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09-16-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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One of the reasons I bought the K50 was the WR, but mostly because I thought it simply give it ruggedness - Haven't tried it out at any wet soccer games...

So, my question to the forum; Who has experienced the WR properties of their camera

Seems like an expensive experiment

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I got the k-50 and used it with the wr 18-55 kit lens in a family vacation and it rained nonstop for 3 out of the 12 days. We tented 2 of the rainy nights. No problems with the camera or lens. I forgot my camera strap and started a 6 hour hike that ended up raining for 4 hours. Got a few good shots by a waterfall and we got soaked. The entire hike was fun and I never felt like I was going to drop the camera or anything. I think this is a good testament to the form of the body as it was just natural for me to hold it. The only thing with the wr is that I was to scared to change lens when the weather was wet. Hope this helped. I love that camera so far. Just with I would have shot the vacation in raw+ because we had trouble downloading photos on our trip. I guess that was my beginners mistake
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QuoteOriginally posted by ma.s Quote
One of the reasons I bought the K50 was the WR, but mostly because I thought it simply give it ruggedness - Haven't tried it out at any wet soccer games...

So, my question to the forum; Who has experienced the WR properties of their camera

Seems like an expensive experiment
I regularly use my K-5 and WR lens in the rain. Mostly at my son's football games. When it's only lightly dripping, I'm happy to use my 300mm lens, but if it's very wet, I stick with the WR lens. I would like a longer WR lens.
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I think I've tried every single piece of my WR/AW gear at its worst (and probably past it) and (knock on wood) nothing yet. -10F photo shoot covered/rolling in snow for 3+ hours, check (18-135, 100 macro WR, 55 with both K-3 and K-30). Shooting macro (incl. 1.4x TC) in rain, sleet and ice storms, check. Lightning on interval shooting in thunderstorm for an hour, check. I've even had a remote trigger hooked up (I forgot to detach) before a heavy downpour and kept shooting without issue.

Anyways once I'm done I bring the gear inside, wipe off and let it adjust to ambient temp/humidity (if there's a big difference) and dry naturally (couple hours) before I change lenses or take out the memory card. Check out Heie's video on YouTube if you really want a good demo of WR/AW sealing...

Long story short, I trust the WR

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I took my Kx out into very heavy rain with the kit lens, and it handled beautifully. We both needed towelling off after that.
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Which lens do you have ma.s?
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I took the K-3 and the DA* 50-135 out in the rain in Manhattan this morning with no fear.
I regularly take the K-50 with the DA 18-135 out in the boat when we go fishing. Its an old 14 foot john boat, so its a struggle not to get it soaked. I have never experienced any problems with it.
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I did shoot pictures at two drizzly football games last week with my k50 and 50-200 wr. I just got my outfit at the end of April this year, so I understand your reluctance... I actually put it up for about 20 minutes at the first game when it started to rain, but then decided to go ahead and test the wr out. I did let it dry out of the bag overnight before putting it up...No problems...lovin my k50.

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When people, with Canikons, tell you your going to ruin your "Camera" by shooting in the heavy rain?
I usually tell them it's WR ( same as the lense ).
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I got the Costco kit - think it's 18-55 and 70-200, believe both are WR (I'm at work)

Recently got the "cheap": Sigma 70-300 (non WR I'm sure) for soccer game shooting
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