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04-01-2013, 07:46 AM   #16
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Thank you all for your most attentive and helpful responses.
Here's wishing you a wonderful April 1.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Maybe you should put it in the microwave to dry it out?
I don't believe there is a warning for that inside the manual
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Humorously, there is another user who actually did what you wrote - you have to check out the sports photography thread. He stuck it in, snapped, pulled out, dried, and no problems whatsoever

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/115277-k-5-sports-photography-50.html#post1961670
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/115277-k-5-sports-photography-50.html#post1961942
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The problem here was not the water, but the chlorine (and probably urine; the Olympic champions admit that they pee in the pool) in the water. Pentax advertises resistance only to water, not to a chlorine/urine cocktail, and these chemical deposits have damaged the camera. To remove them, you need to thoroughly clean the camera with regular water. Take the lens off and run all parts of the lens under the tap (make sure to zoom and focus the lens aggressively whilst under the tap to break up any deposits!); then do the same for the camera (make sure you the mirror box is washed out well too, as deposits could be lurking there!). If the camera still doesn't work, the deposits have obviously adhered beyond the point of solubility, and you will have to shift them. To do this, use a hammer to strike all portions of the camera and lens. If somehow this fails, then you will have to buy a new hammer.


Maybe they should just designate a "peeing section" in the pool.

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Did you mount the lens the right way? The contacts should face the camera mount and the filter end should face outwards. It's pretty easy to do wrong.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Pentax K-5 Water proofing - false advertising
Thanks for your posting, it raised a wry grin with me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Maybe you should put it in the microwave to dry it out?
Don't be silly. You should not put a camera in a microwave oven.

Use a convential oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Don't forget to pre heat it.







This is a joke. Don't put a camera in the oven. Serious responses will resume on Tuesday, April second.
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This is a joke. Don't put a camera in the oven. Serious responses will resume on Tuesday, April second.
It's been the 2nd April for nearly 11 hours (here) so I'm gunna be confused what is tongue in cheek and what is real info!

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It's been the 2nd April for nearly 11 hours (here) so I'm gunna be confused what is tongue in cheek and what is real info!
That's OK I live confused
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It's been the 2nd April for nearly 11 hours (here) so I'm gunna be confused what is tongue in cheek and what is real info!
Good luck to you!
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