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01-10-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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DA 40mm limited in the wet?

I'm considering a Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 limited pancake and I was wondering whether any users of this lens have experience of using it in bad weather.

I realise it's not a weather sealed or weather resistant lens. I regularly use a well-built Sigma 24-60mm in the rain, with precautions, and am lucky enough to not have it fail yet.

The 40mm is obviously a very high build quality, and I am hoping it would be OK if you didn't get it soaked. Any personal experience info or links to more info appreciated.

01-10-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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I've use it in the rain with no problems - I just try to keep it dry. It's so small, even the built-in flash housing acts as a decent shield, and the hood protects the front element reasonably well.
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I second to Mark's opinion. I used my DA40 in rain and snow and it performed fine
One point though, I used to use it with oversized hood which shielded the front element lens body really well.


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