Weather sealing user’s expectations

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Bob Corson
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Re: Precision in cold weather
In reply to leopold, 8 months ago

leopold wrote:

Well for shooting in really cold weather you don't need a DA* or WR lens, cold doesn't affect lenses much from my experience. I've been shooting in quite cold temperatures for a long time now and have used lenses ranging from Takumar (M42), plastic lenses like my Canon 15-85mm and up to my WR and DA* lenses and they all performed very well.

Sure when it's snowing i prefer to use a WR or DA* lens and found now difference in the field between the 2 types of weather sealing degree.

I too have been shooting in cold climate virtually all my life and like you say going hot to cold is not the real issue from a moisture perspective but the other way around certainly can be. I have only had A weather sealed camera for just over a year and shot many pictures in cold temps and NEVER had a problem, Just be careful when you go in and keep the camera in a closed bag until it warms up and don't open it up or change lenses until it has thoroughly acclimatized and you will be fine with or without a WR lens. Putting some dessicant bags in with it is always a good plan.

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