The weather seals are more effective if one has weather sealed lens too. Such lenses are costly and few. These are more important if you shoot in very humid environment (water sports, swimming, shooting in rain, etc.). Else a wipe of cloth and storing the equipment in dry condition with Silica Gel pouch in bag is good enough.The most important thing is : Store after drying only..
The one sticking point for me is the k10d's weather seals, which is afeature that the E-510 does not have. Just how much water/weathercan the k10d tolerate that the E-510 cannot? Does anyone know? Itwould be nice to not have to worry about my camera if it starts torain. If I can get information on that question then I think I'll beready to make my decision. I would appreciate any advice anyone canprovide. Thanks..
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The one sticking point for me is the k10d's weather seals, which is afeature that the E-510 does not have..
Only useful if the lens you put on the K10D has weather seals too. I think the only ones offered by Pentax are the 16-50mm f/2.8 SDM and the 50-135mm f/2.8 SDM. Ironically, Olympus has much more sealed lenses to offer, but only two of their bodies - the E-1 and the new E-3 - are weatherproofed. The E-1 can be had for very little money now used, but it does not offer LiveView or IS. The E-3 has both, plus the seals. But it's a lot heavier than the E-510 or indeed the K10D and costs between $1600 and $1700...
I have used it, as have many others, in the rain..
Here is a picture of the K10Ds twin in a sink - other similar pictures exist specifically with the K10D. http://www.slrclub.com/...amp;select_arrange=headnum&desc=asc&no=9910http://jcharding.zenfolio.com/..
Yes, it's odd that Pentax offers so few lens options. And advanced photographers say that the biggest impact on picture quality is the skill of the photographer and the quality of the lens...
Yes, it's odd that Pentax offers so few lens options. And advancedphotographers say that the biggest impact on picture quality is theskill of the photographer and the quality of the lens..
Pentax offer a vast array of excellent prime lenses - it is just that they are not sealed...
Besides, it's nice to look at an image without pressing myglasses against a tiny little box and peering through a tiny hole..
Pressing your glasses up against a tiny little box actually helps stabilize the camera - something that holding it out in front of you doesn't. Just because a camera has image stabilization doesn't mean you can get sloppy in your hand holding technique...
I was talking about using live-view to take pictures instead of the tiny view-finder, which is what live-view was created for...