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12-14-2011, 09:52 AM   #16
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In a light drizzle I don't have any problem using my primes but if the weather is really bad I use my DA*16-50mm.

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I use a Tamrac Extreme half-moon case, which takes all my primes at once. Its pretty waterproof. And if I am walking, then I use a roll up bag liner in a 25L day sack, so that I can dump camera in there if its really pouring with rain. If its really pouring, you arent really missing anything by not being able to take a photo.
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I use rainsleev , though mainly with zoom it equally applies to prime.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoojammyflip Quote
If its really pouring, you arent really missing anything by not being able to take a photo.
I beg to differ.




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12-18-2011, 03:18 PM   #20
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As noted above WR is not the same as waterproof. Expose your camera or lens to rain or splash long enough or under pressure and it will seep through. That being said, I regularly use my K10D here in the very moist Pacific NW of N. America in all weather despite the fact that I do not own a single WR lens.

It was also noted above that historically, most cameras and lenses offered NO protection against incidental splash except for good design. Most legacy lenses do an admirable job of resisting moisture intrusion. Legacy cameras not quite so good. Still, though, a good number of us have been shooting in wet conditions for 40+ years.

The solution is and was to protect the camera from direct exposure. Traditionally this was done with a "camera poncho" (when on tripod) or an assistant with an umbrella. A large zip-lock bag with an opening cut for the lens hood is another option. A poncho for both camera and photographer is a good solution. A broad-brimmed hat can be pressed into service as well while actually making the shot.


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Here's another vote for either a camera sleeve or a zip-loc bag. But for those who'd like the extra insurance of WR - but with optics at least a bit better than the 18-55, how about the 18-135? Does anyone have foul-weather experience with this lens?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Biro Quote
Here's another vote for either a camera sleeve or a zip-loc bag. But for those who'd like the extra insurance of WR - but with optics at least a bit better than the 18-55, how about the 18-135? Does anyone have foul-weather experience with this lens?
Don't forget the DA* are all the highest level of WR, and the best optics
so real replacement for the 18-55 is the 16-50 2.8
From a sealing standpoint I doubt the 18-135 is much different than the 18-55.
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Why folk don't keep a Tesco bag and an elasticband in their camera bag is a mystery to me as they take up near-zero space!

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QuoteOriginally posted by hoojammyflip Quote
If its really pouring, you arent really missing anything by not being able to take a photo.
Oh yeah?





I wish it rained here more often.
So many more idea's too explore......
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On my trip in Paris I used an umbrella

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QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
Oh yeah?





I wish it rained here more often.
So many more idea's too explore......
isnt 2nd shot from heavy rain game ?
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My point was that photos taken in the rain, over a distance, may result in a loss of sharpness due to the atmospheric effects. If sharpness is not a consideration, get a second do it all point and shoot camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Azzy Quote
isnt 2nd shot from heavy rain game ?
Its my shot, but it is inspired by thr game. The origami comes with the game. I shot it on my driveway.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoojammyflip Quote
My point was that photos taken in the rain, over a distance, may result in a loss of sharpness due to the atmospheric effects. If sharpness is not a consideration, get a second do it all point and shoot camera.
It's subtler than that -- differential sharpness!
Although the limited web format may not show it very well,
the black car in the foreground of the shot I posted,
and the individual raindrops falling in front of it,
are cleary delineated by the Nokton 58/1.4 I was using.
The "loss of sharpness due to the atmospheric effects"
that you mention applies to the green car in the background,
adding to the sense of depth.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveHolmes Quote
Why folk don't keep a Tesco bag and an elasticband in their camera bag is a mystery to me as they take up near-zero space!
Maybe they're Aldi customers!
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