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06-28-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Who was it that said weater sealing was not important...????

Hi all, just a quick drop in.

I am in currently in Hong Kong and got caught in the rain while hiking up to a monastery on Lantau Island. And when I say rain...I mean torrential tropical downpour that lasted an hour.

I was carrying the K20 and assorted lenses in my Tamrac sling bag. Upon arriving back home I tentatively unpacked the Tamrac.

The inside of the bag was wet!! The k20 was damp but OK, the two lenses in the side & bottom of the bag came out dripping water. Fortuneatley both have dried off and work fine.

Conclusion: Tamrac bag not water proof...and I need to pay more respect to the weather man.

PS: Shopping good, so far have added a 43 ltd to my kit and a Tokina 235 f2.8...and what a gem of a lens that is for $200!! (more on that later) , now I'm off to get a waterproof bag.

06-29-2008, 12:01 AM   #2
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Yes, when you shoot outdoor, it is important.

Unfortunately, not all out lenses and bodies are sealed. So, the solution is just a weather sealed bag. I had my Lowepro AW bag to protect all the stuff with a rain bag inside which can be opened to cover the whole bag under heavy rain. It saved my Pentax gear for times.

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Hi all, just a quick drop in.

I am in currently in Hong Kong and got caught in the rain while hiking up to a monastery on Lantau Island. And when I say rain...I mean torrential tropical downpour that lasted an hour.

I was carrying the K20 and assorted lenses in my Tamrac sling bag. Upon arriving back home I tentatively unpacked the Tamrac.

The inside of the bag was wet!! The k20 was damp but OK, the two lenses in the side & bottom of the bag came out dripping water. Fortuneatley both have dried off and work fine.

Conclusion: Tamrac bag not water proof...and I need to pay more respect to the weather man.

PS: Shopping good, so far have added a 43 ltd to my kit and a Tokina 235 f2.8...and what a gem of a lens that is for $200!! (more on that later) , now I'm off to get a waterproof bag.
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