Weatherproofing a non-weatherproof lens

Started Aug 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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paulnptld Forum Member • Posts: 61
Weatherproofing a non-weatherproof lens

Hi all. I have a K30 with two WR lenses, the 18-55 and the 50-200. I recently purchased a pristine though older 50mm f1.4 manual focus prime from Pentax. K mount, delivering amazing shots so far, but not weather sealed.

So here's the issue. I'm going to Burning Man in a few weeks and really, really, really want to use this lens. Are there any tricks to protecting a lens like this from a dusty environment? And we're not talking about regular dust here. It's like fine talc.

I've talked to a bunch of people that have shot with Pentax kits on the playa, with great results and no damage to their gear. Any suggestions or tricks for protecting this lens would be appreciated!

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