How water resistant is a water resistant lens?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Derek Fountain, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. I just me a Canon 17-40mm f4.0 L lens. Niiiice! :eek:)

    The manual, such as it is, says the lens is dirt- and water-resistant, and
    it certainly feels well constructed. The question is, *how* water
    resistant? Could I use it, for example, in a torrential downpour?
    Derek Fountain, Mar 18, 2005
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  2. Derek Fountain

    pgcs Guest

    Water resistant is not the same as water proof so light rain, snow, or
    at the beach would probably all be fine. Beyond that, I'd suggest
    checking directly with Canon first.
    pgcs, Mar 18, 2005
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  3. Additional note: If it is a zoom lens, don't zoom it when damp.
    Joseph Meehan, Mar 18, 2005
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