Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
Site Supporter
jimr-pdx's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: 1hr north of PDX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,550
my foul-weather pair

Sorta surprised me too.. but adding the rubber band really did the trick.



The WR kit is easy enough to explain. The 50-200WR or 18-135 makes the most sense, but my XR has a whole lot going for it: same 52mm filters as the 18-55, internal zoom, built-in shade, and excellent image quality with no chromatism (which my copy of the 18-135 was full of). The one easy entry point for water is at the base of the focus ring, but the rubber band fits snugly and is just right for allowing infinity focus when it makes contact. Pretty ugly as it stands though time to get out the black paint - better yet chartreuse, to match the focus letters!

04-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
Site Supporter
ramseybuckeye's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Elida, Ohio
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,622
Had some black rubber bands once!
04-08-2012, 06:57 AM   #3
Veteran Member
Lloydy's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Shropshire, UK
Posts: 1,114
Large 'O rings' can be had from industrial - hydraulic engineering suppliers. I use one right at the back of the lens butted up to the body, very lightly smeared with petroleum jelly ( I mean 'lightly smeared' - ) to keep rain out.. The O rings are thicker than elastic bands, the ones I use are about 2mm dia.


Last edited by Lloydy; 04-08-2012 at 07:19 AM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
band, focus, k-mount, pentax lens, rubber, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro a Pair to Draw to Bob Harris Post Your Photos! 6 04-28-2011 08:28 PM
Nature a pair of Eagels Photopat Post Your Photos! 3 03-27-2011 05:19 AM
Showing foul weather in photos. ytterbium Photographic Technique 47 01-18-2011 07:12 PM
Nature Pair of hummers Jools Post Your Photos! 6 07-23-2010 05:26 PM
Oh murder most foul.... clarenceclose Post Your Photos! 21 04-05-2007 03:29 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:41 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top