Pentax WR White Paper

Started Dec 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
markgv
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Re: Pentax WR White Paper
In reply to Paphios, Dec 22, 2012

I used a K-x and the WR DA 18-135 this summer on an archaeological dig where dust as fine as flour fills the air. The lens stayed cleaned. Even without changing the lens, however, the body got dust in it. The sensor could be cleaned well enough, but my viewfinder is rather speckled.

So, as indicated by that white paper shared by the OP, I shouldn't be surprised at all that dust got into the K-x and should be pleased that dust did not get into the 18-135.

Does a similar standard apply to WR cameras?

I.e., I'm surmising, then, that even a K-30 with the DA 18-135 would only improve my odds of not getting dust in the lens or body. Further, even a DA* with the K-30 might not keep dust out.

Before I go back to an archaeological site, I sure would like a dustproof rig...

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