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Can lenses be damaged by rapid temperature and/or humidity changes?

There are several separate issues involved with your question. Let's look at each in turn. Sudden temperature changes When materials are subjected to sudden temperature changes they can tolerate the ...
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Can lenses be damaged by rapid temperature and/or humidity changes?

I've lived in Canada for a long time now. And my Nikon lenses have always been fine going from a comfy 25 degrees to minus 40 in a matter of minutes. Apart from some lens misting which I need to wipe ...
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Can lenses be damaged by rapid temperature and/or humidity changes?

Changing environments, especially those that are as extreme the ones you describe, can damage your equipment for reasons you've already described within your question. Different materials react to ...
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Are typical camera bag materials enough for non weather sealed DSLR in 5 minutes of medium rain?

In my experience, most well-padded bags will hold dry in medium rain even for several hours. They will get soaked, but very, very slowly. The only source of immediate leaking could be the zippers. So ...
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Are there alternatives to the WP-G1000 silicone grease?

The Nikon grease can still be found; Ace Photo in VA says they have it in stock. But I'm fairly certain there is nothing particularly special about it. Fantasea O-ring grease would be a suitable ...
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How important is weather sealing for a winter trip?

Sometimes you just have to pay your money and take your chances. Some things to consider: The Fuji XT-2 has an ambient temperature operating rating of -10°C to +40°C. The Fuji XT-20 has an ...
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Can I use a weathersealed lens on a fungus-infected DSLR?

When a lens is specified as "weather sealed" it means that the lens will be somewhat resistant to external sources of things such as water and dust only when both the lens and camera are &...
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Are "weather sealed" gear tested or rated for their sealing?

Are "weather sealed" gear tested for how good their "weather sealing" is? AFAIK, cameras aren't tested and rated against some independent standard -- if they were, manufacturers would certainly ...
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Are typical camera bag materials enough for non weather sealed DSLR in 5 minutes of medium rain?

Definitely, the problem is mostly water that drips, and in practice water remains in the bag's fabric (or is absorbed by the padding). I even spilled about a glass of white wine(*) in my photo bag and ...
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How weather-resistant are Sigma Art lenses?

There is only one Sigma Art lens with is weatheproof and that is the Sigma A 12-24mm F/4 DG HSM. Many of the Sport series are weatherproof though. A clear filter will not help as there is no sealing ...
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Lumix GX9 build and weather seal quality as travel camera

I would carry one plastic bag with you. Because the camera is not weather sealed, obviously you aren't going to use it in the rain, right? Then, when it starts to rain, you just put the camera inside ...
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Can lenses be damaged by rapid temperature and/or humidity changes?

Your lens and camera do not go from 75F to 0F immediately due to the thermal inertia of the lens components and because air, in itself, is not a very good thermal conductor. Moreover, pro-lens ...
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Can you "environmentally-seal" any Fixed Zoom-Lens Camera?

Won't any fixed lens zoom be pumping air in and out as it expands and contracts, at least partially negating a major advantage of weather sealed FZ300? Yes they will negate weather sealing partially -...
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Weatherproof Long-Term Power for Camera

Most commercial 'outdoor' cameras with external power supplies are made to fit inside protective domes or other types of sealed enclosures to protect them from the elements. Many use protective ...
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How weather-proof is a Nikon D5300?

The most authentic information available for the D5300 is the official manual. Here is the link: http://download.nikonimglib.com/archive2/BTcII00t9KUv024jW9c13oRqeg68/D5300VRRM_(En)02.pdf ...
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How weather-proof is a Nikon D5300?

Not sure if it is or not but I took my D5300 up Snowdon while it was raining and hailing, camera got drenched but it is still in good condition
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How water-resistant are Nikon's weather sealed lenses?

Remember that a true weather sealing is stamped with a certification grade like IP 67. Unless you have this kind of statement, the "weather sealing" remains more or less a marketing argument saying "...
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How water-resistant are Nikon's weather sealed lenses?

I believe the answer to be simple. Nikon does not warranty their product if it is used in the rain. I have a few Nikon DSLRs and I love them. But, for rainy conditions, I purchased a Pentax K-50 ...
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Is the Canon 60D weather proof?

In my experience the combination 60D w/ EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is sealed to a great degree. My family went to Niagara falls during June 2017 and I used it for a tour of the falls from the Canadian side. ...
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