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10-24-2009, 01:43 AM   #1
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Weather Sealing...

Has anyone tested the weather sealing as such on the DA* lenses?

By testing I don't mean a dip in a bucket of water... but how much can you stretch these lenses over the non-weather sealed ones?

Any actual usage experience or some stress tests results would be great... or, to put it another way, what are the most extreme circumstances when you used one of these and got away without issues... ?

10-24-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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I haven't actually tested it personally, but you might want to look at these:

YouTube - PENTAX K7 Sales Pitch in the shower!

YouTube - gx10/k10d has a nice shower...
10-24-2009, 05:10 AM   #3
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before the naysayers come in and say it's not real and you should not depend on the weather sealing look at this shot of a Pentax demo in their booth:

They brought a sink and water to dump on the camera fer gawds sakes...but the one thing to remember is these are not PRESSURE SEALS so don't expect it to deal with strong jets of water or deep sea diving excursions. But it should handle rain, a fast dunk if you stumble in a stream or river, and probably a lake in the shallow end anyway. Another key thing is once it is wet, don't think about changing lenses until it's dry, completely dry. Also, rinse it off with some sort of distilled/deionized water after any exposure to water, you know just to get the residue most water will leave behind, especially salts.

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