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06-10-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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Hi from NZ

I'm Brian from New Zealand and a recent convert to digital photography. Having owned many pentax SLR's over the years (from the K1000 to the ME super) I purchased a K100D just prior to a trip to the Caribbean about two years ago. I am now a full convert to digital and have just upgraded to the K20D with a 16 - 45 mm zoom and really loving the new camera. I spend a lot of my recreational time in the outdoors and invariably bad weather. Although the K20D is weather proof I still have reservations about taking an electronic camera with me (having had the ME Super die on me in the hills) so I may still use my K1000 or OM1 for the extreme conditions!

06-10-2009, 06:28 AM   #2
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Welcome Brian. It takes a a couple of times shooting in wet, rainy weather to become comfortable and trust the weather sealing, but believe me, it does work well. Enjoy the forum
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I've shot in light rain with my noon-weathersealed K100D with no ill effects - you'll be fine.

Of course, being that you are in New Zealand, the pressure is on for you to provide awesome landscape shots.
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Hey Brian, welcome.

We have our own spot on here - Kiwi Pentaxians. You're very welcome to swing by. There's a few Wellies here.

I've used my K20D in some very wet conditions, though have to use a plastic bag over my Sigma lens, at least not worrying about the body getting wet is less stressful.

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Welcome to these forums Brian! Shooting digital brought me back to film again....
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Thanks for the welcome. I shall endeavour to down load some photos - once I have figured out how!...
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Welcome! Always nice to have more kiwis around!
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