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07-10-2013, 06:23 AM   #16
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are you questioning "truth in advertising"?...lol

PS Proud Canadian here as well, never seen this advert.

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QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
Just thought Iīd share this one, I havenīt seen it posted before:



I guess it is weird they decided to use a hose because it is quite high pressure.. Although the flow seems like dew. Very little drops (donīt know the term in english)

EDIT: Maybe they felt inspired by @Heieīs video??
What is really amazing is that Pentax Canada is actually advertising! I haven't seem them advertise in my 38 years of using Pentax gear.
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Your point would be that ALL products have defective copies and ones that fail? Or that no one uses the term "waterproof" after several hefty settlements against watch makers decades ago, the term is "water resistant" now.

I've used my K-5 + 18-135 in full on rain (when all the other APS-C users ran for cover and only 2 pros with FFs and I were left to get the shots) with no problems, as have many others here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
Just thought Iīd share this one, I havenīt seen it posted before
QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
are you questioning "truth in advertising"?
QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Your point would be that ALL products have defective copies and ones that fail?
I was only pointing out that the video had been posted before.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TenZ.NL Quote
You're kidding, right? I've seen too many vids where this goes wrong due to the use of a pressurized hose.
Yes, of course I was kidding. Did you not notice the smiley??
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lets go army style ^^
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There are so many known cases of Pentax WR failing that this advertisement can be classified as a straight out lie.
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well from experience on the field as far as watertightness goes. I can vouch for the K30 when the going got "pouring", i was the only one shooting. We had one canon fail, one of the canon bodies had a major electrical default due to infiltration on the lens ring. One nikon fail, battery section , suspected fault was the battery compartment door at fault.
It's not that i want the WR to fail.I just need to know how far i can go with this, to have confidence in what it can do. know my limits so to speak.

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It's the sand on the lens that makes me cringe.
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filters filters filters ^^ they also come in handy for that reason.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
It's the sand on the lens that makes me cringe.
Heie had the hoods and lens caps on when dumping sand.
The small child was dumping sand from the behind the camera and while some sand did land just inside the hood, none landed on the front optics.

For me the lesson is that the hood will protect the front element from all but direct intrusion of unwanted material. You will also note that in neither video was water used directly on the front element.

I have UV filters in my bag, but unless I feel the risk is great of a direct assault against the front element, I will trust the protection of my lens hood.
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What make everyone sure this is a Pentax Canada sponsored ad? Did I miss something? Looks like it might just be a portfolio filler fake ad this guy made up. Still amusing...forwarded the link to a buddy of mine who's just upgraded to the K-30 w/ 18-135mm WR combo.
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