(02-06-2020, 02:40 PM)Brightcolours Wrote:(02-06-2020, 09:41 AM)davidmanze Wrote: Isn't it more about being caught out in the rain, rather than setting off to shoot in it?
PS. How many pros shoot Pentax?
When you get caught in the rain, do you not put your gear in your bag? It appears that most anecdotes are about perception rather than real requirements, which was my point. I have been caught in the rain, I have been shooting on the beach (sand), my lenses have seen frost and snow. Any lenses got damaged from any of that? No...
And, I bet one of the three people who shoot with Pentax is an eccentric pro.
It doesn't rain much here but man is it dusty!!
Of the lenses I have, two are weather sealed, the Tammy G2, and the AF-S600mm F4E ........ the G2 has very little dust compared to the G1 version I did have ........ here it's dried fine mud ...... as you zoom the G2 you see the seals pushing it out of the way ..... without them all that would be inside the lens, like it was on the G1.
The F4E has no zooming suction and is fully sealed and hopefully will stand the test of time.
For all other lenses I'd just take the risk !!