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How weather resistant is an e-i

Having become the proud owner of an E-1 this Christmas thanks to a conspiracy between Tudor and my wife
So how water resistant is the camera, given that it will be totally alien to me to use a camera in the rain
Is there anything I need to know and what is it's limitations?
The other thing is, the cover for the flash lead socket is missing, where would you get another?

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Re: How weather resistant is an e-i

The flash cover is available from: Luton Cameras

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Re: How weather resistant is an e-i

I never tried it with my own, but is seems it can survive a shower...

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Re: How weather resistant is an e-i

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Having become the proud owner of an E-1 this Christmas thanks to a conspiracy between Tudor and my wife
So how water resistant is the camera, given that it will be totally alien to me to use a camera in the rain
Is there anything I need to know and what is it's limitations?
The other thing is, the cover for the flash lead socket is missing, where would you get another?

Thanks for any advise
Mike
Like the E3 it's not designed to handle submersion or positive water pressure (which makes the showering slightly inappropriate) - clearly designers will have taken into account that rain (and water falls) land on the top or right hand side (in portrait use)!

There is frequesntly discussion about using zoom lenses in the rain because the air volume changes have to result in either air movement or pressure changes - Olympus suggest that this is not an issue (and my experiences back this up).

Finally, as ever, what it will handle and what it's designed to handle are different things - the latter being a sub-set.
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Thanks Steve, a bit of a rip off with 3 postage for that little thing! but it will annoy me more having to cobble something together
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Thanks Steve, a bit of a rip off with 3 postage for that little thing! but it will annoy me more having to cobble something together
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Yes, the postage is high compared with the cost of the cap; a few people here have mentioned this. What I did was to send them a cheque for just the goods and an SAE, they seemed happy enough to do this and I got the items within a few days.

It could be worthwhile ordering a few caps along with a few remote socket caps and maybe a few hot show covers and pay the one off 3 postage. I always seem to be losing these items and now have some spares to hand.

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Yes, the postage is high compared with the cost of the cap; a few people here have mentioned this. What I did was to send them a cheque for just the goods and an SAE, they seemed happy enough to do this and I got the items within a few days.

It could be worthwhile ordering a few caps along with a few remote socket caps and maybe a few hot show covers and pay the one off 3 postage. I always seem to be losing these items and now have some spares to hand.

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Had a look and the remote cap is out of stock thought i will get a couple of flash caps and it came up at 10 for two 3 postage each a bit dear i think will give them a ring and see whats what.
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Re: How weather resistant is an e-i

If it helps, I very recently had to photograph a Open Village event in some of the worst rain I have ever worked in. Taken that the light was so bad the camera had to be tripod mounted all afternoon, both the E1 and 14-55mm f2.8 mk1 got a real testing, the only problem encountered was the flash socket, to which I had lost the cap!Q-tips soon fixed that when I got home.
Must admit it was one of the very few times I fitted a protective filter.
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