VX 1000 in Monsoon conditions?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread
Hi, has any one had experience in this area using a VX1000 under monsoon conditions in India. Thankyou.
-- Phil Rich (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
-- 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 (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), August 26, 1999.