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    Hi! all. I saw on some online sites they selling those DSLR tight body wrap. think the material is silicon or rubber. Is it meant to make it waterproof or at least splash proof from rain water? Cause was thinking of getting one for my canon eos 650D. If it really works the way i think it works, where can i buy it locally?

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    Nah. Water will just seep underneath.

    If you want a splashproof camera, then get a splashproof camera. In other words you should have done your research before buying a 650D
    Alpha

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    I wanted a dslr but after getting itv splashed with rain water, I'm a bit worried of it being damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolvie77 View Post
    I wanted a dslr but after getting itv splashed with rain water, I'm a bit worried of it being damaged.
    Then you could have gotten a weathersealed dslr.

    But cameras are not made of tofu. A little bit of rain won't matter unless it lands just nice on the buttons. ;-)
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    Please.. some rain water dont kill your camera...even if its not sealed. (in any case..even sealed doesnt mean it will be 100% ok)

    Dont worry so much. If it really does worry you. Then just go buy a camera that is being market as about to withstand water/tough condition. (If it make you feel better).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWmilkteaTW View Post
    Please.. some rain water dont kill your camera...even if its not sealed. (in any case..even sealed doesnt mean it will be 100% ok)

    Dont worry so much. If it really does worry you. Then just go buy a camera that is being market as about to withstand water/tough condition. (If it make you feel better).
    yes. can kill your pcb board.

    that's what happen to my old 5D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolvie77 View Post
    Hi! all. I saw on some online sites they selling those DSLR tight body wrap. think the material is silicon or rubber. Is it meant to make it waterproof or at least splash proof from rain water? Cause was thinking of getting one for my canon eos 650D. If it really works the way i think it works, where can i buy it locally?


    Something like this? Think about it, if there are cutouts for button access, how does that improve water proofing at all?

    For ad-hoc protection from rain, look into a rain sleeve/cover? Stash it in your camera bag.
    http://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Cover.../dp/B005UEMQJY
    http://www.amazon.com/OP-TECH-USA-Ra...pd_sim_sbs_p_1

    Real waterproofing (aka dive housing) will cost more than your camera
    Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4i

    At least until they bring Liquipel to DSLRs: https://www.liquipel.com/

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    Get a weather sealed camera like the Nikon or Pentax or Olympus DSLRs
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Get a weather sealed camera like the Nikon or Pentax or Olympus DSLRs
    Or sony or Canon (higher end)
    Alpha

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    I agree with the plastic bag solution..

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    shrinkwrap it before putting into the silicone/rubber thingy. For extra precaution, put the whole thing into a ziploc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post

    yes. can kill your pcb board.

    that's what happen to my old 5D.
    Agree. Slowly but surely.
    hi

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    For 'true' waterproofing... you'll need a dive housing... which will cost more than the camera you're using...

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