Why has Pentax thrown the K-5 "under the bus?"

Started Jul 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Underdog 3000
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Re: WR Confusion
In reply to SBS, Jul 12, 2012

SBS wrote:

I'm sure WR is a very desirable characteristic. I just wonder how many on this forum really need it? Like how many people who drive 4-wheel drive vehicles actually use it? Etc., etc. You get my drift. I use the K5 professionally almost every weekend and I still haven't needed WR.

I agree. I live in the woods. It's always wet. Most of my gear is sealed but it cost me an arm and a leg so treat it like one of my kids. I never missed a shot due to this. Besides, if they weatherseal a lens with rubber gaskets which add friction - slow down focus - reduce battery life on a $250 lense. The cries would be worse than what I hear now.

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