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06-06-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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WR lens. Clean up afterwards?

OK. let say you take your K-5 with a WR lens out and get it wet in the rain, and maybe even a little mud on it.

What do you do afterwards? How do you clean it up? Maybe it's a silly question, but I wouldn't know what to do beside wipe the barrel with some paper towels.

It would seem like a WR could get pretty ratty looking if you don't take some time with it and clean it up.

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Well, since I do gather rain, salt spray and snow with a K-5 + DA18-135WR, I only blot all exterier surfaces once inside but wait for it to look completely dry before cracking it open to remove SD card, battery or lens. If its salt water spray, I start with a fresh water damp towel to wipe it down before drying and remove the UV/protection filter used to keep salt spray from the front element. Pretty hard to go wrong regardless unless you remove the lens while its dripping into the body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
I only blot all exterier surfaces once inside but wait for it to look completely dry before cracking it open to remove SD card, battery or lens. If its salt water spray, I start with a fresh water damp towel to wipe it down before drying and remove the UV/protection filter used to keep salt spray from the front element.
Best advice you'll get. Do that and you'll be safe.
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After saltwatercontact and lots of sand,i wipe it up or take fresh water......
i done this with my K10,K-7 and with all my K-5 bodys.

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After getting a lot of sand (from a motocross track) I open the shower and clean the K-5 and DA* 16-50. Then a towel to dry them. Quickly and clean!
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So, water really can't get into the K-5? Not even with all the buttons, switches and dials?
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Well I've clean my cameras (K20D & K5) several times in the shower and they are still working perfectly fine....and clean!
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U guys are cool. I still fear of risking my beloved k-5 under water...

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NO!!!
Never do this
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I had once in a bar at St. Patrick's Day half a pint of guinness poured over my K-7/DA*55mm by accident. Just put it behind the bar under a big watersplash and it was good to go. Did some rainwork with K20D and DA*16-50 and no problems. Last time, was with K-5 and DA*60-250 beside the hockeyfield and got a little drizzle from field watering, but no problem (people do look scared when that happends, but they simply don't know Pentax. I'm more a sunny kind of photographer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by napawino Quote
What do you do afterwards? How do you clean it up?
I give mine a shampoo and blow-dry. Then I rub essential butters into the plastics.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
After saltwatercontact and lots of sand,i wipe it up or take fresh water......
i done this with my K10,K-7 and with all my K-5 bodys.

Best regards,Andy
cool!!!!
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Sometimes Pentax is laughing about this,sometimes they are hating me for this
And i love my Pentax stuff for this
Best regards,Andy
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