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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2013, 07:51:15 PM »
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If you're right, this is surely the first sighting of a "noob" using a $10,000 lens.


I doubt it... the price tag on the gear has little to do with an owner's level of expertise (or common sense), I'm afraid.

Granted, I too would have expected the 6D to hold up better than that.
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2013, 07:51:15 PM »

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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2013, 08:41:50 PM »
My 6d stood upto quite a few hours of rain before the rear buttons started malfunctioning, but it luckily never stopped working

I rice bowled it and after a day or so all seemed fine. Except one button at the back didn't recover. I took it to warranty with the, "I dunno?! This button won't work?" attitude and they replaced the rear board :D

I'm defo getting extended warranty.
At the time I read as much as I could find out about the 6d and didn't see anywhere any claim to its weatherproofness. Next time, i'll stay out in the rain but i'll wipe the water off the rear panel before it all builds up behind the buttons. I think the rear buttons aren't too water tight but the rest may be, dunno, shrug.

However, the 8-15 fisheye worked marvellously in the face of rain/seaspray. Not a single glitch.
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2013, 10:43:23 PM »
Memo to self buy a raincoat for my camera. I don't intend to be out in rain but on the law of averages I will get caught one day. I am also thinking that when the surf is running big and I get the chance of photos at the lighthouse a raincoat may be a good thing to use against accidental spray.
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2013, 11:07:10 PM »
Memo to self buy a raincoat for my camera. I don't intend to be out in rain but on the law of averages I will get caught one day. I am also thinking that when the surf is running big and I get the chance of photos at the lighthouse a raincoat may be a good thing to use against accidental spray.

http://www.amazon.com/OP-TECH-USA-Rainsleeve-18-Inch/dp/B000PTFDYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374980790&sr=8-1&keywords=slr+rain+cover

I got this and I thought it was more than adequate for the price. 
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2013, 12:01:43 AM »
I used my 6D out in pretty heavy rain a few days ago. It was a spur of the moment shoot and I didn't have much with me so I pulled the old plastic bag trick. I covered up the camera and stuck my 24-105 out the front and it worked perfectly. It wasn't stylish by any means, but functionality is much more important.
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2013, 12:05:22 AM »
jdramirez, is that bag capable of going over a 6D with a 300 2.8 lens do you think?

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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2013, 12:08:01 AM »
Edit, a few hours later:

Well, the bowl of rice and a couple of hours in the dry sauna seem to have brought the body back to life thankfully.  I'm thinking that the 6D problems had something to do with the fact that it was hanging mostly from my shoulder with the rear buttons facing the rain where my 5D3 was mostly top up since they look like they should both share the same "weatherproofing" levels.


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Well, congrats on reviving it. I guess that says something about Canon's durability...to get drenched, then keep on ticking, is pretty nice.

Out of curiosity...is the 6D weather sealed? If so, is it supposed to be rated the same as the 5D III or 7D? I guess, at the very least, I would suspect some corners to be cut in order to support the built in WiFi and GPS. The nice heavy-duty magnesium frame needs to be adjusted a bit to allow large enough holes for those signals to get through...wonder if that may also impact weather sealability...
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2013, 12:08:01 AM »

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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2013, 12:50:52 AM »
Well, not only this site has it stated (http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/tech/report/2012/10/), as someone said, but we get this illustration found in this other site (http://imagesandcameras.com/canon-eos-6d-dslr-camera):



Where did they get this from, I dunno, but I beleive they got it from a Canon press release or something like that.

But the truth is that no camera is safe. Read this: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3371529
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2013, 12:51:46 AM »
"...my EF-S mount 2009 era 7D..."  ???
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2013, 02:19:36 AM »
Memo to self buy a raincoat for my camera. I don't intend to be out in rain but on the law of averages I will get caught one day. I am also thinking that when the surf is running big and I get the chance of photos at the lighthouse a raincoat may be a good thing to use against accidental spray.

http://www.amazon.com/OP-TECH-USA-Rainsleeve-18-Inch/dp/B000PTFDYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374980790&sr=8-1&keywords=slr+rain+cover

I got this and I thought it was more than adequate for the price.

Thank you for showing this I checked the postage and it is twice the cost of the covers so I will try to get something local but I have bookmarked Amazon it might mean I get something else sent at the same time and combine the cost.
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2013, 04:07:56 AM »
So the weather sealing on the 5D Mark III is not very good or dependable?  This makes Canon look even more silly that for less money Nikon released a camera with an extra 14MP, similar noise leves in RAW, better weather sealing but for less money.

Having said all that, I love my 5D Mark III to bits.

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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2013, 04:12:38 AM »
Thanks for the kind words neuroanatomist.  My EOS adapter solution index has grown quite a bit and includes the following lenses. 


EdMika Adapters July 25 2013 by Ontarian, on Flickr



I think it might even perhaps be time I update the Canonrumors article on the conversions.
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2013, 06:58:34 AM »
jdramirez, is that bag capable of going over a 6D with a 300 2.8 lens do you think?

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Yes, this will go over a 300 f2.8.

I will add that when I sold my 300 and bought a 500 f4, this rain sleeve was not longer big enough.  I ended up getting a Lens Coat Rain Jacket and absolutely love it!  Knowing what I know now I would have spent a little more back then and bought the lens coat for my 300.  It is so much nicer to use and if you are trying to protect a $4k lens then whats the difference between $6 and $100?

But yes, this op/tech will work just great on a 300 f2.8. :)

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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2013, 08:53:44 AM »
I feel greatly sorry for you. No matter how much you asked for it yourself it is always a sad thing you gear starts malfunctioning.

If it's okay with the OP I'dd like to ask you all for some advice in what to do in my own situation. I have a 5D Mark III which is currently in for repair by water damage. Canon has opened up the camera and found several spots where water has damaged multiple parts of the camera.. My problem however is not whether or not water has damaged my camera as canon have already sent me pictures of the internals of my camera. My problem is that this damage has happened over night where i was sleeping in a tent. The camera what functioning perfect when i went to sleep and not at all when i woke again. Therefor i suspect the camera to be damaged only by moisture and condensation, which i find to be less than satisfying.. Another thing to add is that my 5D Mark II was right next to it and it suffered no malfunctions.

I am very disappointed with this. And of course the bill that followed, which right now I'm refusing to pay...
I live in Denmark, if that is of interest for anyone. In Denmark the price for a 5D mark III is just about 4000$ and the cost of the repair is 2800$... Almost 3/4 of the price of a new one...

So if anyone can provide some help in any way i would be more than thankful also pictures like the one of the 6D's sealing would be nice to have. Thank you all in advance!
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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2013, 09:20:04 AM »
The 7D was rated as weatherproof (whatever that actually means).
The 6D is not.

No camera is weatherproof, and they are not marketed as such just like there is no bulletproof glass, just "resistant". Of course Canon has no problem with customers "misreading" their sealing diagrams and specs. If you want affordable real bad weather capability, ask Pentax :-\

This has been debated a lot, and my consequence is that only 1d camera bodies are meant for shooting in the rain, for everything else you have to be more or less lucky. With my 60d (~6d sealing it seems to me) I avoid water that directly hits the sealing points, i.e. I only shoot in snow or very light rain for short periods of time and remove water on my camera while shooting and afterwards with a towel.

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Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2013, 09:20:04 AM »