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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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12-04-2009, 08:54 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben Hunt Quote
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...


WOW--that's faith in those seals!

12-04-2009, 06:46 PM   #47
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QuoteOriginally posted by shaylouway Quote
WOW--that's faith in those seals!

hehe, sure is....or atleast faith in thoes waranties :P hehe

Have a good one!
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Want to add: K10D exposed to heavy snow; no problems.
12-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #49
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Another satisfied K200D user here.... I bought it in the middle of our winter, took it out in the rain inmediately. No weather sealed lenses either!!

12-06-2009, 03:34 PM   #50
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Another K200D user voting for the non-existent K200D with no problems.

Haven't used it with WR lenses, but wandering around in the rain both at home and in the Ireland/UK (particularly Ireland) it got drenched a few times with my Sigma 10-20 on. Only issue was large drops of rain on the filter

Tried it out in high humidity too - the Eden Project in Cornwall tropical biome (the filter kept fogging up!) . No dramas detected.

Even the lens behaved in all circumstances. Remarkable.

12-07-2009, 10:49 PM   #51
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but K200D - used in light rain, no problems (using unsealed DA 18-55 AL II)
01-11-2010, 04:11 PM   #52
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My last experience in bad weather was some days ago when a was made some sunset very near the water and very windy.

My K20d and DA*16-50 came very wet and salty from the strong breze wind, i cleaned in the local but when i came home i put in the shower and cleaned it very well.

The Weather Sealing work very well for the two ocasion, so you donīt need have scare for put it in this condition.

Next time i wash my K20D and the lens i will take some pictures.
01-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #53
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I'm missing one option at the poll

K7 exposed to heavy rain and heavy snow, no problems
I would go for that option

01-15-2010, 03:20 PM   #54
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K200D exposed in rain, snow, freezing temps, dirt ...only problem was battery, btw i also used the kit 18-55II but usually wipe off moisture right after shooting ...the main pain i had since i don't use a "protection filter" was cleaning water spots which i'm really bad at...someone teach me please
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I use a lens hood at all times, and keep the front of the lens pointed down. Unless you stomp in a puddle, it helps.
01-16-2010, 01:28 PM   #56
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Never had problems with sand when I've used the k200d at the beach.
P.S. never say anybody else usind a DSLR at the beach!
01-16-2010, 03:51 PM   #57
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K-7 with 18-55 WR

Problems with lens I suppose rather than the K-7. Brand new lens. Not even in the rain - just cleaning off the front element and had condensation drops form inside front element an hour later than completely fogged the viewing.
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K200D w/ kit lens expose in light rain w/ no problems
01-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #59
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QuoteOriginally posted by shaylouway Quote
WOW--that's faith in those seals!
I just did similar stuff like Ben last week on my K20. I only did it because my real wheel doesn't respond anymore. No matter where I turn, left or right, the camera will not respond to it. Cannot change aperture in AV, or zoom in to the picture.

I recall people disucss about such issue being attributed to a dirty contact... so instead of sending it in for service.. I thought..maybe I should clean it myself.

So I wash the camera under a kitchen sink tab, just like Ben's photo, and turn the real wheel at the same time.. hoping some water can remove the dirt.

And...... it actually WORKS!! My real wheel is back to normal again.
ok.. it doesn't end here...

When I let the water run thru, I was worrying about the water going into the body thru the memory card door... and guess what... I found some water droplets on my SD card. Camera still turn on, and seems to work as usual. So its fine.

I lent my K20 to a friend the day after I washed it. He called me half a day later, describing about the weird behaviour of my K20. Like shutting down within minutes, LED light keeps turning on like camera is in a Coma state. Cannot respond to other stuff. A bit worrying.

So I asked him to air dry it for another day, and we Oz had a 38 degree day.. so drying very fast.

Long story short.. K20 came back to life! and he was using it for a friend wedding shoot.

Moral of the story: Still becareful when you wash your camera!!!

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