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05-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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K-30 under the tap - weathersealing video

(Apologies if this has already been linked to in another of the threads):

Spanish magazine QUESABESDE.COM puts a K-30 with a DA* 16-50 under a tap to demonstate it's weathersealing:


It still seems to work too, judging by the rear display remaining active and OK.

05-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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And to imagine that people are going to attempt to do the same thing with a kit lens because they didn't realize when they bought it that the kit lens isn't WR! Oh the horror!
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Yes. But it's not a thorough test because it only shows what would happen in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere the water would go down the plug the other way.
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haha
even though I have k-5 and 16-50, I never tried this test....

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't weather sealing technically different to proper water resistance/proofing, so you're not supposed actually to do this sort of thing? Even though Pentax does show a flow of water in one of their promo images...

I always thought weather sealing was just sand and dust and dew and snow and mist and fog and mud splatter and sea spray, and wiping the camera clean of all that stuff with a wet sponge. I suppose being able to actually rinse the dust and mud and salt off under a running tap is a good thing.
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I had my K-5 in numerous of heavy shower rain storms and even in my shower for some weird photo i made. basicly what happens is the same like in this video. tons of water hit it.

Never a problem
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I put the front element of my 18-55WR under a running tap once. It fogged up on the inside shortly after, and remained so for a long time! Never had an issue in rainy weather though.
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I don't care if it's WR or not. This kind of abuse of any camera just totally wigs me out. I will never do this to any camera of mine, period.

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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
This kind of abuse of any camera just totally wigs me out.
Meh. It's just a tool. There are lots of people who probably get their cameras wet/dirty/dusty/frozen on a regular basis. They are designed to take some abuse.

Even some other brand DSLR's are known to still work after taking some pretty harsh punishment (see below), so a bit of water on a camera like the K-30 hardly counts as abuse:

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