View Full Version : The E-5 is definitely winter proof...

22nd December 2010, 09:09 PM
I found this on the internet and I am really flabbergasted...


Click this link (http://www.markhumpage.com/Mother-Nature/British-Weather/12099107_Y9ckZ#1132547405_89VtD) for more of these...

22nd December 2010, 10:05 PM
All I can say is 'Why?' :eek:

Jim Ford
22nd December 2010, 10:05 PM
Impressive - but it looks like he's already lost the remote socket cap!


22nd December 2010, 10:11 PM
All I can say is 'Why?' :eek:

He does say that this is a camera test and it passed with flying colours. I can understand that if you want kit to perform in these conditions there is no better thing you can do than prove it to yourself

his quote I deliberately left the dew shield off in order for it to get cold tested. Camera was still working when I picked it up the next morning. No better test that this. :-)


22nd December 2010, 10:14 PM
OK, it's winterproof... but I have to ask the same as Dave... 'why'...?

22nd December 2010, 10:18 PM
OK, it's winterproof... but I have to ask the same as Dave... 'why'...?

I found another quote on his site
I currently shoot with the amazing Extreme Olympus E5 system. My adventures have pushed Olympus cameras over the edge, performing underwater, in hurricanes, dust storms, monsoons, freezing arctic temps (-36C) & extreme heat (120F). I insist on quality, performance and a robust weather/dust proof system.

yup .. if I was going to those conditions I would have pre-tested kit as well.

22nd December 2010, 10:20 PM
you know what there are some really fantastic pictures on his site...

Ian... maybe Oly could sponsor a day out with him as a prize some time *chr


22nd December 2010, 10:33 PM
You might get cold and wet Andy:D

22nd December 2010, 10:37 PM
Looks kind of mystical covered with frost :D
Not sure I would want to risk leaving mine out all night at -9C though :eek:

23rd December 2010, 08:00 AM
You might get cold and wet Andy:D

I live in Wales :D:D

23rd December 2010, 09:40 PM
He must be British - using Celsius for cold temps and Fahrenheit for warm ones!

Cathrine Stephansen
23rd December 2010, 10:35 PM
The E 5 definately takes the cold better than I do... I was photographing the full moon in -20 C a couple of evenings back, and had no problems with the camera. The Manfrotto tripod head was a bit tricky, but that could just as well have been that after a while my fingers weren't working too well. I suppose slippers and a fleece jumper just won't do it, even when you're on the bed room balcony ;-) :D

24th December 2010, 12:15 AM
The photo on his 2nd page bottom left corner of the tree in a yellow field, looks exactly like a photo I have taken, I know its not but boy that was spooky :eek:

24th December 2010, 10:33 AM
I know what you mean.. here's my local tree (it may even be the same as yours as we live close)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/X4285839-2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/29680)

I have seen a guy selling almost identical shots in all the Christmas markets in the area.


24th December 2010, 10:47 AM
Yeah that's it Andy, small world huh ;)

29th December 2010, 01:27 PM
I notice Mark has an article in the latest edition of Outdoor Photography.
All pictures credited as Olympuses.

Funny he doesn't say anything about those dreich days when the 'weather inexorably sets in in a West Highland Glen as if it presages the end of the world'.:eek: (paraphrasing WH Murray West Highlands of scotland) The paths are burns and the prospect is wet.
Now that's when you have to work to take a photo.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/752024.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/29722)
Taken in 1975 on a Rollei B35. And yes it was summer.