Is the Nikon F6 somewhat weather resistant. Can I use it in the rain?
#1. "RE: Nikon F6" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberWed 18-Aug-10 05:04 PM
Not wanting to do so, I have used my F6 with MB-40 in the rain, with no rain cover.
I was also splashed once by a sea wave so I had to wash it first with tap water before drying it.
Socking wet, a good immediate and thorough dry up with a large microfiber cloth before bagging it made all of my concerns dissipate.
It seems to have plenty of weather proof gaskets all over the body.
I was using a pro lens at the time, that also had good gaskets.
I don't think it can withstand being submerged in water, but it can take a shower without major issues.
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#2. "RE: Nikon F6" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Fri 20-Aug-10 01:10 AM
If you know you're going to be in the wet, it's always wiser to shoot with a rain cover than to go without. But even my non-pro, "non-weather resistant" equipment (D100, FM2, FA, 18-35, 50/f1.8 Series E, 70-300 ED, as near as I can remember) has been in some pretty rugged weather without any issues. I don't recommend it, but if you get caught, it's probably not the end of the world. As JRP says, don't dunk it- that's been the end of several bodies amongst Nikonians recently.
Rain covers from AquaTech, ThinkTank and others are ***FAR*** less expensive than an F6 (or even a D40) so if you know you're going to be in the wet (or even suspect it), they seem to be a good investment.
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#4. "RE: Nikon F6" | In response to Reply # 0BushidoJS Nikonian since 21st Nov 2007Sun 22-Aug-10 02:31 PM
I have been caught in pretty good rain storms a couple times with mine, and without my Aquatech rain cover, with no problems. I have not been worried when this occurrec, but do prefer to use my rain cover - when I am better prepared.