How weatherproof is the F5?

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  1. Markok765

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    Hey guys, just wondering how weatherproof the F5 is. Are all the buttons sealed with O rings? How about the dials to change the shutter speed or aperture? How about the film rewind knob?
     
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    I think you are ok for the odd drizzle but that's about it.
     
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    So no heavy downpours? I used to shoot in heavy rain with my pentax spotmatic which isn't sealed really.
     
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    In a truly heavy downpour i'd want something like a Nikonos. They are designed to be wet. Most cameras are not.
     
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    Yeah, but the nikon is supposed to be sealed against moderate to heavy weather, right?
     
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    Marko, I don't know how well the camera is sealed, but to be on the safe side you can wrap it in a plastic bag to be sure. Either get a bag big enough for the camera and your hands, or just big enough for the camera. Add a couple of rubber bands for the lens and eyepiece and instant waterproofing!
     
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    I have 2 or 3 olé beaters that I use in wet weather.Get yourself one and park that F5 at home when the weathers bad.Hate to see it get fried.