Back from Mongolia - K5 report in cold weather

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Back from Mongolia - K5 report in cold weather
Mar 17, 2012

Hi all

few weeks ago I was looking for some tips and advices on how would the Pentax K-5 survive the extreme cold of Mongolia.

Last week I came back with loads of pictures. I can say the K5 was excellent

  • Battery time was good, I did not use the grip, battery survived 1-3 days. when it was very cold (-25 c) it went down a little - but still was useful.

  • The Condensation was a minor issue, as long as I am not covering the camera it is ok. going inside the tent (yes we stayed in Mongolia tent) caused the issue to show up for a while - but not a big issue.

  • The displays on the camera - will be a little slow to respond, but I was able to get all the info from the viewfinder.

thanks a lot for the information

here are some pictures

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Pentax *ist DS2 Pentax K-5 Fujifilm X-E1 Pentax smc FA 50mm F1.4 Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL II (IF) +4 more
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