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View Poll Results: Success of the weather sealing? (select all that apply)
Never taken it out in the rain 4016.13%
K10D exposed to light rain, no problems 6325.40%
K10D exposed to heavy rain, no problems 4919.76%
K10D exposed to rain, had problems 41.61%
K20D exposed to light rain, no problems 6325.40%
K20D exposed to heavy rain, no problems 4417.74%
K20D exposed to rain, had problems 62.42%
K7 exposed to light rain, no problems 4317.34%
K7 exposed to heavy rain, no problems 2610.48%
K7 exposed to rain, had problems 31.21%
K200D exposed to rain, had problems 52.02%
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11-18-2009, 09:00 AM   #31

I've just come back from 6 days in the UK Lake Distinct, well known for being very wet! I've not got any DA* lenses but I get round this with self sealing rubber tape on my cheap and cheerful 18-55, I don't really mind if the lens gets wet.

I was out in all weather, really nasty heavy rain and shooting. Had no problems at all, apart from my hands getting cold.

This was taken on one of the nicer days.

P.s. My hot shoe cover was lost quite a while ago so I can say that it makes no difference to the weather sealing.

11-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #32
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simplest and fastest way to clean after roughing it.

Not sure if it counts as weathersealing as thats how i clean my camera.

I dont have any weather-sealed lens.
11-26-2009, 10:49 PM   #33
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My experience with both the K20D and K10D in mist to monsoon rain was positive. I've done this at least 25 times and for extended periods of time.

I've also used the cameras on the beach dozens of times while shooting weddings. No problems with sand and dust blowing around.
11-26-2009, 11:02 PM   #34
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I've used the K10, K20 and K7 in light rain with no problems. When i saw the 18-55mm WR posts for $125 after Bing, I ordered one. i won't worry about those Florida down pours any longer.

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I didn't plan to test this feature in my Pentax K10D User Review with a DA* 16-50mm lens. However, it happened The Test I Never Wanted To Perform - Today I Had To

Check the full report with more pictures before, during and after the rain

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11-27-2009, 06:53 AM   #36
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Snow & rain many times but only with the DA* on, never had a problem.
11-30-2009, 05:03 AM   #37
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I meant to click Have k200d and have not have any problems with rain..
11-30-2009, 05:26 AM   #38
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QuoteOriginally posted by bergmania Quote
I meant to click Have k200d and have not have any problems with rain..
Same here. Spent the better part of a day in the rain last summer and no problems.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rei_vilo Quote
I didn't plan to test this feature in my Pentax K10DDA* 16-50mm lens.

However, it happened The Test I Never Wanted To Perform - Today I Had To
Some wonderful shots at the museum. Looks like a place you could spend the whole day just on the grounds taking pictures.
12-01-2009, 12:23 PM   #40
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i have taken my K200D out into the rain a bunch of times never had any problems. i live in Orlando so we get some nice storms.
12-02-2009, 06:43 AM   #41
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I never had a problem with my K200D and water.....this is how i cleaned my K200D after that big dust storm in Sydney and is now the way i clean my cameras every now and then when they get a bit mucky.

sorry bout the watermark, can't be arsed to remove it...sorry and sorry for the dirty plates....i have no idea what that is,maybe corn...


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12-03-2009, 07:24 AM   #42
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I've never rinsed it under a tap, but my K200D has seen a number of thunderstorms, plenty of beach spray and the odd bit of drizzle and lived to tell the tale. I don't own any sealed lenses, but the kit and my takumars have been fine. Of course, I usually try and shield the lens a bit, but it's great not having to worry about the body. So +1 for the non-existent 'K200D, rain, no probs' link. (But wouldn't have clicked anyway as I don't have sealed lenses).
12-03-2009, 11:46 PM   #43
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Living in the Pacific Northwest, I've taken my K10d out many times in snow and rain (particularly this fall). I only have the DA lenses (18-55, 55-300, 12-24) and have not had a single problem with the lenses. I can only think of a single trip when the camera finally had enough rain, perhaps due to my excessive lens changes.

The most "severe" effects I tend to see is some condensation "clouding" in the lower left corner of the back and top displays. My precautions are limited to a small travel umbrella (used to keep raindrops off of the front of the lens) and a hand towel to wipe down the camera whenever it goes back into my backpack.

I'm very happy with it's performance in adverse weather.
12-04-2009, 08:17 AM   #44
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My old k10 was rained on and snowed on (not very heavy) and never had any problems.

My k-7 spent two weeks with me in the bush getting hit with all types of precipitation from light to heavy with no issues other than I couldn't change my lenses as often as I might have liked.
12-04-2009, 08:51 AM   #45
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Got my K200, took it to Iceland a month later, wandered in and around waterfalls, pouring rain and general all round icky weather. Held up perfectly. Was a little paranoid at first but part of why I bought it was cause of the weather sealing!

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