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09-24-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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A day at the Beach..(yes, some silly WR tests inside!)

The Pentax K-5 with the 18-55 WR lens and the O-GPS1 go to the beach. Some people might get tired of these things..I don't. Everything still works fine.



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A braver man than me, or perhaps a greater believer than me.
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You definitely have some brass. You should send that to Pentax marketing.
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Cool video, I did not know the o-gps1 it weather-sealed.

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WOW that last part was impressive!
I washed my K20D a few times without issue. Though I never tried with a K-5.
I always wondered if the camera's could withstand a quick dunk and I guess you answered that question. (great job).

Now... who's got the chops to try some underwater photography?
Anyone? anyone?
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
WOW that last part was impressive!
I washed my K20D a few times without issue. Though I never tried with a K-5.
I always wondered if the camera's could withstand a quick dunk and I guess you answered that question. (great job).

Now... who's got the chops to try some underwater photography?
Anyone? anyone?
Someone in the Sports thread with a k-5 did underwater shots of swimmers by dunking it into the water.

I was amazed.
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More money than sense!

Whilst the K5 might be designed to be dust/waterproof, it's kinda foolhardy to unnecessarily subject it to that treatment - but then, it ain't my money or equipment, so best of luck to you!

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risky...
but amazing...
what JinDesu was talking about...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/115277-k-5-sports-photography-50.html#post1961670
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Oh hey, it's the same guy. No wonder he didn't hesitate in doing it!
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Well yes..I'm a true believer that the Pentax WR can take a lot!

QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Someone in the Sports thread with a k-5 did underwater shots of swimmers by dunking it into the water.

I was amazed.
That was me too.

Fortunately this is my backup K-5 and I've been slowly testing the limits of the sealing on my cameras. I do have great confidence in Pentax sealing and for me it's a proven thing. I usually shoot in dusty and rainy conditions, sometimes on boats, so I really wanted to explore what a Pentax could do.
One time I dunked (a little deeper than on the video) a K20D on a pool it didn't turn on. I just took dried the camera with a towel, took the battery out, and out it right next to the AC outlet of my car on the ride back home. Recharged the battery and next day, everything was working fine.
The worst it could happen is that I have to buy a K-5 IIs!!!
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Holding it under for 10-15 seconds would've been more impressive.
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Holding it under for 10-15 seconds would've been more impressive.
I think that's what I did that time that the K20D (or the K5, don't remember which one) wouldn't turn on. After it dried out then everything back to normal. So probably I won't hold it that long soon. lol
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Alright. I won't tell you about the time that I fell in a Jacuzzi with my Sony Camcorder. It didn't work half as well as the K-5.
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Holding it under for 10-15 seconds would've been more impressive.
Yes, more impressive. Nonetheless, dunking it is already impressive enough.
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