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10-29-2010, 11:04 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote
Yeah, but I wouldn't try this with any of those lenses (18-250 or the VL 58 (though I do covet that lens ))
My VL 58 (& K-7) went in the water (seawater) and in the mud: it suffered worst than a bottle of water poored on it. It is a true WR lens without the badge.

With the DA18-250mm, the main concern in bad weather is the zoom pumping action, Again some TLC (tender love & care) does help to handle some atrocious conditions...

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Ok. I wasn't there, have to take your word for it. I wonder if my VL 180 f4 is WR as well (not going to test it though).

I know that most lenses (and cameras) can be used in unfavorable conditions with a little extra care. However, I've taken enough lenses apart to know that most would not survive the water bottle test, let alone a dunk in the ocean. Getting snowed on or caught in a downpour, perhaps though.

Apparently I was wrong anyway, the 60-250 is an f4 lens, not an f2.8.

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