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Nov 13 12 08:27 pm Link


SteamGirl Images

Posts: 114

Huntsville, Alabama, US

Jay2G Photography wrote: … YHyn53AeOk

Didn't even turn off the "beep" shooting feature.  What a rookie move.

Seriously though, to answer your question, NO, I would not do that to my D700.  But I did like the shots they got, so I don't mind them doing it to THEIR DSLR. :p

Nov 13 12 08:42 pm Link



Posts: 9317

New York, New York, US

if i could afford to....sure, wouldn't you?

Nov 13 12 08:43 pm Link


DG at studio47

Posts: 2365

East Ridge, Tennessee, US

according to this review []--that camera is "weather sealed " against dust and splashing, but not immersion. In the video, the photographer states that you would need to use a waterproof lens. Whether or not I would do that shoot with that camera would depend on what the manufacturer defined as "splashing". Because the video seemed to be a successful test on that occasion would not convince me. I would feel better if I got caught in the rain during a shoot, but I would NEVER intentionally place a camera in water, regardless. Doesn't really make sense to me.

Nov 13 12 08:44 pm Link



Posts: 2518

Brooklyn, New York, US

Depends how much Im getting paid

Nov 13 12 08:56 pm Link


R Michael Walker

Posts: 11987

Costa Mesa, California, US

A couple years back when PMA was still in Vegas Oly had a photographer shooting with studio strobes on a runway and they set off a sprinkler and the camera kept shooting. It was quite a downpour.

Nov 13 12 08:57 pm Link


Ralph Easy

Posts: 6426

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

All the time.

Because this is my camera when I am at the waterfall:
(it has an equivalent of 28mm wide angle zoom unlike other compacts that could only go to 35mm)
...and it's now on sale for less than $200!! borat


Nov 13 12 09:07 pm Link



Posts: 4596

Rochester, New York, US

No! sad

Nov 13 12 09:18 pm Link


Images by MR

Posts: 8886

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

What a remarkable location.... and yes I'd do that with my D7000 smile

Nov 13 12 09:33 pm Link


TA Craft Photography

Posts: 2883

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

I know when I have been shooting sports on location and the skys openned my gear has got this wet. I remmber once even having to stop to pour water out of the lens hood.


Nov 13 12 09:39 pm Link


Art Silva

Posts: 9719

Santa Barbara, California, US

It's a lot cheaper if they buy a GoPro, those dummies  tongue

Nov 13 12 09:41 pm Link


Michael Broughton

Posts: 2288

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

not without a decent rain cover.

Nov 13 12 09:44 pm Link


Backstreet Photography

Posts: 144

Salem, Oregon, US

I tend to treat my camera gear the way i would treat a lady: with respect/dignity.  For the correct amount of money, i'd baptize my camera though, and then buy the D4 Nikon ~~~ m'

Nov 13 12 09:44 pm Link


Good Egg Productions

Posts: 16710

Orlando, Florida, US

Art Silva Photography wrote:
It's a lot cheaper if they buy a GoPro, those dummies  tongue

Agreed. And with a Hero3, they could have filmed in 120fps and it would have been far more interesting.

Stupid to risk a $2000 rig when they could have used a $400 camera that is build to withstand the environment.

Nov 13 12 10:01 pm Link



Posts: 19351

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

It's about time Olympus started showing their waterproof cameras in action... it's just a few years too late.

About 7 or 8 years ago Olympus would demonstrate their waterproof DSLR (e3) at trade shows by shooting runway fashion llamas while pouring water all over the camera.  As a matter of fact, some of the water splashed on the guys stage microphone and shorted it out so we couldn't hear him speaking, but the camera kept on going.

Then they'd say "How do you clean an E3?  Just wash it off" again pouring water all over it.

If Olympus would have done similar demonstrations on TV and print ads, I have no doubt they'd still be a major contender in the DSLR market today, but their marketing sucks so very few consumers ever knew about it's ruggedness and waterproof build.

Nov 13 12 11:10 pm Link



Posts: 1754

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

i've been caught in some torrential rain on two occasions with the 5d and 70-200L, the first time especially  it probably copped as much as that waterfall was dishing out, it never missed a beat

Nov 13 12 11:53 pm Link


Thomas Sellberg

Posts: 140

Bloomington, Illinois, US

I got caught in the rain about a month ago with my T1i. I was shooting at a nature preserve and was a 2 miles or so from the car. Not much I could do but walk and shoot my way out. The thing still works great, I haven't had a problem with it since I got it 3 years ago. +25000 images and running strong.

Nov 14 12 12:32 am Link


sunn fotography

Posts: 278

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

if im rich enough to buy couple more 1dxs and L lenses . i dun mind doing that!

Nov 14 12 12:39 am Link


Lee Nutter

Posts: 160

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I have a 5D2 with L lenses, but have heard too many horror stories about the substandard weather sealing, so when I have to shoot in the rain (like I did the other day) I use my 40D (with L lens)

BUT, this is one of the reasons why I want an OM-D as a second camera. As well as the articulating screen and the size and weight (for travel).

Nov 14 12 02:39 am Link



Posts: 7721

Martin, Tennessee, US

Would I do this with my camera?  No

Someone else's?  Sure why not.

Nov 14 12 04:06 am Link



Posts: 3153

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

Sure, why not?

If your gear's sealed enough to take it.  I've had my D300s and 70-200mm f/2.8VR & 300mm f/4 AF-S out in pretty decent rain before now and it's never been a problem.  I've even fallen in a river with my D100 and it got a damn good splashing (although not submerged).

There's plenty of videos out there of the D7000 taking a lot more water than that too.

The only issue would be finding a monopod that could take that much weight dangling off the end of it (law of leverage n' all that).

Nov 14 12 04:12 am Link



Posts: 7721

Martin, Tennessee, US

Kaouthia wrote:
If your gear's sealed enough to take it.

Keyword in that statement is "IF". wink

My older 1D mark ii is "supposed" to be weather sealed.  I still have dust under the lcd display though.

I'll dunk your camera when ever you need it, and I'll keep mine in the bag..


Nov 14 12 04:24 am Link



Posts: 3153

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

PhillipM wrote:
Keyword in that statement is "IF". wink


To do it with equipment that's about as watertight as a colander is just dumb. smile

Nov 14 12 04:28 am Link


Jay2G Photography

Posts: 2552

Carmel, Indiana, US

I own an OMD and did a photowalk in the rain about a month back. While standing in a group with my E-M5 hanging around my neck I noticed people looking at my camera getting soaked. Finally one woman to my left says " Aren't you worried about your camera getting ruined?"  I replied " Nope, it's weather sealed"  She then said " so is mine but I baby it"  and she pulled open her coat to show me a 7D  I just smiled and said. " well I've put my Olympus gear through some nasty stuff and the weather sealing has never failed. So I trust it."

Nov 14 12 05:05 am Link


GM Photography

Posts: 6293

Olympia, Washington, US

I've had my e-3 out in some pretty heavy rain with no issues, if a shoot called for me standing in a waterfall, I wouldn't have any concerns about doing it (at least as far as my gear goes).

Nov 14 12 05:13 am Link



Posts: 9424

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Think I got lucky that day.

Got the 60D out of the way right before getting soaked.

Nov 16 12 01:39 am Link