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03-30-2008, 03:04 PM - 4 Likes   #1
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Dirt proof K100D Super

A week ago I took my camera in a cave as I usually do only this cave was really wet and muddy. No matter the efforts I couldn't keep my photo equipment clean and dry. This is how it looked like when I came home. Luckily the silica gel in an airtight household container dried the mud before too long.






If anyone is interested in the photos I took that day they are here

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I would probably scream in agony if I didn't like your pictures.
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Same thing with my MZ-S. No big problems, just wiped it down carefully.
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What filter were you using on the lens? The coating didn't seem to work well handling lighting.

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do you have pics on how you cleaned it?
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K100D Super for sale, Ex+ condition, well ... except for a few yellow stains, $150 shipped anywhere, even pay import tax for you (I'm desperate !!)

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I actually quite like the pattern of the mud on the camera! It's like some sort of camouflage.

Well, if you were trying to hide in some oilsand.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thear Quote
What filter were you using on the lens? The coating didn't seem to work well handling lighting.
The filter works fine without water drops on it. Its Hoya super duper whatever multi coating.

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do you have pics on how you cleaned it?
I put cotton cloth under running water and then squeezed it so that it wouldn't leave water drops on camera. A really quite simple method that doesn't take much time (say 10-15min).

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Can I have your magnifier loupe?
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Wow, you should send these to Pentax, they might use it for a commercial "Pentax takes a licking and keeps on clickin"
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QuoteOriginally posted by Techiechick Quote
Wow, you should send these to Pentax, they might use it for a commercial "Pentax takes a licking and keeps on clickin"
Do you work in Marketing??

roll with it!
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I won't believe it survived that mudbath until I see next set of pics
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I won't believe it survived that mudbath until I see next set of pics
It did survive. I have posted some picture made with it a week after the mud bath here
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Wow Matjaz, this is really something. If my K100D got that muddy, I wonder if I would accept it so well as You did ;-) (then again, mine is not "Super" :-))

Great set of cave pictures btw!

Bostjan

PS: v kateri jami pa je bilo to posneto?
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I had my share of scarry experiences with DS in caves and snow storm. I learned that it can get sprayed with water and won't suffer any consenquences if dried as soon as possible. I wasn't so sure about K100D Super because my friends K100D soon got some particles on both displays and now (after a year) even the sutter doesn't always trigger when pressed. OTOH my K100D Super has no such symptoms. Did I get a beeter built sample, do I take better care of camera or is it that Super is better built than it's older brother? I don't know.
I don't hesistate to take camera in cave and I already sacrificed three flashes in caves but so far not a single camera. Knock on wood.

The pictures were took in a recently discovered cave with working name Borovc.
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