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05-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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Are there different levels of weatherproof Pentax lenses?

I read this quote on Pentax's website, "PENTAX DA* lenses are categorized both dustproof and waterresistant.
The next category of “all weather” PENTAX lenses is designated “WR”. These affordable
lenses utilize a simplified weather-resistant construction (similar to the sealing technology
used in DA* lenses) which makes it difficult for water to enter the lens."


Are DA* lenses more WR than PENTAX lenses designated as “WR"?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kivis Quote
Are DA* lenses more WR than PENTAX lenses designated as “WR"?
Yes, they are sealed more meticulously and they have fewer moving parts, generally speaking (thanks to internal focusing).

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The DA* 55/1.4 isn't IF, it just hides the front element in the tube.

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