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Old Jun 24, 2010, 4:20 PM   #1
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Default Showered my K-7

I went and did it camera was starting to look a bit dusty in the groves and around the dials etc so on went the wr 18-55mm and after a dunk under the shower its looking like new again and still in working order gotta love the K-7 its a fantastic piece of kit!!!
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Yeah, well if it came out in such darn good working condition...
Where's all the photos?
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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I don't mind carrying the camera in some drizzle, but I'm not quite willing to shower it. But I suppose there's no real difference between a shower outside and a shower inside, is there? Glad it didn't have a problem.
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Ha ha - brave man.

I can just imagine the insurance claim - "well they said it was environmentally sealed" ..... " and just what were you taking photographs of in the shower sir ?" .... " well err err "

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Ha ha - brave man.

I can just imagine the insurance claim - "well they said it was environmentally sealed" ..... " and just what were you taking photographs of in the shower sir ?" .... " well err err "
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I'll wait for the next shower till they have the K5 or K3 then you've got a descend excuse to upgrade.
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I'll wait for the next shower till they have the K5 or K3 then you've got a descend excuse to upgrade.
lol very true - might 'accidentally' leave one of the rubber flaps slightly open =)

seriously though the weather sealing is very effective - i've had it out in the rain before and not worried at all the shower well that was quite alot more water hitting teh camera harder to was slightly concerned when i did it but it held up perfectly with no water ingress in the lens mount or any of the flappy bits =)
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Great to hear. Just opened the box to my new K-7 last night and am excited to give it a run. When you were showering your camera, did you have a lens on it? How have your Sigmas and Tamrons held up in wet weather? Kit came with the 18-55 WR lens, but am looking for a telephoto and want to be sure it will be as weather resistant as the body (if that's possible.) Appreciate any advice on telephotos that can handle weather.
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yeah a WR marked lens or a DA* lens on the body then you ok - anything else and its not water sealed and shouldn't go out in the rain let alone a shower

you choices for water resistant telephoto lenses come down to

pentax da 50-200mm WR
Pentax da* 50-135mm
Pentax da* 60-250mm
Pentax d fa 100mm Macro WR
Pentax da* 200mm
Pentax da* 300mm

sure someone will correct me if there are others but i think thats pretty much it for the telephoto lenses
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What about the DA 55-300mm? isn't that one considered WR?
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