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02-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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K-01 for vacation?

I am going on a vacation in a few months, staying on a beach by the ocean. I only want to take 1 camera. So do I take my K20 or my K-01? Even though the K-20 is weather-sealed, I am leaning at taking my k-01 due to its portability and "non-dslr" look (i.e. TSA wont be as likely to nab it). I shot a lot around the x-mas holidays but have not really had a chance to put the k-01 through its paces in the field.

For lenses, I will prob. just stick with the 40mm pancake and maybe my 15mm. Alternatively, I could just bring my 16-45.

Assuming I don't change lenses in the sand, how much of a risk do I have of farlkling up the works on the k-01?

02-12-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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You bought it to use it.
Weather sealing is a recent invention
Take it and be conscientious of surroundings.
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Weather sealing is very nice, especially around beaches. Even if the weather is nice, sand can blow into the camera. Happend with me and my MZ-S. But then again, it happend once, and I have had non weather sealed camera's at the beach many times, and nothing has happend apart from that one time (and as I do surf photography, I have had them on very windy beaches). Just be very carefull when changing lenses.

If you want to take the 16-45, I would take the K20. I find the 16-45 a bit unbalanced on the K-01.
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Take the K-01, the 15mm and the 40mm. Small package, and I assume if you are going to the beach on vacation, you aren't sitting out there with sand blowing all over anyway. I think it can take it.


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