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02-25-2012, 11:58 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
Honestly, it's your camera, you can do what you want, you already have my advise though
I cringe every time I see one of those youtube videos of some guy hosing down his new K-5 in the driveway after throwing it in a mud bog!

Remember a few years back after the K10D came out where a PF member did some extended shooting in driving rain? Everything was good until the next day when he attempted to power up. IIRC, all was well after a period of time (a few weeks) spent with lens off and the mirror box packed with silica gel packs.

I have no qualms about shooting in wet weather with my K10D (it is often quite damp in my region), even with non-sealed lenses, but I take reasonable precautions against letting the camera get soaked.


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QuoteOriginally posted by RickyFromVegas Quote
I'll soon be getting DA*50-135 and was wondering its weather sealing capabilities.
I'll be using that on my K20D, and was wondering just how much rain it can take.

I mean, I know it's weather sealed for extra protection, but just how much rain can it withstand?
There is a video on you tube if youbsearch for it, where Pentax rep is pouring water on K-5 + DA*16-50 from a bottle. He empties the whole bottle over the combo. I think that says it all...

From personal experience, I used K-7 + DA*55 in heavy rain and had no issues whatsoever. I used K10D with non WR primes in rain and snow and had no issues. And I used K100D with kit lens MkI in rain and had no issues...

Just enjoy the combo..
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And I used K100D with kit lens MkI in rain and had no issues...
...not a WR body or lens. The point is well made that reasonable care, even with a non-sealed body can help avoid moisture-related failure.


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(...shot for years with non-sealed film cameras, some with electronics, in all conditions with no problems...)
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