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09-16-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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Using non WR lenses on WR bodies?

Do you guys shoot in the rain with non-WR lenses on WR bodies? If so, don't you worry about your lenses getting wet? How do you manage to conceal your lenses from getting too wet if you add something to your non WR lenses.

09-16-2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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I've seen ads on eBay for SLR waterproof bags. Here's an example (I'm in no way affiliate with the seller - just something for your reference):

Waterproof Digital SLR Camera case bag Canon Nikon - eBay Other Bags, Bags, Cases, Straps, Photographic Accessories, Cameras. (end time 20-Sep-09 13:20:24 AEST)

I have experience with it. Perhaps others can comment on its effectiveness.
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I simply use a plastic bag over the lens. Before going out i tape it to the hood and use an elastic band close to the body to keep the barrel dry. But frankly it has to be important to shoot an unsealed lens in the rain. If it's a common thing, make the investment for at least a WR 18-55 or 50-200mm. Do it enough and you'll be replacing your old lenses anyway and possibly the body if rain gets into the mount.
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I just use common sense - keep the camera & lens in the bag or under my jacket when not actually shooting, cover the lens with my hand, my sleeve, or a plastic bag while I have it out, etc. Plus I don't use my most expensive lenses in the rain - my favorite for bad weather is the M28/2.8, which like all M lenses as far as I know contains no electronics whatsoever. The chances of enough rain entering the lens or via the lens mount to endanger the camera are greatly overstated by some. One time I spilled a full large glass of water right on the lens mount on coming back to my car after an afternoon of shooting in the rain. After quickly wiping it off, I removed the lens, and there was not a drop visible inside.

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Yes, but if I'm expecting rain, I try to make certain I have a DA * lens on the camera. I feel pretty safe with light rain and primes. I just wipe them down afterward. I feel like a non sealed zoom would be more likely to suck water inside.

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