« on: August 01, 2014, 01:46:21 AM »
Please canon, charge me the additional $50 for comparable weather sealing!
They want you to charge *$5000* more for a 1d camera body :-p ... but still thanks to the competition, the 6d exists at all. Let's hope they continue to pressure Canon to do less crippling. On the other hand, why would they? Broken cameras due to humidity will earn Canon more $$$ due to "upgrade sales by planned obsolescence" than they loose from some free servicing under warranty.
But I admit the lack of proper sealing is on my short list of "Top Canon Annoyances", offering a $1600+ camera lacking some rubber rings is plain annoying, the same as not selling sealed ef-s lenses at all no matter the lens' price
If any piece of electronics gets wet, don't seal it in a bag because that will keep the moisture in and worsen the problem. It's much better to find some shelter and let the camera dry out in circulating air.
Good idea, but in this case I was really caught outside by the thunderstorm, had only my water-proof bicycle bags with me and there was no shelter in sight ... I hope it won't happen again, at least I'll be quicker to stuff my camera away next time.