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12-19-2014, 11:54 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Cynical much? No, it meant that they then asked me all about the system, commented on how small and solid it was, and were generally like most real pros - photographers first, not fanboys.
Yep, cynical much. Glad to know they weren't jackasses.

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Yep, cynical much. Glad to know they weren't jackasses.
Nope. Nice to hang with the pros actually. Most pros are OK as long as you're not over zealous in my experience. Got a few good tips for the shooting situation that helped improve those pictures too.

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I would add that unless you have a WR lens attatched, it is not WR.
To clarify they do not need to have the WR on them, the DA * lenses are also weather resistant.
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To clarify they do not need to have the WR on them, the DA * lenses are also weather resistant.

So.... you mean to tell me the new DA 50mm, f:1.8 I won is weather resistant? If so.... YEAH!

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So.... you mean to tell me the new DA 50mm, f:1.8 I won is weather resistant? If so.... YEAH!
No it is not. DA* lenses are higher grade lenses, but not Ltd lenses. Your DA50/1.8 is a standard grade Pentax lens and not WR.
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No it is not. DA* lenses are higher grade lenses, but not Ltd lenses. Your DA50/1.8 is a standard grade Pentax lens and not WR.

Dang! Oh well, I will NOT look a gift horse in the mouth!
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o clarify they do not need to have the WR on them, the DA * lenses are also weather resistant.
True.. the DA* may not say WR but they are WR lenses. But that mayhave needed to be clarified. Thanks for doing that

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The DA* (DA Star) lenses are marked AW -- all weather -- which is better than WR. The 560mm shares that, despite not being labeled da*, as do some of the 645 lenses. (note that none of the FA* or A* lenses are weather sealed -- that's a fairly new innovation)

Short version: if the lens is on this list, it will seal your camera (But it may not *fit* your camera -- ignore the ones that say "645" in the lens name -- those are for the 645D/Z camera bodies):

WR Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

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The easiest way of course would be to spot the o-ring (usually red on the Pentax lenses):


Pentax DA 55-300mm WR



Does anyone else make WR lenses for our cameras besides Pentax?
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