Hands on with the new A700

Started Sep 6, 2007 | Discussions thread
liquid stereo
liquid stereo Veteran Member • Posts: 7,286
Don't start getting real

Why inject reality into our discussions?

Henry Richardson wrote:

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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