Is the E-5 rain proof ?

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
erichK
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That is what makes it a bargain!
In reply to CollBaxter, Jan 16, 2013

While the Nikon D4 and the top Canon (always find their nomeclature confusing) are likely even more robust and weatherproof, the Olympus E-x and the HG and SHG lenses have always offered a much cheaper alternative, that, time and again, has proved itself able to keep taking pictures even in the most extreme conditions...and more than that, even efter being  subjected to such idiocies as forgetting it on top of a tripod as a sleetstorm started. (In that case, it did need a new, charged battery, when I remembered it, almost a day later!)

It's good to hear the the OM-D, which I often use alongside it and as backup, can also handle the rough stuff, but I will try not to forget it outside.  After all, even Olympus says that it is not one of their "professional" models.

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