Eos R5 hot shoe corrosion after one shooting in light rain

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Funny Valentine
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Re: Eos R5 hot shoe corrosion after one shooting in light rain

Quarkcharmed wrote:

Funny Valentine wrote:

BTW, weather sealing is only useful against dust. No DSLR or mirrorless camera or lens on the market is weather sealed against water, because of corrosion. If you want to do photography under the rain it's better to buy an underwater case for the camera and the lens.

My old 5DIV is not a DSLR then, since 2016 it survived multiple salt water splashes along with the lenses (all supposed to be weather-sealed). No visible damage, no corrosion in the hot shoe. However I was always wiping it with a wet clean cloth after exposing it to the seas.

Under the fresh water rain - it was there many times, no consequences.

Anecdotal single case reports are not representative. If humidity reaches the circuit board, then it's gg for the camera. Even condensation is not safe. I know someone who destroyed their weather sealed Fuji around a hot spring.

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