Today was an unsuccessful Halloween for me. Only 6 kids made it down my street. Sad times. I decided, actually, to take a walk after the suggested time ended to see what was going on in the neighbourhood. It was a ghost town after about 8 PM.
There were a few stragglers, but the rain I think tempered the attendance. We’re used to cold, snow on Halloween is common, but it was warm today and wet. Not just a drizzle, but a pretty standard light rain.
As I walked about, cars passed me slowly, and I saw others about, at the end of their driveways as well.
“How many kids you get?”
“Shit a couple dozen.”
They’re on the main drag of the neighbourhood, not bad, but we got that 10 years ago.
“Man that sucks.”
“Yep, you want a beer?”
So I hung out with some guys for a while while they dumped the candy into the late “kids” bags. They were teenagers. As an adult, you have a negative perception of teenagers as troublemakers, because they are, but they still have kid mindset. It doesn’t matter if they’re 5’7″ or something, they want candy. It was a fun time. I love grade 8 kids.
I walked back, and didn’t really see anything worth taking a picture of as the cars slowly rolled by, but I did lift my camera a few times to see through the viewfinder, and holy smokes, it was soaking wet. I have had wet cameras before, of course, but I had been visiting the DPReview forums where everyone’s super into the weather sealing, and I thought about it.
I know that some guys are out there in the pouring rain, which is why they sell those waterproof camera things (which may or may not be plastic bags people rubber band to their cameras), and for those guys, yes, get that OM-5 with the weather sealing. But for us normals? Uhh, my E-M10 is fine. To be fair, I’m using a weather sealed lens, but if you look at that photo up there, I took it with a NOT weather sealed lens, and that camera’s fine too.
Anyone have any example of a camera dying due to rain or sand or something?