Hands on with the new A700

Started Sep 6, 2007 | Discussions thread
Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 19,823
environmental seals & bucket of water

optical_illusion wrote:

It means it's not usable in rain, unlike Pentax K10D that is durable
even when a bucket of water is thrown onto the camera. A700 is about
double the price of K10D. Nevertheless the sealing performance of
A700 is inferior to that of K10D. Oh well.

Would you allow me to test that out with your K10D? Here is an interesting anecdote about $8000 Canon 1Ds mkII environmental sealed bodies:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/aa-07-worked.shtml

"There were quite a few camera failures, most of them occasioned by our shooting in rain on the first day ashore in The Falklands. The rain was not heavy – more a persistent drizzle than a heavy rain, but it took its toll. In all, 90 minutes of wet shooting produced six 1Ds MKII cameras which stopped working for one reason or another. Three of them recovered after a night of drying out. Three remained hors de combat for the rest of the trip."

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