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06-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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and they put it under the tap too.
Watch Us Run A Faucet Over The Pentax K-30
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QuoteOriginally posted by schufosi777 Quote
and they put it under the tap too.
Watch Us Run A Faucet Over The Pentax K-30
Thats not how your supposed to clean your camera?
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QuoteOriginally posted by schufosi777 Quote
and they put it under the tap too.
Watch Us Run A Faucet Over The Pentax K-30
notably they state

In my chat with the company reps, they claimed it would survive me pouring a bottle of water all over it providing that I used a DA* lens due to the weathersealing. When I asked them about throwing it into the ocean, they stated differently.
Like to see them try it with a T4i the competing camera and see what happens or for that matter a D7000. The Olympus E5 with equivalent zoom would be fine (they really have great sealing)

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WTF give the camera to someone who knows how to shoot, some of the worst sample photos I have ever seen!
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Why is there this apparent confusion by so many people between the concepts of weather-sealed and water-proof? Or even just weather-resistant and water-resistant? If the K-30 was water-resistant, they'd say exactly that (like watch-makers do) instead of just weather-sealed. Yes, it can probably survive water-resistant situations, but it's not designed for that and Pentax make no claim to that effect which could provoke such a video.

The Phoblographer article says Pentax told them it could probably survive being splashed by a bottle of water, so instead of actually doing that they submerse it instead under a pressure flow of water for a prolonged period. How is that even close to being the same thing? For anyone who thinks so, try splashing bottled water in your eye and then compare that to holding your eye open under a full running faucet for even 30 seconds...
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Never understand why it's necessary to run it under a tap.
What situation does that imitate?
I have shot in heavy rain at intermittent intervals with an fa100-300.
I kept the lens covered with a towel whilst occasionally wiping the k10 down.
Still, it's nice to know limitations of a camera, but I think most would shield it from the harshest of conditions.
Good luck to anyone that takes photos whilst standing under a waterfall.

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