Educate me on Pentax

Started Mar 3, 2016 | Discussions thread
Englund Regular Member • Posts: 471
Re: Educate me on Pentax

Hi there,

When it comes to WR I was very comfortable rinsing my K5 camera under the tap after a very dusty and messy experience (see link below). Last time I posted this picture some other members frowned a little and suggested that this was maybe to take it too far, perhaps I was just lucky. Also, check for postings by a guy called Heie2 ( I think) who has taken his pentaxes on army trips to desert countries where they have been subjected to all kinds of abuse.

I have also been skiing downhill with my k5 hanging exposed around my neck in about -10 C (add wind chill factor to that) with no problems, except for one or two times when the camera froze (pun intended) and I had to take out and reinsert the battery.

All of the above was done with the WR kit zoom DA 18-55 attached.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56975594

cheers,

Mikael

Parks71a wrote:

I am researching a new system and I accidentally came across Pentax. I know a lot about Sony, Nikon, and canon. The specs of the k3 and features appear to be much better than the other systems. Here's some questions.

what mount is for the k3? So I can research lenses.

what mount for the K1?

how well does the astrotracer work?

how good is the weather seal? Can I shoot in the rain or snow?

cost of lenses vs Nikon and canon?

3rd party support for either mount?

why are these cameras so inexpensive compared to competitors?

any downsides to the two systems u notice from use?

i know I can and I will research a lot of this but I feel the best feedback is from real users so thanks for any input!!

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