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Old Feb 24, 2010, 3:41 PM   #1
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Default How weatherproof is Canon 500d?

With all the rainy and bad weather that the UK is experiencing at the moment I was wondering how weatherproof is the Canon 500d? I know its not fully submersible (only the most expensive cameras are right?) but are the card flaps and battery covers weatherproof? I know the 40d has rubber around these areas and the Hot shoe.
If it is weatherproof what sort of conditions are we talking about before I have to get a bag?
Also does the 550d have any weatherproofing?

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Old Feb 24, 2010, 3:45 PM   #2
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As far as I know neither is weather proof (500 or 550D) so I would keep it as dry as possible. A few drops shouldn't hurt if you grab it out to capture a shot but I wouldn't shoot for any long period in rain just in case.
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Oh ok
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Also it is not only the body but the lens too. So even with my 1DmkIII what is weather sealed if I don't use the right lens then there will still be water ingress (hmmm what a big word for almost midnight LOL)
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You can always get a weather bag for the camera, they are about 40-50 dollars. If it is a real concern and to keep things on the safe side.
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Also it is not only the body but the lens too. So even with my 1DmkIII what is weather sealed if I don't use the right lens then there will still be water ingress (hmmm what a big word for almost midnight LOL)
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