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07-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Another test of Pentax WR.

Are Pentax Cameras *That* Weather Proof? | DIYPhotography.net

US soldier Alex Jansen took his two Pentax Cameras, The K-7 and K-5 and tested just how weather sealed and dust proof they are.

Are Pentax Cameras *That* Wether Proof?

Although serving in Afghanistan, Alex was short of a real storm a the time of taking the video. He "compromised" by pouring a bag of sand on the poor bodies and rinsed them off in the showers. The cameras survived. Twice.

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Nice that Heie got featured! I wonder if he knows..
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He's all over the net.
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Impressive video that is going viral today. I think Heie needs to shoot video of some Canon/Nikon shooters in his platoon being challenged to do the same thing with their cameras.


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Good for him. Perhaps Pentax will take note. I hope so.
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Wow that is impressive ! «Stop this madness!!» and «Oh the horror» is right ! I was cringing and laughing all the way to the end...
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Nice that Heie got featured! I wonder if he knows..
I have a funny feeling he does....

And thanks all! I was absolutely NOT expecting it to go viral like it apparently has...this is awesome

QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Good for him. Perhaps Pentax will take note. I hope so.
*cough* 560mm f/5.6 *cough* lol Honestly just breaking the stigma of Pentax's third-rate performance as understood by the uneducated masses is good enough for me

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I think Heie needs to shoot video of some Canon/Nikon shooters in his platoon being challenged to do the same thing with their cameras.
I actually don't have a platoon - the mission is very specialized where I am in charge of 3 other soldiers (yes, that's right, the 4 of us mentor an entire company of 100 ANA soldiers...) And no one here has a DSLR other than me. BUT, I was washing the cameras off in front of some Polish soldiers, and they asked me "Is that Canon? Nikon?" "Nope, Pentax." And spent the next 10 minutes enlightening them on Pentax's offerings Also, remember the fire in one of my updates? I ran into a Polish Special Forces soldier that was out with his K200D

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Wow that is impressive ! «Stop this madness!!» and «Oh the horror» is right ! I was cringing and laughing all the way to the end...
Glad you enjoyed the injected humor

-Heie
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Does he always take pictures with the lens cap on ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kh1234567890 Quote
Does he always take pictures with the lens cap on ?
If you see the 10 deployment updates he has done, then you'd know the answer is No.
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