Mark B. wrote:
I've never felt the need to encase any of them in a permanent covering. Common sense & care is all that's required unless you're shooting in some really horrible conditions.
Sure, but . . .
Is it a need ? - no. Is it a nice to have? For me, yes. For all the common sense & care (not much of the former and the latter doesn't always work) I'd ask you to compare a five year camera which has been encase in silicon vs. one that has not.