how does weather-sealed work out in practice?

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how does weather-sealed work out in practice?
Feb 29, 2012

I've been interested in the k-5 because of its weather sealing (among other great features) at a relatively low price with the $300 sale going around.

however...now that i think about it, i don't actually know exactly how weather sealing would benefit me. I imagine I'd be able to shoot in the rain, humid areas without big worry for mold growing inside lenses/body, in the snow, etc.

are these assumptions true? and also, for shooting in the rain, i just realized that the rain drops would probably get on the lens's glass, and although weather proofed, would ruin a photo with a bunch of rain drops in the foreground. is there a work-around to this?

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