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01-26-2017, 04:38 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Daniel at Adorama tries out the KP



01-26-2017, 04:50 AM   #2
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Thanks Clackers.

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Interesting. I wonder when we will get our first look at its six figure ISO?
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The ability to go to 1/24000 shutter speed, (1.3 stops more than a manual shutter) is pretty interesting. Giving one the ability to open up the lens for narrow DoF, in brighter conditions, than before.

But ya, show us a 32,000 ISO image, that's what we are waiting for. We all know 6 figure ISO is going to suck.

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he's got a rain-proof DA 40mm prime lens ???!

I was surprised to see Adorama feature the KP with a DA 40mm lens all covered with water-dropped .

How many here would go out shooting in the rain with a DA 40?

I'd like to do it with only a rubber band sealing off the mount. How sensible is that?
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How many here would go out shooting in the rain with a DA 40?
I wouldn't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by close-enough Quote
I was surprised to see Adorama feature the KP with a DA 40mm lens all covered with water-dropped .

How many here would go out shooting in the rain with a DA 40?

I'd like to do it with only a rubber band sealing off the mount. How sensible is that?
I would!

I've taken the FA 43 into the rain, and a (unsealed) 18-55 in the rain before that. Does everyone think people just didn't shoot in harsh weather before there were explicitly weather sealed lenses? I mean the LX was marketed as a sealed camera, with no sealed lenses to go with it.
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I would!

I've taken the FA 43 into the rain, and a (unsealed) 18-55 in the rain before that. Does everyone think people just didn't shoot in harsh weather before there were explicitly weather sealed lenses? I mean the LX was marketed as a sealed camera, with no sealed lenses to go with it.
(Laughs)

If you paid for the gear, it's not worth it, IMHO!

We have had people here complain they trashed their weather sealed body and lens combo, from use in the rain.

The warranty doesn't cover such damage, either.

In another thread, somebody mentioned a YouTube video where two of the participants stuffed up their 5D Mk IIIs in the rain.

Again, I don't know an ILC manufacturer whose warranty covers water ingress, no matter what their advertising suggests.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
(Laughs)

If you paid for the gear, it's not worth it, IMHO!

We have had people here complain they trashed their weather sealed body and lens combo, from use in the rain.

The warranty doesn't cover such damage, either.

In another thread, somebody mentioned a YouTube video where two of the participants stuffed up their 5D Mk IIIs in the rain.

Again, I don't know an ILC manufacturer whose warranty covers water ingress, no matter what their advertising suggests.
I'm aware of all that, I prefer weathersealed gear when I can, and I do take precautions against rain and condensation, but it doesn't stop me from going out and getting the shot.

Nothing bad has happened to my gear in the six years I've been treating it this way, so I must be doing something right.
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I'm aware of all that, I prefer weathersealed gear when I can, and I do take precautions against rain and condensation, but it doesn't stop me from going out and getting the shot.

Nothing bad has happened to my gear in the six years I've been treating it this way, so I must be doing something right.
You're rolling dice, LD!
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Interesting how small the KP looks when being handled - isometric images don't tell the whole story, clearly. Of course, it could be that Daniel is a very big man (restrain yourself, Mr Clark...)
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Wow, it really does look tiny. It's making me miss my DA 40 (must find time to pick it up from repair).

I have used many lenses in the rain and always take care, sealed or not. Apply some common sense and there's quite a lot you can do in the rain without your equipment suffering any damage at all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
(Laughs)
If you paid for the gear, it's not worth it, IMHO!
We have had people here complain they trashed their weather sealed body and lens combo, from use in the rain.
The warranty doesn't cover such damage, either.
In another thread, somebody mentioned a YouTube video where two of the participants stuffed up their 5D Mk IIIs in the rain.
Again, I don't know an ILC manufacturer whose warranty covers water ingress, no matter what their advertising suggests.
I don't see what the big deal is when it comes to getting your camera wet
This is how I clean my canon gear

I am not worried about a little water , just make sure you rise off all the soap
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithedreamer Quote
I'm aware of all that, I prefer weathersealed gear when I can, and I do take precautions against rain and condensation, but it doesn't stop me from going out and getting the shot.

Nothing bad has happened to my gear in the six years I've been treating it this way, so I must be doing something right.
Same here... a little common sense goes a long way.
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I am not worried about a little water ,
I have shot in the rain too many times, Ian. Someday, my number will come up.

These things are deliberately not IPEX rated - that's the international standard for water ingress.

You will not be entitled to your money back.
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