OM-D E-M5 plus rain

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  • 07-27-2012, 04:55 PM
    SmartWombat
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    OM-D E-M5 plus rain
    Caught in a shower while out photographing wildlife at Pagham harbour and it still works just fine :)
    Withstood the rain better than I did, caught out with only a short sleeved shirt on :)
  • 07-28-2012, 10:51 AM
    Liz
    Re: OM-D E-M5 plus rain
    Thanks Paul! It's weathersealed - and it GREAT to know it really works!

    How about the lens?

    Liz
  • 07-28-2012, 12:42 PM
    SmartWombat
    Re: OM-D E-M5 plus rain
    No issues with the 10-50, that's sealed.
    The Panasonic 100-300 was fine too, I made a point not to zoom it in after using it at 300mm in the rain.
    That meant no water got inside the barrel. As soon as I got into the car I wiped it down with a towel.
    The lens then worked fine for 4 days after that in showers and blazing sun.
  • 07-28-2012, 12:57 PM
    Liz
    Re: OM-D E-M5 plus rain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SmartWombat View Post
    No issues with the 10-50, that's sealed.
    The Panasonic 100-300 was fine too, I made a point not to zoom it in after using it at 300mm in the rain.
    That meant no water got inside the barrel. As soon as I got into the car I wiped it down with a towel.
    The lens then worked fine for 4 days after that in showers and blazing sun.

    All good news! Does weather sealing actually mean that you can use the camera (frequently) in the rain and be assured it will be safe? I need a conversion - I'm not yet a "believer" unfortunately!

    My new laptop is scheduled for delivery Wednesday which is good news. It wasn't supposed to ship until July 30/31st. It's coming from China - I guess this is good news since Apple computers/tabs come from the same area. :D I ordered customize yourself from Costco - so have 90 days to be sure it's working!

    I will be happy to once again have access to photo software and the ability to view/edit, etc. the images from the EM5. I most likely will still use my Dell monitor for viewing, although I'm considering a nice (less-expensive) IPS monitor that has great reviews for viewing images.

    Liz
  • 07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
    SmartWombat
    Re: OM-D E-M5 plus rain
    I wouldn't immerse it, but I'm confident it is rain proof, and so is the 10-50.
    Next time we get a thunderstorm I'm not going out just to test it for you, OK ?
  • 07-29-2012, 04:12 PM
    Liz
    Re: OM-D E-M5 plus rain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SmartWombat View Post
    I wouldn't immerse it, but I'm confident it is rain proof, and so is the 10-50.
    Next time we get a thunderstorm I'm not going out just to test it for you, OK ?


    OK - got it! :D

    Liz
  • 07-30-2012, 08:45 AM
    Photo-John
    Re: OM-D E-M5 plus rain
    Liz - I even use non-weather sealed gear in the rain and I've never had a camera fail on my because of it. This stuff is all built better than most people think. So you shouldn't have to worry at all with a weather-sealed camera like the E-M5. If you search YouTube, there's a video of a guy dunking an Olympus E-5 in a hot springs in Iceland. If anything will ruin a camera, that will. I don't know if that camera continued working. But the fact that it worked at all after being dunked says a lot about Olympus's weather sealing :)