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| p.2 #3 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed? |
Hi All, I was lucky enough to buy the immaculate MDP from PeaktoPeek that he got from PetKal last year.
Wow, what a lens!
I did a quick search but couldn't find an answer to my question in the topic so I figured I'd ask as I'm sure someone here knows the answer.
The Pipe sure is one great lens, an engineering success story almost in the 200 f/1.8 league, for the times, that is. If it wasn't for the Stabpipe, the Pipe would still rule the 70-200 family.
(Gee, my ex-Pipes sure get around........share a good thing, I say. )
Just to confirm what has been suggested to you already: the Pipe was not designed to be weather/water/dust proof, whatever that might mean, at least Canon specs do not address that.
How poorly it might fare in some sort of rain, we do not really know and we are not likely to test it either.
The new 70-200 f/2.8 IS MkII is specified by Canon as being " weather resistant", whatever that might mean. How well the Stabpipe would do in some type of water exposure, we do not really know either, because Canon's specifications are vague/non-existent on that, and what sane user is going to test such an expensive lens for its water penetration resistance ?