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01-02-2016, 08:12 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by disord3r Quote
It appears that the guy reviewing the camera is treating it as fully disposable, because he owns a camera shop and gets one for free (probably) to induce him to sell'em. The vid does have captions saying, in effect, "don't attempt this at home". I shor's-hell wouldn't. Nice to know, again, "pizza mind" (what a clever turn of phrase), as my K-50 and WR lenses ought to hold up to what I'll do to 'em (being "an enthusiast", you know).

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Before I owned a K10, I owned a K100 and I was hiking in El Salvador on the Volcan Izalco. It was a clear day when we started but halfway through the hike it dumped rain down. I put my camera immediately in a (non-sealed) pack and let it dry for awhile after I got back. There was water all through the camera. When I tried the camera again, it would take photos, but the LCD never worked.

Since that time, I have used sealed cameras and lenses in similar conditions without problem. Could I wrap my camera in a plastic bag and achieve a similar result? Maybe, but why? In my experience, weather sealing is a little bit of insurance against the elements when I am out in them.
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