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I have an original Sony RX10 Mirrorless. It has a cracked glass or window cover on the back of the camera. It fell off a table. This camera was advertise as water resistant. Do you think, with that crack, I would still be able to use it carefully to shoot in the rain? 

 

I said it was a dumb question! 🤕

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15 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

I have an original Sony RX10 Mirrorless. It has a cracked glass or window cover on the back of the camera. It fell off a table. This camera was advertise as water resistant. Do you think, with that crack, I would still be able to use it carefully to shoot in the rain? 

 

I said it was a dumb question! 🤕

 

Not a dumb question.

 

Dumb answer  -- Try it and see.

 

Allan

 

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Does anyone make a safety screen cover for that model? Or failing that, you might cut down one made to fit a smartphone? Trickle of superglue might be a bit rash

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Dumb answer:

If you put a strip of scotch tape over the crack would that seal it without totally spoiling the view?

 

Paulette

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If you're into a little fiddly work, you might be able to change the screen yourself. David K. made a video a number of years ago showing how he replaced the screen on his NEX-5 with an inexpensive one that he bought on e-bay. It looked relatively easy, so I was going to try replacing the scratched screen on my NEX-3. However, I never got around to it. There are videos on how to do just about everything now, so perhaps you can find one on replacing the screen on the RX10. Hopefully, the rain is easing up in Liverpool.

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There are full screen protectors to put back there. Both glass and plastic. I’m not sure it would protect the camera all that much. I guess it would depend on the severity of both the crack and the rain. 

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Posted (edited)

Some info from David K. here.

 

I guess this would only work if the crack on the screen is superficial. I suppose you could just put a protector on top of the crack to help keep the Liverpudlian rain out.

 

For some reason, this  old Beatles song comes to mind. 😁

Edited by John Mitchell

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However, if you put one of the heavy protectors on the camera screen, I guess you should be prepared to leave it there forever since it might further dislodge the glass if you try to remove it. 

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I would be more worried about whether the shock had caused misalignment of some internals in the camera. But I guess Edo has already ruled that out. 

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Yeah, John, I remember DavidK addressing that subject in the long ago. We all miss you, David.

 

I really like the RX10, It has the nostalgic feel of a film SLR but lighter. And, Allan, I did just take it out in the rain. I had it on my shoulder under my Sligo raincoat. It was no fun and I got no pictures. But . . . I did come up with some ideas of how to capture a few worthwhile rain-in-Liverpool snaps. 

 

And, Michael, the camera works perfectly. It's a backup to my RX100/6 and a6000. 

 

Thank you, all, for the not dumb answers. 🙂

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David K is still very much around . He's on FB nowadays.

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4 hours ago, spacecadet said:

David K is still very much around . He's on FB nowadays.

Miss him. And all his wisdom.

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On 10/03/2020 at 00:48, Betty LaRue said:

Miss him. And all his wisdom.

 

DK is BACK.

 

Allan

 

 

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58 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

DK is BACK.

 

Allan

 

 

Saw that! 😁

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