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09-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Water resistant my ass

Just got a K-30. slashed a cup of water (2oz) on the back to freak my old man out. This happens:



Boom, $800 mistake. These are about as water resistant as a piece of paper. Be warned.

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We call this irony.

Alternatively - your copy may have a bad seal there. So do something about it.
09-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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We call this irony.

Alternatively - your copy may have a bad seal there. So do something about it.
I doubt they will RMA over water damage. I am going to see if it lessens overnight and then I will just baby it. A shame really. My first Pentax and this is my experience.
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This should be covered by warranty worst-case.


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This should be covered by warranty worst-case.
So then I will get a camera back that is not new, of questionable origin, and with a limited warranty.

I am sorry, but I am just venting a bit. I was rather excited over this, and it takes a great picture. This just took all the wind out of my sails. I really, really wanted to give pentax a shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fantasysage Quote
So then I will get a camera back that is not new, of questionable origin, and with a limited warranty.
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Perhaps they will just replace that part and all will be fine. Your remaining warranty time would still be in effect. The usual "90-day" warranty is typically for non-warranty repairs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fantasysage Quote
So then I will get a camera back that is not new, of questionable origin, and with a limited warranty.
Do they come back with limited warranty? A bad seal is a bad seal - the camera is marketed as WR and therefore a bad seal will fail in rain (assuming you splashed it, and not like, hurled with much force). It should be repaired or replaced - but not with a lesser warranty.
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They come back with EITHER the balance of the warranty OR 90 days, whichever is greater per my warranty repair last month by CRIS. Defects happen, sorry, get it repaired.

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Which lens was attached? It's seems difficult that 1/4th cup of water could kill most any SLR. That's too bad.
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What am I supposed to be seeing here?
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Which lens was attached? It's seems difficult that 1/4th cup of water could kill most any SLR. That's too bad.
Not a wr lens, but only the back bottom half the the camera got wet at all.

And for everyone screaming warranty. It still works, the is just water in the LCD. I really do not want to be without a camera for 2 months. It is bull it happened in the first place, and it looks like I am not the only person this is happening to if you google. It looks like the QA is dodgy.
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Shouldn't happen.
Get your camera serviced.
You should be able to wash that camera under a tap without issue. (with a WR lense that is).
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Not a wr lens,
Case closed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fantasysage Quote
Just got a K-30. slashed a cup of water (2oz) on the back to freak my old man out. This happens:



Boom, $800 mistake. These are about as water resistant as a piece of paper. Be warned.
So who got freaked out? You or your old man?
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QuoteOriginally posted by fantasysage Quote
And for everyone screaming warranty. It still works, the is just water in the LCD. I really do not want to be without a camera for 2 months. It is bull it happened in the first place, and it looks like I am not the only person this is happening to if you google. It looks like the QA is dodgy.
Ah, that makes a lot more sense.
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