Penrax K3 weather sealing problem.

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
Zvonimir Tosic
Zvonimir Tosic Senior Member • Posts: 2,775

tcom wrote:

A few months ago, I would have given the same reply. But in the meantime, I have learned that water ingress is a reason for Ricoh to void the warranty. It is now up to Ricoh to decide whether they honor the warranty or voiding it.

I wish good luck to the original poster.

Not only did I have to pay a new camera after Ricoh voided the warranty, I also had to pay a service tax since the 10 months old camera was not anymore under warranty...

My mistake was to have used the K5 IIs in the fog on an afternoon with a non weather sealed lens, the DA15. Even if the analyses of the inner parts of the camera points to a defect in the seal of the AF/MF switch, Ricoh does not mind, water ingress is a reason to void the warranty.

My lessons learned is not to use a weather sealed Ricoh camera again in adverse conditions without weather sealed lens.

It is true for ANY manufacturer's camera not only Ricoh.

It is plain common sense, right?

But this thread is indeed becoming weird and nonsensical.

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