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04-10-2010, 07:25 AM   #16
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The pentax weather sealed camera's seem to cope with rain well, there is a another thread around here somewhere from today, and the op left his k200d outside over night in the rain and it still works!
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QuoteOriginally posted by NuZo Quote

..........P.S. it was really pissing down when these photos were taken.
How do you stop the water seeping into the lens/camera interface? When mine got wet the whole contact area was sopping. Capillary action would do that. Luckily it penetrated no further.https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/59136d1270938241-weather-sealing-effectiveness-sigpic14800_1.png
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well it works quite well

It is a shot from january.

It was snowing all day and I thought: It is weatherproof

And it is. Still working like a charm
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I am SOOO proud to own a Pentax lol!

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Took my K7 with the 18-55WR out for 1-2 hours of outdoor shootout this winter. Temperatures were above 0C, but it was raining heavily with some hail. The kit was completely soaked and ice cold but what can I say, it worked perfectly! Wouldn't hesitate to use this combo under harsh circumstances again. In fact, I found that it's real fun to go shoot in bad weather.
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I've shot the 16-50mm in rain before in rain, but I still feel a bit scared given that the lens extends when zooming. But it sounds like no one else has had any issues with the 16-50mm in the rain.
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During one drinking session with a Nikonian, we were both a bit drunk and started extolling the virtues of our systems (he had a D300, mine a K20d + DA*16-50). I showed him how cool having a complete WR system is by pouring my beer on my camera. Then, since it became sticky, I washed it off with the water from the ice bucket. Wiped it off with a handkerchief and all was fine. Up til now, no issues whatsoever... This was about a year and a half ago.
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does using a K20D next to a storm at sea count?



Well was worth the time.


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The k20d floats in sea water !
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Multiple snowstorms and snoshoeing hikes could not begin to scare me or my K20D (plus WR kit )

The bottom line is that as long as you don't submit the gear to pressured water (tap water or submerging the camera) you should be fine. And even tap water has been tested successfully.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
Multiple snowstorms and snoshoeing hikes could not begin to scare me or my K20D (plus WR kit )

The bottom line is that as long as you don't submit the gear to pressured water (tap water or submerging the camera) you should be fine. And even tap water has been tested successfully.
well seeing that its predecessor the K10D has gone into space in a DIY box....the K20D apparently has inherited the pedigree. Its a good thing Pentax mentioned that the K7 is not the K20D replacement...they did mention it did they?

btw, most of my rain or shine pics were taken with a 10 year old lens and so far its pretty good.
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Got my K10D, K20D and K-7 completely soaked several times without problems. One case I purposely left it covered in snow to see what would happen. Never had any problems. I took pictures in tropical thunderstorms without rain cover with a DA* 16-50mm F2.8 and a DA* 50-135mm F2.8. Also had used my DA* 55mm F1.4 in moderate rain without problems. My DA* 60-250mm F4 has not gotten wet yet but I expect it to be just as good.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cosmicap Quote
Refer you to my Thread
"K200 Got a Soaking" in General photography Forum
Here is how you could refer to your thread on your K200 getting soaked and here is the code I used:
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[url=https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-photography/97021-k200-got-soaking.html]K200 getting soaked[/url]
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Here is how you could refer to your thread on your K200 getting soaked and here is the code I used:
Thank you. I had a feeling there was a better way of doing it. I still don't know how to do it. Hum - code? Morse was my limit.
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Thank you. I had a feeling there was a better way of doing it. I still don't know how to do it.
Just get the URL from the thread or post you want to refer to.

Type
"[url=", paste the URL, then type "]".
Then type whatever you want to use to refer to the thread/post, e.g., "My K200D got soaked".
Then type "[/url]".

That's it.
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