Hi all, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. As I baby my gear, my E-PL1 gets packed away when the weather turns for the worse. Has anyone used their E-PL1 in the rain or snow? If so, did anything bad happen?
But if you do that and the camera is cold, then this will make it much more likely that condensation builds up. It is better to let the camera get warmer slowly. I remove the memory card in the cold and leave the camera in my bag, which is isolated quite well, for about one or two hours.
I've taken my E-PL1 out in both rainy and snowy conditions. With rain, I wrapped my camera in a plastic bag to shield as much droplets of water as possible.
In snow, depending on the temperature, I generally haven't covered it up like with rain but I shield it as much as possible. I wipe down the camera numerous times as it slowly heats up to room temperature after a long stint outside.
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I take a large zip lock bag with a pack of desiccant in it with me when I shoot in cold weather. As I'm coming inside I put my camera (with lens attached) in it, zip it up, put it in my camera bag and let it slowly warm up to room temperature. Same goes for any DSLR.
I don't shoot in pouring rain though. Wish I could!