French photographer tests the Pentax K1’s weather sealing by rubbing it in mud and giving it a bath

Mar 29, 2016

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French photographer tests the Pentax K1’s weather sealing by rubbing it in mud and giving it a bath

Mar 29, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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Ricoh’s Pentax K1 camera has proven to be a respectable full-frame camera that puts the Pentax name back on the map. One of its main features is its magnesium alloy body, which Ricoh claims is thoroughly weather-sealed.

To test just how weather-sealed it truly is, YouTuber Studient Richard decided to do the unthinkable; rub mud all over the camera and give it a solid bath within a sink.

I’m not quite sure the context of the video is in its entirety, but from the crudely translated subtitles YoUTube provides, it appears as though this dirty test of the K1 was for nothing more than to see if it could survive being rubbed in mud and drenched with water.

We won’t spoil the news as to whether or not the camera survives. Press play and find out for yourself.

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Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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