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07-13-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
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Question. K50 is weather sealed.

Will it hurt it to leave it in the car? I travel 70,000 miles a year.

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07-13-2015, 10:03 PM   #2
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welcome aboard! the excessive and continuous heat will not be healthy for it and even more so for the lenses! it can mess up the oil that is on them and get everywhere!
short durations maybe no big deal but long periods of zero climate control not recommended or I wouldn't.....that's alotta traveling!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandmansc Quote
Will it hurt it to leave it in the car? I travel 70,000 miles a year.
As indicated, it is not recommended. But if you have to, leave your camera in a ice bag (cooler bag) in the boot.
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Welcome to the forum, wow that's some annual mileage... many photo ops spring to mind.

I wouldn't leave my kit in extreme conditions in a vehicle, besides that it would be in my hands taking photographs.

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Thanks for the welcome and the advice. I am a financial planner...so I'm typically walking in, having a meeting, then back in my car. Sometimes it's a few hours though.

I do have a soft cooler back, I thought about keeping the body and lens in there when I travel but wasn't sure if that would hurt it either...lol

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Welcome! Just remember you need a WR lens on your WR body for the camera to be weather resistant. On some of the kits, Pentax provided a non-WR lens. If your lens says WR on though you're safe. I mention this since I've seen some buy a Pentax WR body and automatically assume it is safe to take it in the rain with any lens.. but their lens doesn't have any weather seals on it (non-WR lens). yikes.


If your car doesn't get too hot it would probably be ok.. if it is 85+F in there then that might be a problem... basically summer just about everywhere (since the inside of the car is going to be much warmer than air temperature outside). And of course keep it out of direct sunlight when storing, even when it is cooler out.. Fall and Winter would probably be OK but cold will tire the batteries quicker.
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Good stuff. I'll have to check. Thanks.

So in the summer here in Ky it can get 100 degrees.

Is it safe to put it in a cooler ?

I have an ice pack, in a Baggie, wrapped w a towel so moisture doesn't cause a problem. Then the camera is wrapped in a towel.

Cold doesn't hurt a dslr right? Sorry. Newbie here.

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A cooler without ice pack might be enough. Leave uncovered while you're in the car with AC running, then throw a towel over it or something like that while you're out. On the floor in the passenger section may be good. Trunk isn't bad either.

Cold is less trouble than hot for electronics. Neither are good for batteries over the long term. Heat probably worse.

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Awesome. Thanks
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How do I convert dng to JPEG ??
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How do I convert dng to JPEG ??
Check out the post-processing forum here. There are lots of choices.
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