VX 1000 in Monsoon conditions?

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Hi, has any one had experience in this area using a VX1000 under monsoon conditions in India. Thankyou.

-- Phil Rich (philrich@hotmail.com), April 26, 1999


I haven't shot in a monsoon but I have shot in the rain with an umbrella and various plastic bags protecting my gear. I learned the hard way that the VX-1000 has a defense mechanism that kicks in when it detects a lot of moisture. It locks the door in the open position and won't close, aburtly ending the shoot. I had to take it back to Sony to be reset.

I just don't think these consumer cameras are designed to take the elements.

Good luck

-- Chris Ward (Ward_Christopher@hotmail.com), April 27, 1999.

They do sell raincoats and protective housings for this camera. Check with "Porta Brace" in N. Bennington, VT 802-442-8171

-- Michael Harnois (mtharnois@mediaone.net), April 28, 1999.

You would have no problem shooting in rain with the Porta Brace rain slicker (model rs1000)msrp 160, a little pricy but worth it. The slicker does limit acess to the controls but it is worth having. Aaron Bernstein Freelance ENG in the philly area

-- Aaron Bernstein (abern00@hotmail.com), May 05, 1999.

I shot a doccie in the rain forest at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. We used a Sony VX 1000 and simply wrapped the camera and the cameraman's hand in cling wrap. No worries.

-- Roger Hawkins (rhawkins@africaonline.co.zw), August 26, 1999.

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