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07-20-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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Weather sealed lenses

Am I correct in my assumption that the only weather sealed lenses for pentax are the DA* series? I'm interested in doing some shots outdoors in the rain, since its raining for a good half the year here, and was wondering if there was a way I could avoid paying $600 for a weather sealed lens.

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Your assumption is correct. The DA* (star) series are supposed to be weather "resistant". But to be honest, in this equation, I am the "hesitant" part the still "resists" to let my gear get wet, even if just slightly.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rburgoss Quote
Your assumption is correct. The DA* (star) series are supposed to be weather "resistant". But to be honest, in this equation, I am the "hesitant" part the still "resists" to let my gear get wet, even if just slightly.

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I find this comment kind of funny when read along with the resistance is futile in your sig.
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There is another possible option depending on the intensity of the rain. You can try one of those 'raincoats' for the camera and lens. Just put a UV filter and hood on the lens. secure the hood as tightly as possible around the hood (electrical tape maybe?) and give it a test. A solid plastic bag that covers everything would do it as well.

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