Well, last week, I was in the East Coast of the USA doing college tours with my daughter. Let me just say this, it was FREAKING RAINING ALOT!
We where outside doing tours and it was as if we where standing in the shower. I mean raining ALOT!
My camera was dangling on my side and was getting wet....I mean really really really wet. I took a total of 900 pics over 5 days and the camera got drenched. I did nothing to protect the camera. nothing.
every part of the camera was dripping wet, and water pooled everywhere...the eyepiece was like a pool at times with water filling the eye piece etc.
I changed lens between my 14-24 and 24-70 (granted I covered the camera for what as I did not want water inside!).
NOT A SINGLE ISSUE. All that happened to the camera was that it got a nice wash and looks brand new again!
100% satisfied with the "weatherized" aspect of the camera.
Thanks for sharing Kam, that's reassuring to know. I live in Virginia, and we really did get hammered with the rain last week. If you were in anything like that, that was just short of full submersion!!
Kam, One follow along question, which I know wasn't the point of your post, but without weather protection how did you keep water off the front of the lens when you were shooting, or did you only shoot indoors?
I tried my best NOT to shoot upwards! Most photos where taken outside in the rain. The lens cover/shade that comes with the 24/70 extends far enough where I didn't get any water on the front lens, the 14/24's cover (built in) does not extend as far so I kept the lens cap on and removed it when I was shooting.
When I did get some small drops etc., I just used a wipe to clean it.
The only times I considered the rain was when I was switching lens...did not want to get ANY water inside...did lens swaps inside.
You did good Kam! Certainly not the best conditions for college tours for your daughter, but, at least she has 900 photos to go through that you might not have got with a lesser camera! The D800 saves the day!