06-21-2020 12:36 PM
Toju, did you get this issue fixed? I was out yesterday in the rain with my Mark II and today when I tried to use it the touch screen doesn't respond. The screen itself is lit up, but the electronic symbol in the bottom left of the screen ("Q") is grayed out. And that is with a lens attached. If I take the lens off, however, the button lights back up and responds to touch again, as do all the electronic symbols on the touch screen. I had thought that maybe the contacts on either the camera or the lens could be dirty or contaminated from the rain so I cleaned them. Still doesn't work. I then attached a lens that stayed home yesterday and never got wet... also still doesn't work.
06-22-2020 06:58 AM
06-22-2020 10:24 AM
Interesting. For me it was condensation that got into the camera. I put my camera in front of a little portable heater I have, and when I checked it an hour later everything worked. I was a little surprised because I had always thought that Canon equipment was really well weather sealed... and it just got rained on, after all. It's not like I threw it into a lake. Anyway, happy to hear that your issue was fixed. Thanks for responding, and good shooting!
06-23-2020 03:47 PM
" I had always thought that Canon equipment was really well weather sealed... "
The professional model Canon cameras are really well weather sealed. The regular consumer models, which is what the 6 series is, are not all that tightly made. As a general rule cameras and water do not do well together. You got lucky!