Penrax K3 weather sealing problem.

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Penrax K3 weather sealing problem.
In reply to me_tarzan, Feb 9, 2014

me_tarzan wrote:

For sure. The camera is only a month old but it's a little disconcerting that this should have happened in the first place. Pentax have always been (in my experience) extremely well made and reliable. Have the new company (Ricoh) dropped production quality standards? It would be a sad day if Pentax lost the very thing that they have always been famous for ie, reliability and high quality.

I don’t think a Quality Control Defective Rate of “0” exists in manufacturing of commercial products. There are 92 seals in a K-3 so it is not surprising that a defective one can get through the process in 1 out of X cameras. Since many users buy this camera/lens because it is weather resistant, it may be advisable to perform a test with a new camera/lens under rainy conditions when it is new.


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