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04-03-2019, 07:24 PM - 1 Like   #1
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K70 +18-135 weather seal test video!

As the title said
here is the video i made few months ago, really enjoy the light shower, thing worked perfectly fine after that, no leak



and this is few week ago on the beach, i accidentally pushed the test to higher limit

- body worked fine, no leak, have to shower few time to make some sands go away to unstuck the shutter button
- the len seem fine, no leak? but the mainboard malfunction (can't AF)...oops!



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Impressive

What is your plan if the seals fail? (Just curious)


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Impressive

What is your plan if the seals fail? (Just curious)


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i know the risk now i swear i will never dare to do that again
time will tell

have to enjoy photography as much as possible then
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One of my favorite sayings is “Just because you can. Doesn’t mean you should.”. I look at WR as allowing me not to panic if say a sudden downpour unleashes on me or I would like to grab a couple of shots in some nasty weather. But to intentionally doing what you did and I’m guessing that it was salt water on top of it. Is tempting the camera gods to make you pay. Remind me to never purchase any used gear from you.

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One of my favorite sayings is “Just because you can. Doesn’t mean you should.”. I look at WR as allowing me not to panic if say a sudden downpour unleashes on me or I would like to grab a couple of shots in some nasty weather. But to intentionally doing what you did and I’m guessing that it was salt water on top of it. Is tempting the camera gods to make you pay. Remind me to never purchase any used gear from you.
oh okay!
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So is the lens still not working, KK?

Neither it nor the camera are certified to be waterproof, and damage from water or mud are not covered by your warranty, have a read of your booklet!
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So is the lens still not working, KK?

Neither it nor the camera are certified to be waterproof, and damage from water or mud are not covered by your warranty, have a read of your booklet!
i sent the len to repair center, hope the cost is not much or else i have to buy new len time to upgrade!

aye, really aware that too, but i still happy for myself to know the limitation of my gear

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QuoteOriginally posted by KoolKool Quote
As the title said
here is the video i made few months ago, really enjoy the light shower, thing worked perfectly fine after that, no leak

My Pentax K70 - Light shower water resistance test - YouTube


and this is few week ago on the beach, i accidentally pushed the test to higher limit

- body worked fine, no leak, have to shower few time to make some sands go away to unstuck the shutter button
- the len seem fine, no leak? but the mainboard malfunction (can't AF)...oops!



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QuoteOriginally posted by steve_k Quote
One of my favorite sayings is “Just because you can. Doesn’t mean you should.”. I look at WR as allowing me not to panic if say a sudden downpour unleashes on me or I would like to grab a couple of shots in some nasty weather. But to intentionally doing what you did and I’m guessing that it was salt water on top of it. Is tempting the camera gods to make you pay. Remind me to never purchase any used gear from you.
I would suggest you read the difference between "weather resistant & water resistant" here is a good article.

" Again, keep in mind that “weather sealed” is not “waterproof”. An unexpected dunk in the river could be the demise of even an expensive professional-grade camera. Electronics notoriously do not mix well with water. A good rule of thumb would be that if you have to dig out your rain gear to protect yourself from the elements, then your very expensive camera and glass should have some protection as well. Check out this article for some ideas for protecting your gear without breaking the bank."

What is weather sealing on a camera? – Improve Photography

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