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Jan 24, 2023 09:23:18   #
starlifter Loc: Towson, MD
 
Any thoughts or comments about taking a d850 on a Niagra falls boat ride. The one that goes to to the falls complete with most. I know not to try and change a lens but they are also weather sealed. Any thoughts or comments are welcomed.

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Jan 24, 2023 09:28:10   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Personally, I'd prepare a plastic bag around the lens & camera so just the front of the lens is exposed, everything else wrapped, including my hand inside the protection to control the camera. You can buy these, but can make a 1-time use just as easy. And, have a dry towel for afterward. Those steps and the equipment's internal protections are fine to exit this situation with no undue risk.

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Jan 24, 2023 09:33:11   #
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starlifter wrote:
Any thoughts or comments about taking a d850 on a Niagra falls boat ride. The one that goes to to the falls complete with most. I know not to try and change a lens but they are also weather sealed. Any thoughts or comments are welcomed.

Is the water at Niagara worse than the videos of folks rinsing off a dirty camera in the sink under running water ?


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Jan 24, 2023 09:38:33   #
home brewer Loc: Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
Not the same camera but last year I took my d500 and the 18-300 mm zoom thru many areas were they got wet due to rain, mist off of water falls and walking under cliff with small waterfalls and had no issues; but i dfid try to sheild the camera. I do have rain bags that I use when walking in the rain with either the d500 or d850 and have no issues other than rain spots on the lens. The d850, f2.8 24 to 70 and the the 70 to 200 are considered weather sealed

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Jan 24, 2023 09:54:17   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
Maybe this will help:
https://youtu.be/cacxnqX-_4I

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Jan 24, 2023 10:16:25   #
47greyfox Loc: on the edge of the Colorado front range
 
I use these…

https://www.amazon.com/OP-TECH-USA-9001022-Rainsleeve/dp/B00SF8X1Q4

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Jan 24, 2023 11:12:40   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
JD750 wrote:
Maybe this will help:
https://youtu.be/cacxnqX-_4I


Interesting. I’m not sure if it would relate to the D850. I’d have no problem taking my Z9 but I wouldn’t be doing video. Although in that situation I’d more likely take my OM-1. The weathersealing is phenomenal with its IP53 rating. That being said, Nikon is known for excellent weathersealing on its top models. Whatever camera you use though, you need the lens to be weathersealed too or all bets are off.

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Jan 24, 2023 11:25:03   #
mwsilvers Loc: Central New Jersey
 
User ID wrote:
Is the water at Niagara worse than the videos of folks rinsing off a dirty camera in the sink under running water ?


They forgot to take off the lenses to rinse out the insides.

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Jan 24, 2023 11:42:33   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
starlifter wrote:
Any thoughts or comments about taking a d850 on a Niagra falls boat ride. The one that goes to to the falls complete with most. I know not to try and change a lens but they are also weather sealed. Any thoughts or comments are welcomed.


I think CHG_CANON has the right idea. But I still wouldn't take my D850 there. I would have NO problem taking my TG-6. And under the circumstances would get just as good photos!

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Jan 24, 2023 13:17:18   #
starlifter Loc: Towson, MD
 
SuperflyTNT wrote:
Interesting. I’m not sure if it would relate to the D850. I’d have no problem taking my Z9 but I wouldn’t be doing video. Although in that situation I’d more likely take my OM-1. The weathersealing is phenomenal with its IP53 rating. That being said, Nikon is known for excellent weathersealing on its top models. Whatever camera you use though, you need the lens to be weathersealed too or all bets are off.

Thanks all 4 of my Tamron are weather sealed.

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Jan 24, 2023 13:34:40   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
starlifter wrote:
....Any thoughts or comments are welcomed.


Dedicate one of your jacket pockets for carrying a lens cloth and remind yourself to make frequent use of it. In the worst areas try to minimise the time between wiping the lens and shooting.

One afterthought - weather sealed doesn't mean watertight. Don't expose camera or lens to any more of a soaking than you have to.

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Jan 24, 2023 14:34:03   #
tramsey Loc: Texas
 
The 850 is capable of taking pictures underwater so I don't think Niagara Falls will pose a problem for you

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Jan 24, 2023 15:39:09   #
starlifter Loc: Towson, MD
 
R.G. wrote:
Dedicate one of your jacket pockets for carrying a lens cloth and remind yourself to make frequent use of it. In the worst areas try to minimise the time between wiping the lens and shooting.

One afterthought - weather sealed doesn't mean watertight. Don't expose camera or lens to any more of a soaking than you have to.


Thanks for the info.

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Jan 24, 2023 15:51:04   #
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tramsey wrote:
The 850 is capable of taking pictures underwater so I don't think Niagara Falls will pose a problem for you

???!!??!?!?!!!?!!?!?
While I do have some doubts about that, lets just say that somebody somewhere has actually done it. My concern would be "Can it do it more than once ?" .... or can it do anything at all ever again ?

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Having checked tramseys archive, I think I might understand how he can claim such a thing .......

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Jan 24, 2023 20:49:25   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
tramsey wrote:
The 850 is capable of taking pictures underwater so I don't think Niagara Falls will pose a problem for you
You left out the part about the need to put it in a watertight case if you plan to take pictures underwater.

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