Weather sealing a new trend !

Started Apr 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 6,375
Re: Weather sealing a new trend !

Hi Steve,

I'm not so sure it's a new trend - it started in non-pro DSLRs with the K10D back in 2006.  I think we can thank Pentax for bringing it to enthusiast models.  Other brands have taken it up since then.

It's odd that until very recently, the whole mirror-less ILC genre weren't sealed.  The Olympus OMD EM5 was the first, and premium priced cameras from Fuji and Sony weren't sealed.  Both of those companies have only just released sealed cameras in the last six months with the XT1 and the A7/r.  (NB that Sony have withdrawn the water resistance claim for the A7 and A7r).

As far as I can see, the quality of the sealing  - gaskets and doors etc - is still far better from Pentax than any other maker I've seen.   At least that's the case for enthusiast cameras - I've never owned or checked out Canon or Nikon's heavyweight pro DSLRs.

Miss your frog shots........good to see one in the article.  Do you ever still use your old M42 200mm Tele-Takumar?  I'm often tempted to try one and they're so small and cheap......

Regards, Rod

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