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01-19-2012, 03:30 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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K-5 in the snow

My K-5 decided to play in the snow and then sat down when it got tired.

Now we'll see how weather-resistant it REALLY is.

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01-19-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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Great product shot!
That leather strap looks interesting too.
What is it?
01-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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Bah, I use my K-7 for accident investigations at a Ski area - last round was done in freezing rain for 2hrs with the 18-55mm wr lens mounted! A little snow/rain and cold weather only makes our cameras happier!

Glad to see you're using it the way it's meant to be used!
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I agree- this would work well as a product photo!!


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that's a camera hand strap.
i have a similar one from ebay for less than $4.

great photo btw
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Great product shot!
That leather strap looks interesting too.
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Thanks, the strap is a 'ProStrap' (that's what it's called, not my qualification as a photographer!!) by a company called Camdapter. Underneath it connects to a metal plate that is Manfrotto Quick Release compatible so I don't need to fiddle around with screws to put it on my tripod or monopod.

They're quite expensive and I have the matching shoulder strap as well. it's my one little bit of luxury leather goods. Everything else I own is either imitation leather or plastic!!

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Bah, I use my K-7 for accident investigations at a Ski area - last round was done in freezing rain for 2hrs with the 18-55mm wr lens mounted! A little snow/rain and cold weather only makes our cameras happier!

Glad to see you're using it the way it's meant to be used!
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Ahhh, now the game of oneupmanship starts. "In my day we were lucky to have a camera, we used to have to sketch the whole scene on a piece of slate!!"

Actually, your endorsement sounds very good, freezing rain, impressive.

It does seem funny to take out a piece of electronic kit into inclement weather but I've heard from so many about how rugged these things are that I thought it was time I tried it.

I brushed the snow off when I got back in and the camera still looks like new. You're right, this is the way to use them.
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I agree- this would work well as a product photo!!
We just won't tell anyone that I took the photo with a little 3.2 megapixel Canon A70 P & S from 2004!!

I just plonked the camera down to take a photo of it, but now looking at it on this site, it DOES look good!!

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Ahhh, now the game of oneupmanship starts. "In my day we were lucky to have a camera, we used to have to sketch the whole scene on a piece of slate!!"

Actually, your endorsement sounds very good, freezing rain, impressive.

It does seem funny to take out a piece of electronic kit into inclement weather but I've heard from so many about how rugged these things are that I thought it was time I tried it.

I brushed the snow off when I got back in and the camera still looks like new. You're right, this is the way to use them.
Ah busted!

It does get addicting though taking advantage of the weather sealing and wr lenses. In October I was doing some long exposure shots of a brook by an old bridge abutment when it started to rain, when I decided to pack up after a few 6min exposures I hiked back up the hill toward my car and came across another photographer taking photos of the rainbow behind me, he was also using a Pentax. All the other photographers in the area were sitting in their cars waiting for the showers to pass.

After using the K7 in crap conditions, I seldom pull out the Panasonic bomb proof point and shoot (it's battery doesn't last as long as the one in the Pentax in bitter cold anywho).
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My k5 is getting it's first real winter workout at the Dew Tour in Killington. It worked flawlessly. I'll be here for the weekend as my daughter is competing in Superpipe. I'll be posting shots after I get home or find a better internet connection. They postponed competition when word of Sarah Burke's death was announced so tomorrow will be a busy day and a lot of shooting.
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We just got 6 inches of the white stuff, and the weather looks promising for the weekend, so I hope to get my K-5 out for some winter shots soon. Not to mention, the Tokina AT-X Pro thread in the lens section of the forum got me wanting to dig out my AT-X Pro 28-80/2.8 and get some shots with it on the K-5 for the first time.

Nice product shot by the way!
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K-5 in the Snow

If you do shoot pictures of the snow with a K-5 and this case, a DA50-135, it looks like this. By the time I got done watching and shooting these guys, there was a good half inch on the lens hood.
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Nice shot!

I have also used my K-5 in really bad weather here in northern Norway; the lenscap has been filled with wet snow on several occations, and on new years eve, both the lenscap, the camera bag and everything else that could be filled with snow was filled with snow; the weather was so bad i had to tie my tripod to my backpack so it wouldn't fly away. The K-5 and its lenses worked during those conditions, and worked after being through them, so i couldn't be happier. Except for the fact it was too difficult for me to get a shot of the new years eve rockets.
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Another picture of a Pentax in the snow :)

AlunFoto - PESO/Snowproofed

Copied from Jostein Øksne`s gallery . Its a K7
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