Using camera in dense rainforest?

1 week 2 days ago #741225 by KenMan
I've been invited to a trip in 2023 to the Amazon, which I'm seriously putting some thought into.  Now this is obviously very thick rainforest with a lot of moisture.  Would a mirrorless camera be OK as is?  Or would I need to have some sort of waterproof case around it?  As I understand, we'll be staying right in the forest the entire time (10 days).  

Thank you for your help on this one!  

Ken


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1 week 2 days ago #741227 by Shadowfixer1
Mirrorless or DSLR doesn't make a difference. The model of camera used and the amount of weather sealing it has does matter. I would have no problem with my Olympus and my weather sealed lenses. Most likely, you will be fine but I would keep a dry bag handy for heavy rain.

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1 week 2 days ago #741228 by KenMan
Sorry I should have clarified, it's a Nikon Z6


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6 days 4 hours ago #741337 by Norse Photographer
I thought all modern cameras supposed to be nearly weather tight, doesn't fog and such count?


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4 days 10 hours ago #741397 by nokk
you should be fine.  but you could always throw a silica gel desiccant canister in your bag.  it's like the bigger, reusable version of the silica packets that come in the shoebox.

www.amazon.com/Indicating-Desiccant-Cani...r%2Caps%2C103&sr=8-5


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2 days 21 hours ago - 2 days 21 hours ago #741457 by lightcapture
Make sure you have a camera and lenses with weather sealing for inclement weather...many are. Mine can be used in rain, but not submerged, and my lenses are weather sealed from dust and moisture too. Also carry a portable folding rain cover to fit your camera and lens, just in case. Nothing further is needed.


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1 day 19 hours ago #741520 by Gump
Just bring plenty of microfiber clothes and keep them in zip lock bags.  Have bag for clean and dry ones and have bag for dirty and wet ones.  Depending on how dense the moisture is, you'll be likely wiping off your lens numerous times throughout the day.  


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