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07-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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Question regarding Pentax 17-70mm

I started a thread in the lens section regarding this question. I got to thinking that maybe it might be best to ask the experts.

To start with I was told this by another forum member that also works in a camera store that sells pentax equipment.

The above mention lens has a rubber seal on the back of it similar to the DA* lenses. This individual told me that the lens is weathered sealed but was not advertised as such by Pentax. Before I get caught out in bad weather with this lens I want to make sure that it is indeed weather resistant.
I really like it's performance and its quickly becoming my walk around standard lens.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

07-16-2010, 07:43 AM   #2
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Hello,

We confirmed that the lens has a gasket but the lens is not a weather sealed lens. I contacted Pentax and they do not recommend exposing the lens to moisture for any extended periods of time.

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