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08-15-2016, 02:36 PM - 1 Like   #1
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K5IIS + Fire Retardant = Still winning

Just read about this the other day, not sure if anybody else has seen/read about a photographers K-5 IIs getting doused with pink fire retardant during a fire & is still working:

Rugged Pentax K-5 IIs DSLR Gets Doused with Pink Fire Retardant During Blaze and Keeps on Firing | Shutterbug

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More impressive is that is survived being 'hosed off' afterwards, than surviving those few splashes from the plane.
The image was worth it though.
08-15-2016, 02:52 PM   #3
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Beautiful battle scars, if you ask me
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I have s K-5IIS. It is a great camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by C_Jones Quote
I have s K-5IIS. It is a great camera.
Me too. It's epic.
08-15-2016, 05:41 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by HopelessTogger Quote
Me too. It's epic.
I sold mine to help finance purchase of the K-1, and though I am happy with the K-1--very happy--I miss my k 5 its (which apart from all its other merits, felt perfect in my hands, which the K-1 doesn't quite).
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I wonder if the photographer is also now fire resistant. Could it be the dawn of a new superhero?
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QuoteOriginally posted by EArenz Quote
I wonder if the photographer is also now fire resistant. Could it be the dawn of a new superhero?
Well, seeing as I'm going to a fire spinning festival in two days, that would be incredibly helpful I'll report back on any significant findings.

and thank you, disconnekt for sharing the story! I'm glad it's making its rounds.


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