Weather sealing user’s expectations

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Mike Hiran
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Re: Weather sealing user’s expectations
In reply to Zvonimir Tosic, 10 months ago

If I may add to this list - don't equate rain as the same as water under pressure like a squirt gun, a faucet, or showerhead.  Water under pressure has a much greater chance of pushing past seals than water that falls on a camera.

I have rinsed off my camera before (which means I took a risk) in a sink, but rather than letting the stream of water from the faucet fall straight on the lens, I put my hand into the stream so the water would drip onto the lens.  And I limited the flow of water that the faucet put out too - it was at maybe 1/4 flow, not full blast.

If something had gone wrong with my rinsing, I don't know if Pentax would cover the problem and I would not have expected them too.  But I was confident that it would be fine, nevertheless, the risk was mine and I was ok with that.

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