Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
Veteran Member
kshapero's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Florida, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 382
If your lens is not WR then your K5

Is not WR either as there is no WR seal on the lens mount. True?


---
I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=26.278092,-80.249539

02-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,980
Yup, though the K-5 would still be less susceptible to damage than a non-sealed camera, though. Pro tip: use an umbrella or camera sleeve

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

02-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
Site Supporter
MikeW's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Indiana
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 337
Or a shower cap from the hotel.
02-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #4
Veteran Member
philippe's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Flanders Fields
Posts: 463
Even with non-weather sealed camera's, pictures can be made in stormy weather, look here: PHOTOEIL.
This picture was shot in the Morbihan during a very stormy fall. I saw a serious and heavy shower coming up and wanted that dramatic sky which concerted very well with the subject.
So, I put the camera, a Linhof Technorama 617II loaded with AGFAPAN 400, on a tripod with a stone tied under it for the weight. Framed and leveled, focussed and measured the light as guidance so to set for an estimated exposure AFTER the storm just went by and put a strong plastic bag over the setup, I barely had the time to get in my car for shelter.
When the storm had passed over me and the camera, I snatched the bag and made the picture when the 'bad' weather was still over the subject. Look at the clouds and the dramatic light, no effect filter was used, just the dedicated center filter.

The only troubles I had was getting the car out of the mud, but that good old Volvo finally got away...


Last edited by philippe; 02-17-2012 at 03:54 AM.
02-14-2012, 05:27 AM   #5
Veteran Member
kshapero's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Florida, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 382
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Yup, though the K-5 would still be less susceptible to damage than a non-sealed camera, though. Pro tip: use an umbrella or camera sleeve
Well, of course, one other pro tip: use a WR lens. I know, kind of obvious.
02-14-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 896
I've always wondered, would a tight rubber band around the lens mount keep the camera sealed? of course the lens wouldn't be sealed, but would at least the camera be safe(r)?
02-14-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago suburbs
Photos: Albums
Posts: 848
A few years ago I found myself taking a rain forest tour in Costa Rica. Sure enough it was raining (DUH - it's not called a rain forest for no reason). I wanted to take my 18-250mm with my K200D. I found a proper size plastic bag from the wife's shopping excursions and I took a hand towel from my cabin. I draped the bag over the lens, covering it completely. I then draped the hand towel over the bag, after the towel got wet, it stayed on the lens just fine because of the weight of the water and the bag kept the water from getting to the lens. I could reach under the bag/towel to zoom and the camera worked the auto focus. No problems during the tour or afterwards. This worked in a rain forest because mostly the rain drops come down, not sideways like in a driving rain.
02-16-2012, 07:04 AM   #8
Veteran Member
kshapero's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Florida, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 382
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by gp1806 Quote
A few years ago I found myself taking a rain forest tour in Costa Rica. Sure enough it was raining (DUH - it's not called a rain forest for no reason). I wanted to take my 18-250mm with my K200D. I found a proper size plastic bag from the wife's shopping excursions and I took a hand towel from my cabin. I draped the bag over the lens, covering it completely. I then draped the hand towel over the bag, after the towel got wet, it stayed on the lens just fine because of the weight of the water and the bag kept the water from getting to the lens. I could reach under the bag/towel to zoom and the camera worked the auto focus. No problems during the tour or afterwards. This worked in a rain forest because mostly the rain drops come down, not sideways like in a driving rain.
sounds like a Nikon/Canon owner.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, lens, pentax k-5, wr
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keep K-x buy premium lens, get K-r and get good lens, get the K-7 w/ lens or K-5? crossover37 Pentax DSLR Discussion 19 02-06-2011 10:38 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:05 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top