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stevelink3   US  Registered since 20th Apr 2013 Mon 22-Jul-13 03:27 AM
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"Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR..."



Greetings fellow Nikonians.
I may be going to Portland, Oregon in the Fall, and was wondering if anyone had any moisture/humidity issues shooting there with a D5200 and Nikkor 16-85. I don't plan on shooting in torrential rain, but I understand it can get cold and rainy up there, and was wondering if I needed to worry about the above gear, if a ziplock bag would suffice, OR contemplate upgrading to, say, a D7100 with an f/2.8 Nikkor for better sealing?
Thank you,
Steve

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Reply message RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR... MauiKane Gold Member
22nd Jul 2013
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Reply message RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR... stevelink3
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Reply message RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR... JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.
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Reply message RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR... MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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Reply message RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR... blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas
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Reply message RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR... stevelink3
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MauiKane Gold Member  US  Nikonian since 31st Mar 2013 Mon 22-Jul-13 03:52 AM
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#1. "RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR..."
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Steve, how late in Fall are you going? We lived 15 yrs there -- usually pretty nice weather until early November. It doesn't often rain real hard, more of a slow drizzle over extended periods (of course, there are exceptions). I don't know what kind of weather seal the D5200 has -- I can only speak to expected weather. Too often my experience was nice weather Mo-Thu, then starting to get somewhat worse weather Friday afternoon. Aaargh!
Tom

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stevelink3   US  Registered since 20th Apr 2013 Tue 23-Jul-13 01:09 AM
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>Steve, how late in Fall are you going? We lived 15 yrs
>there -- usually pretty nice weather until early November. It
>doesn't often rain real hard, more of a slow drizzle over
>extended periods (of course, there are exceptions). I don't
>know what kind of weather seal the D5200 has -- I can only
>speak to expected weather. Too often my experience was nice
>weather Mo-Thu, then starting to get somewhat worse weather
>Friday afternoon. Aaargh!
>Tom

Hi Tom. If I go, it would be early October (the 6th) for the Portland Marathon! Of course, it's on a Sunday morning...EARLY morning!

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Mon 22-Jul-13 04:28 AM
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#2. "RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR..."
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As a Seattle transplant, I just tend to put the camera in a rain coat of some sort if I am wearing a raincoat.
Dry your equipment off at the end of the day before you go to bed.
Maybe toss some silica gel packets into your camera bag for the night.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Mon 22-Jul-13 05:21 AM
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#3. "RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR..."
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Hi Steve,

Get a rain cover for your D5200.
Consider it cheap insurance.
They are available in a wide range of prices and levels of protection from single use disposables to Think Tank Hydrophobias and Aqua Tech Sports Covers.
I won't even use my D3 series bodies in the rain (even in light rain or a drizzle) without a rain cover. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas   Richmond, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004 Mon 22-Jul-13 01:34 PM
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#4. "RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR..."
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Don't worry about it. Thousands and thousands of cameras live in the Pacific Northwest and have no protection at all. If you're going to shoot in the rain, my advice is the same as Marty's: a rain cover is far more effective than a "better" camera.

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Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member

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stevelink3   US  Registered since 20th Apr 2013 Tue 23-Jul-13 01:07 AM
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#5. "RE: Shooting the D5200 and Nikkor 16-85 in Portland, OR..."
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Excellent advice, All, and thank you!! I shall investigate the "raincoat" option for my gear, as I do tend to "baby" it.
As for my thought of upgrading to the D7100, perhaps I was just looking for some rationalization other than a severe case of G.A.S.!;-^
Thanks again,
Steve

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