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Old Jan 7, 2007, 3:21 AM   #1
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Maybe someone can help me ?

The K10D is water resistant which is pretty cool but what about the lenses ?

What`s the point of having such a body if the lens will suffer from rain ?
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 4:05 AM   #2
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Pentax will be releasing new lenses with weather resistant seals soon.

So at the moment, this k10D feature isn't very useful!
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 5:18 AM   #3
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The better the body is closed the less contamination can enter the camera. Ok changing the lens is in comparisson mmmmmuchhh worse, but any small thing helps - Ronny
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 5:39 AM   #4
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That`s why water resistant is cool but it has it`s limitations.

So when it rains it`s ONLY possible to use it with special lenses who are water proof too, but will these new Pentax lenses be any good ?

I think that the people who will buy such a great DSLR will be looking for very high quality results therefore they`ll be buying very high quality lenses too which will not be suited to rainny environments.

Ok . maybe you`d think i`m too much focused on that "water resistant" feature but nevertheless for me it`s a very important point.
Why ? well i live in Brussels and here it rains a lot and you wouldn`t believe the number of times i wished i could take my DSLR along on my free days.
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 6:23 AM   #5
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guillermovilas wrote:
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That`s why water resistant is cool but it has it`s limitations.

So when it rains it`s ONLY possible to use it with special lenses who are water proof too, but will these new Pentax lenses be any good ?

I think that the people who will buy such a great DSLR will be looking for very high quality results therefore they`ll be buying very high quality lenses too which will not be suited to rainy environments.

Ok . maybe you`d think i`m too much focused on that "water resistant" feature but nevertheless for me it`s a very important point.
Why ? well i live in Brussels and here it rains a lot and you wouldn't believe the number of times i wished i could take my DSLR along on my free days.
Aren't we overlooking something rather obvious - if it's raining, the image quality will surely suffer as the light cannot penetrate through the water droplets.

I always take my camera out on walks, even when it's raining. The camera sits under my fleece which is worn under a waterproof. When I want to take a picture the camera is taken out for a short moment (to the leeward side of the weather where possible), then replaced in it's dry environment. Thus far, I've experienced no adverse effects.

This obviously wouldn't' suffice in say a professional application where the camera would have to exposed for longer but then, I'm no professional.
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 6:30 AM   #6
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have to concur with Catbells, the weather has not yet stopped me from taking a camera with me, although I haven't taken that many shots in the rain.
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 6:50 AM   #7
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I participated in a shooting day from a Belgian forum the other day, and it was raining all day long.

The *ist DL held up pretty nicely even with some drops on the camera body.

The only thing I forgot was that I didnt have a hood for the 49mm thread of my 50mm lens, so drops kept falling on the front element, whiched resulted in having to clean it every 2 minutes :?

So I'd say wrap some plastic around the lens (although I don't think this is necessary if you don't expose it to rain for too long), and use one of those rubber or plastic hoods and you'll be fine.

(For the record: the Rebel XT of one the other guys started tripping and shutting down after a while in the rain...)
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 7:22 AM   #8
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Hi All,

Don't you guys carry plastic food storage bage in your camera case for when it is raining?

I don't shoot in the rain, Snow yes. I am a marker at the international continental ski jump in Iron Mountain, Michigan. I shoot from the stairs next to the hill where I mark the jumps. My camera is usually under my coat being kept nice and warm. But me I am freezing my butt off. Last year the first day was a brisk -49 degrees.

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you could always by a 1D series EOS and L series lenses if you want weatherproofed all round, but expect to pay more than $1000 for your kit.
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I guess I am confused as to why having the camera rain proof is so important, since taking photographs in the rain is less than a great experinace. It is hard to keep the lens clean enough for a good photo and the rain drops take away from the quality of the final image.

I would think a Pentax Optio WP completely waterproof camera would be a better choice for that kind of situation and keep the K10D for times when you can get the quality images it was designed for without having rain drops in the way.

Take the K10D along in a WP case, use the Optio when it is raining and take out the K10D when it clears up.

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