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Rain Photos - Wet Camera Photos/Stories
« on: October 30, 2011, 11:44:54 PM »
OK, so I keep seeing articles where the camera body and lens are photographed covered in water, and forum posts where people gush (pun intended) about how water proof thier DSLR is.  Maybe I'm the last person who puts thier camera into a nice waterproof camera bag when it starts to rain.   :)

So lets see some of these photos taken in the rain.  Seriously.  If you keep on shooting when it starts to rain, lets see some of those photos.


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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 10:28:56 AM »
I usually use my 7D + 100-400mm for shooting birds, but when the rain comes, I switch to the 70-200mm II with a TC and keep shooting.


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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 11:37:56 AM »
I don't have many photos, but I do have a video on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFwKh1e89us

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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 12:27:54 PM »
The 5D MkII tends to go back in the bag when the rain starts (although it has got wet a few times and the wet filters/lens elements are a bigger problem), but the 7D carries on, although I am a little wary. This was with a 300 f/2.8 with 1.4x extender.


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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 01:33:18 PM »
Got my 7D soaked in a pouring storm. Did two weird things: 1. Joystick wouldn't work for a few hours. 2. The auto-exposure went completely haywire. Even with the lens cap on, it thought the pitch black should be exposed at f22 ISO 100 SS 5000. Solution? Shot manual until I got home. Final solution: hair dryer into the mouth of the lensless camera. Dried out the exposure area, God answered my prayers for it, and all was well!

Will have to see if I can find any pictures...
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 02:17:05 PM »
Two summers ago, seemed every other wedding I shot, it rained.  The day I shot this outdoor wedding it absolutely poured, down poured in sheets all day long. Shot outdoors with an unprotected 5DII with 70-200mm f/2.8 IS attached for about 2.5 hours.  Camera did stop working after I took this shot and then proceeded to use a 40D backup.  It got wet between camera mount and lens, once it dried out at reception it was fine.

B/G were drenched by the time we got the the reception, I suggested that we go down to the dock at the location before going into reception and convinced them it would make a good picture. 

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 03:01:22 PM »

The picture is my main photo on my site www.macleanphoto.com (sorry not on flickr)
 
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 03:01:22 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011, 03:06:51 PM »
Just to clarify, this thread is for photos taken in the rain? Not photos of wet kit? :D





These two were taken on a rather wet summer's day. Heavy showers kept coming, and I kept shooting with the 7D+100-400L unprotected. This was fine until I noticed the contrast in the viewfinder dropping. No problem I though, just a bit of condensation on the viewfinder. Wiped it and... didn't help. Oh dear. Looking closer, the 100-400L had a load of condensation in it. The tiger was one of the last photos I took of it before I gave up. Switching to another lens fixed the visibility, but the AF felt a bit off. Possibly there's condensation in camera too...

It happened again on another trip, when I decided to get the 70-300L as my wet weather kit. Also considered the 70-200 II but it didn't seem worth it for this application. So far the 70-300L has held off the rain. The 100-400L's weakness I think is its extending part of the body, when exposed and zoomed a lot it lets moisture in. Sealed lens mounts seem unnecessary to me as water ingress there has never been a problem. Just need the lens body to be sealed primarily.


Can't remember if I was using the 100-400 or 70-300L for this one. Was only lightest rain at the time and no bother to the kit.

Side note: On the 7D, I've also had the rear joystick play up if used in the rain a lot. Clears up after drying out.
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011, 03:56:21 AM »
Love the rain on the owl's left cheek there!

I have a few images shot in rain, the usual T1i + 120-300mm OS combo.  No problems there - I actually went out shooting that day because it was raining, and it paid off rather handsomely.  The T1i didn't get really wet because of how I used it (had a wide-brimmed hat for shooting, and I had the camera upside-down when not in shooting orientation because of the 120-300mm's handle/tripod mount orientation directly downward, and no rain seemed to get in the battery compartment, although it was dying down not long after I got there).  I'll have to go see if I can find something worth posting later on.

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011, 05:57:30 AM »
Last spring i went for a boar trip in tasmania. A huge wave crash on our boat. My 7d was soaking wet. I turn off the camera. Wipeout the water on the camera turn it on and amazingly nothing happen. Since then i trust my 7d to do anything in any weather :)

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2011, 06:44:52 AM »
at leuchars air show 2011 heavy downpour with my canon 60d and 70-200 f2.8 L is usm mk2

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2011, 12:07:30 PM »
Here is one of mine:

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2011, 09:03:52 PM »
I try to keep it dry but if you live in the Netherlands like I do, that's just wishful thinking.

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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2011, 03:53:34 AM »
Shot with strobe flash on a 7D to pick up falling raindrops.

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2011, 09:39:26 PM »
Just to clarify, this thread is for photos taken in the rain? Not photos of wet kit? :D

Yes, mostly.  My point is that people talk up the waterproof qualities of their gear, show photos of wet gear, and then show photos taken in nice sunny conditions.  Lets see the photos you took when you got your camera wet.  And tell us why you kept shooting.


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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2011, 09:39:26 PM »