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Jopa

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LR article about Sony water resistance
« on: November 01, 2017, 02:43:32 PM »
Interesting read as usually.
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/10/about-getting-your-camera-wet-teardown-of-a-salty-sony-a7sii/

"This is an easy water access because the foam seal doesn’t go all the way around the door (it stops where the forceps are pointing)."

"But this ‘weather resistant’ camera has absolutely no weather resistance on the bottom."

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Q: Lets come at this from a different angle. Which high rental cameras have you NOT, seen water damage from? I have heard of people washing salt water off their Canon 1DX with a hose. How do the top of line Canons and Nikons hold up?

A - Roger: I don't remember seeing a D5 or 1Dx with obvious salt-water damage, but we rent far fewer of those, and I expect the rentals tend to be to more experienced photographers.

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LR article about Sony water resistance
« on: November 01, 2017, 02:43:32 PM »

James Larsen

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 10:18:57 PM »
The Canon/Nikon higher end bodies definitely seem to have a better build, and in my opinion are more rugged.
The Sony mirrorless bodies just look like it's easier for water to seep into the body...

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 06:30:14 AM »
That was always the case since I remember myself shooting a Sony camera. They make super high tech bodies but their "weather resistance" was always under a question. It's probably much easier for them to design a circuit board than a properly sealed body :)

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 06:42:03 AM »


That was always the case since I remember myself shooting a Sony camera. They make super high tech bodies but their "weather resistance" was always under a question. It's probably much easier for them to design a circuit board than a properly sealed body :)

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 06:54:37 AM »


That was always the case since I remember myself shooting a Sony camera. They make super high tech bodies but their "weather resistance" was always under a question. It's probably much easier for them to design a circuit board than a properly sealed body :)

Nah! That's not a Sony bag, is it?
A real Sony bag would not have anything so sensible and low-tech as press-studs. It would have fancy electronic locks and switches, with a menu-driven interface explaining how you can apply different levels of locking and sealing according to the depth of water it will be in or the  amount of rain falling.
Then to protect those electronic components from the water you can buy a bag.......oh, wait......

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 07:00:53 AM »


That was always the case since I remember myself shooting a Sony camera. They make super high tech bodies but their "weather resistance" was always under a question. It's probably much easier for them to design a circuit board than a properly sealed body :)

Nah! That's not a Sony bag, is it?
A real Sony bag would not have anything so sensible and low-tech as press-studs. It would have fancy electronic locks and switches, with a menu-driven interface explaining how you can apply different levels of locking and sealing according to the depth of water it will be in or the  amount of rain falling.
Then to protect those electronic components from the water you can buy a bag.......oh, wait......

LOL

No IBIS (in-bag image stabilization) - no deal!

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 09:28:30 AM »
Apparently Sony weather sealing is meant to keep the water in......
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SecureGSM

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 09:40:03 AM »
yes, that is what the blue bag is for: to protect your camera bag and Canon gear from water dripping out of leaky SONY body. another good idea is to wrap that leaky SONY camera body in a disposable diaper. the stuff is available from your local service station. very convenient.  :D

 
Apparently Sony weather sealing is meant to keep the water in......

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 11:31:38 AM »
yes, that is what the blue bag is for: to protect your camera bag and Canon gear from water dripping out of leaky SONY body. another good idea is to wrap that leaky SONY camera body in a disposable diaper. the stuff is available from your local service station. very convenient.  :D

 
Apparently Sony weather sealing is meant to keep the water in......

LOL that's a rough joke :) Imagine amount of $hitstorm if you post it on a Sony forum :)

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Re: LR article about Sony water resistance
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 11:47:02 AM »
maybe use a jumbo sized diaper then? The purpose of a diaper is to absorb stuff. right?  :P


yes, that is what the blue bag is for: to protect your camera bag and Canon gear from water dripping out of leaky SONY body. another good idea is to wrap that leaky SONY camera body in a disposable diaper. the stuff is available from your local service station. very convenient.  :D

LOL that's a rough joke :) Imagine amount of $hitstorm if you post it on a Sony forum :)
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 11:47:02 AM »