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11-04-2014, 05:10 PM   #1
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where's my Q-wr??

I took a few shots in my very damp yard today, including an interval-movie with 40 minutes of leaf-raking. Seems the Q and a few good lenses (or perhaps a G-series Ricoh cam) needs the WR treatment ASAP. Any others on board?

We must have a thread or five about this somewhere.. but my simple searches turned up nothing.

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Nice wish. Won't ever happen. Tolerances too tight and would blow out the price. Buy a K-50 (while you still can) with 18-55mm WR.
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A WR Q would also probably be bigger and heavier unless technology advances soon.
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Can Nikon make a waterproof Nikon 1, Pentax can surely make a WR Q.

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Maybe a teeny folding umbrella that mounts on the hotshoe?
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QuoteOriginally posted by goodnight Quote
Maybe a teeny folding umbrella that mounts on the hotshoe?
Like one of those paper cocktail umbrellas?
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QuoteOriginally posted by qblade Quote
Like one of those paper cocktail umbrellas?
Imagine something like that to shade the LCD in bright sunlight...
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If you want a waterproof compact, we have the WG series already. The Q series is aiming to be something completely different, and it is succeeding.

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Transforming ones camera into a semi-waterproof model is the real reason ziplock lunch bags were made
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
Nice wish. Won't ever happen. Tolerances too tight and would blow out the price. Buy a K-50 (while you still can) with 18-55mm WR.
I agree, when it's raining i just grab my K30 and WR 18-135. I have also kept several older P&S cameras that I use as sacrificial cameras when things could get bad and damage my camera, like sailboat races when I am on the crew.
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The P&S idea is a good one. A number of years ago I dropped a Casio Z850 into a tinaja (small rain pool) in the Superstition Mountains. I did not notice it for about five minutes. When I recovered it I assumed it was ruined. I took out the batter and SD card, dried them off. Dried the camera as best I could and packed it all up. When I got home I opened everything I could on the camera and let it sit for a week. When I put the batter back the camera fired right up and worked fine. The only problem was a slight water stain on the inside of the lens. Most of the time it did not affect pictures but did show up in bright sun at certain angles. I still have the camera and it still works although I rarely use it. It probably mattered that the camera was not on when it went in the water.
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Nice idea but as none of the lenses are waterproof, I am not sure people will go for it if they have to replace existing lenses.

But I would love them to make me a waterproof bridge camera with the Q7/S1 sensor!
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QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
I agree, when it's raining i just grab my K30 and WR 18-135. I have also kept several older P&S cameras that I use as sacrificial cameras when things could get bad and damage my camera, like sailboat races when I am on the crew.
When it's raining I just stay home with a good book. But then we only get rain about 10-15 days per year so......
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QuoteOriginally posted by qblade Quote
Like one of those paper cocktail umbrellas?
Yeah! I think it'd be the Q's qutest accessory.

QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Imagine something like that to shade the LCD in bright sunlight...
It's a wonder Pentax hasn't introduced something like it it to market Just imagine, photographers everywhere, walking around in rain and sunshine with tiny colorful cameras that shade and cover themselves with tiny colorful umbrellas. A dream come true.
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QuoteOriginally posted by qblade Quote
Like one of those paper cocktail umbrellas?
Protect it from the sun lol
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