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Can I use a weathersealed lens on a fungus-infected DSLR?

I am contemplating buying a Sigma art 40 mm lens. The lens claims to have good weather-sealing (has a gasket on the rear element too). However, my DSLR might be infected by a fungus. I think this is ...
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Are typical camera bag materials enough for non weather sealed DSLR in 5 minutes of medium rain?

I have a non weather sealed DSLR (Canon 2000D) along with a bunch of non weather sealed lenses and other equipment. I am for obvious reasons not planning to use the camera outdoors in rain, snow or ...
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Lumix GX9 build and weather seal quality as travel camera

I am aware that Panasonic Lumix GX9 is not weather sealed. I would like to use it as travel camera, which means all possible weather factors, also sometimes thrown without cover in backpack hiking ...
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Can lenses be damaged by rapid temperature and/or humidity changes?

I live in South Dakota. So, I can go from 75°F (24°C) with moderate humidity (indoors) to 0°F (-18°C) and dry just by stepping outside. Can this damage my lenses? I especially want to know about ...
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Weatherproof Long-Term Power for Camera

Suppose that you want to take a long-term time-lapse of the passing the the seasons. The weather will most likely change over the period with periods of rain and snow. We already have a question ...
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How weather-resistant are Sigma Art lenses?

I have a Sigma 50mm EX lens and am looking at an 18-35mm ART lens. I also put high quality protective clear filters on all my lenses. They will be affixed to a Canon 6D. I am planning a trip to ...
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Can you “environmentally-seal” any Fixed Zoom-Lens Camera?

I am trying to decide between better zoom power and value of Panasonic Lumix FZ200, improvements offered by FZ300, and larger sensor / better image quality of F1000. Won't any fixed lens zoom be ...
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Are “weather sealed” gear tested or rated for their sealing? [duplicate]

Context So I've been looking around at camera bodies and gear and noticed the more expensive ones have "weather sealing". From posts like these, I understand how it is implemented. However unlike ...
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How weather-proof is a Nikon D5300?

A few days back, I went for a riverside shoot with my Nikon D5300. Unfortunately, moderate rain soon started. I noticed a few photographers, probably with professional grade cameras, were daring ...
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How weatherproof is an average modern lens? [duplicate]

I recently bought the Panasonic GH4, which is weather-sealed. I also got the 14-140mm lens that Panasonic makes for it (I believe it's the first version and they have a new version - mine is this one....
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How well will a nonweatherproof Canon Rebel DSLR hold up in the cold and snow?

I'm going to Prague for a week and I'll be all day out in the cold and in the snow. I have a Canon 600D and I just discovered that my camera is not weatherproof. Is it safe for my camera? At the hotel,...
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Is it better to get water-resistant camera bag for cycling, or upgrade to a weather-resistant camera?

I used to do a little photography a while back (when the 350D first came out) and I'm thinking of getting into it again to take the some landscape shots during my other hobby of cycling. With the ...
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How effective are the rear weather sealing rings on lenses?

I am kinda torn between buying a Sigma 18-35mm f1.8, Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 and Sigma 17-50 f2.8 for my D3100 and D7100 cameras. The reason for confusion is that the Nikkor one has a weather sealing ring ...
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weather sealing.. and dusty/sandy environments

I'm currently shopping around for a 35mm prime for a Nikon D800. Now, my best bets seems to be one of the following Nikon 35mm 1.4G Nikon 35mm 1.8G Sigma 35mm 1.4 Now, apperently the Nikon 1.8G has ...
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Is the Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens weather sealed?

I know most of the Canon L series lenses are weather sealed but is the Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens a good lens for shooting in the rain?
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What makes a camera 'weather sealed'?

What is the structural and mechanical differences between a weather sealed body and a non weather sealed body? Is weather sealing still effective if the lens isn't weather sealed?
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How to protect my D7100 on holiday / at sea?

I have a Nikon D7100 (which does seem to suggest it has weather proofing), the stock lens (18-105), and the 35mm DX f1.8G prime lens. All are transported in weather proof carry cases. I currently don'...
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What level of water/dust protection will a silicone case provide?

As far as I know, the entry level cameras (like EOS650D or D3200) do not have water/dust protection. Surfing the internet, I found that there are silicone cases exist for cameras. So, is it worth ...
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How thorough is the weather sealing on the Canon 50d?

I recently purchased a Canon 50d and I am curious about the extent of the weather sealing. When reading, I noticed that seals around the battery compartment and the memory card slot were mentioned. ...
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Cameras that can be used in the rain?

What cameras (DLSR & lenses, Mirrorless or P&S) can be used when its raining cats and dogs without any kind of special rainproof accessories to protect them?
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What are the differences between Pentax weather sealings - DA★, WR, AW?

Pentax has in current product line weather-sealed lenses with three different markings - DA★ on primes and fast zooms; WR on consumer zooms and 100mm macro; AW on some newer primes. What are the ...
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How water-resistant are Nikon's weather sealed lenses?

I'm thinking about buying a Nikon D7000 and I have found out that it's weather sealed (sealed to shoot in rain). So my questions are: Does it really work in heavy rain or is it only for a few water ...
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Is the Canon 60D weather proof?

Is the Canon 60D weather proof? I know it is not stated in the manual, but has anyone tried using it under light rain?