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09-20-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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K10D all wet from rain

On a drive to Davis, California yesterday, there were low storm clouds brewing in the sky. The dark clouds provided great contrast to the yellowing straw in the farm fields, so I thought I'd exit off the freeway to take a few shots.

There was already a light sprinkle of rain as I got out of the car to shoot. Now when I began to compose my shot, rain all of suddenly poured down out of the sky as if a large water faucet was opened. I covered the lens to insure it kept dry, and the body, no pun intended, got a nice shower. No worries I thought.

After shooting, I towel dried my camera and put it back in my bag with a few silica gel packets. When I left, I was happy and content because thanks to weather sealing I was able to take the shot and did not have to worry much about the weather affecting my camera. The K10D weather sealing worked for me.

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09-20-2007, 06:12 PM   #2
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Ain't it great :-)
I always get a chuckle when my XTi toting buddy starts to run for shelter when a light sprinkle starts!
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Damn it, man! The way the story started out I thought it was going to be a horror story of how the weather proofing didn't work and then Pentax didn't honour its warranty and then your lens fell on the floor (from your slippery, wet hands) and you ended up with no camera.

Glad it had a happy ending!
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I'd love to see the photo you took in the rain


BTW, weather sealing IS great, especially when a DA* lens is mounted:



09-21-2007, 12:41 AM   #5
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The K10D LE is a beauty, especially when soaked with water.

Here's the shot in pouring rain



Enjoy!
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EDIT: final photo posted after pp

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QuoteOriginally posted by imadethis Quote
The K10D LE is a beauty, especially when soaked with water.

Here's the shot in pouring rain. All of these shots are with the 16mm Zenitar:...
Very nice and beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.
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Once I was taking pictures in a snow storm so heavy I had to hold on to uv filter with my hand and I had to remove it yust before I pressed the shutter or snow flakes would get on filter. Needles to say my camera was covered with snoe that was melting on it.
When I got in the car the camera looked as it just came out of a washing machine. I wiped it, took the batteries out and never had a problem.
The camera was *Ist DS with Sigma 18-50/2.8 EX DC lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Matjazz Quote
Once I was taking pictures in a snow storm so heavy I had to hold on to uv filter with my hand and I had to remove it yust before I pressed the shutter or snow flakes would get on filter. Needles to say my camera was covered with snoe that was melting on it.
When I got in the car the camera looked as it just came out of a washing machine. I wiped it, took the batteries out and never had a problem.
The camera was *Ist DS with Sigma 18-50/2.8 EX DC lens.
So, there is no need to have weather sealing and it does still work! ;-)

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Even with the weather sealing of the 10D, I think every photographer ought to have a semi-heavy plastic bag tucked away in their camera bag. I've lost count of how many times having one has saved my gear. Almost every camera bag has a small flat pocket somewhere that is danged near useless. That's where I usually stash my plastic bag.

P.S. Great shots, btw! I especially like the one where the sun is breaking through the clouds over the mountains.
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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
I'd love to see the photo you took in the rain


BTW, weather sealing IS great, especially when a DA* lens is mounted:

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Nice to hear that the weather sealing worked. I have to ask, what is so special about the Limited edition of the K10D. I just bought the K10D, and had never heard of an LE version.
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Nice to hear that the weather sealing worked. I have to ask, what is so special about the Limited edition of the K10D. I just bought the K10D, and had never heard of an LE version.
Main Features of the PENTAX K10D Grand Prix Package

1. For this limited-edition package, a dark-brown rubber is specially applied to the camera body and the battery grip.
2. The PENTAX logo on the camera’s pentaprism housing, the K10D logo at the upper-left corner of the camera’s front panel, and the mode digital indications are in a standard gold color signifying the limited-edition status. The “CAMERA GRAND PRIX 2007“ lettering and the award logo mark are also displayed on the lower part of the LCD monitor of the camera’s back panel.
3. The specially designed leather camera strap features the “CAMERA GRAND PRIX 2007“ lettering, the award logo mark, and the K10D logo, in the same gold color.
4. Each camera body is identified with a serial number, which is exclusive to the PENTAX K10D Grand Prix Package.
5. The latest firmware (Ver.1.30), corresponding to SDM system, has been installed in the camera. PENTAX K10D GP’s camera body is corresponding to a supersonic motor-driven lens. SDM system mounted on a new-generation supersonic motor-driven lens assures smoother, quieter autofocusing operation using a build in supersonic motor.
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