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    Leicas and rain

    Hey everyone. I'm wondering how well Leica RF cameras fare in rain/stormy conditions. Are they sealed, or do you need to take care in bad conditions?
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    They are not sealed. There's little in the way of electronics though, so they might still function alright in the rain. However, I would make sure it got cleaned out nice afterwards.

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    The focusing system would make it difficult to operate the RF under the rain. I once took pictures in the drizzle but drops got on the viewfinder making it hard to see anything. Had to wipe it constantly with tissues.
    Well, maybe I'll build a tiny umbrella for my M6.

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    Leicas in the rain?
    ... suddenly a million Leicaphiles screamed in terror and a few had heart attacks.
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    Heh, for all that they cost, you think they could at least seal the body...
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    Put your Nikon into a plastic bag. Screw a lenshood to the front through the plastic. Remove the plastic circle from the front of the lens, go have fun.
    Or buy a Nikonos, they're a lot less than Leicas and are sealed.

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    Meh, I always shoot my Nikon in pouring rain without a cover, it works fine

    I'm getting a Leica eventually, and I was just curious wether it was sealed, seeing as they were cameras for war photographers and used in all types of conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    I'm getting a Leica eventually, and I was just curious wether it was sealed, seeing as they were cameras for war photographers and used in all types of conditions.
    Do you still have an Oly Stylus P&S? That's the answer for your "Leica and rain" concern. I mean that P&S is water-proof.

    I've heard stories from photo journalists who shoot Leica exclusively in all kinds of weather conditions, and what they say is that the water gets inside their Leica bodies in the heavy rain/shower, but if you dry them later, they will work fine, etc.

    So don't worry too much. Just get a Leica and try!

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    ...That's why they didn't call them Rainfinders

    Seriously though, most cameras don't fair well in a downpour...even sealed weather proof cameras like the EOS1n came supplied with a special cover for the push buttons. The best way to look at it is the same as you "weather proof" "water resistant" watch...fine in a drizzle...but don't go in the shower...K
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    I read somewhere that the new MPs are sealed. Whether that means that the lenses might also be sealed: Don't know.

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