View Full Version : environmental seals
01-02-2007, 08:31 PM
After seeing the CNC machined aluminum Spike chasis, I started to wonder about the environmental seals. I know the camera body is only as elements proof as the lens mount. However, I still want to know if the Red team has taken that into account in the R/D process. It would be idea that all of the body seams, button holes and control dials have environmental seals built in to fend off water, dust and such.
01-02-2007, 09:54 PM
You can't forget about the connectors either.
They could prove me wrong, but I think the best you could ever hope for would be mist proof (or resistant). Personally, even with just a slight mist, I would want a cover of some sort.
01-03-2007, 06:15 AM
Covers for the connectors are 100% necessary, preferably in a design that keeps them attached to the body with a tab. I have lost the covers from XLR ports on the HVX at least 3 times.
01-03-2007, 08:08 AM
What XLR covers for the HVX? You mean the little plastic jobies? I thought that was just packaging...
I agree that having them conected with little tabs is pretty important.