My thoughts echo yours exactly! I was blown away when the RED one appeared and have been keeping n eye in RED all along, even more so because in the coming year I will be dropping some serious cash into a new kit, but as much as I admire their tools and would love to jump aboard I have a really hard time feeling good about their marketing and politics. I get how a subtle teaser can get people excited about something but this 'weapon' crap just takes the top!!! At least give us a hint on what it does before marking deadlines for the upgrade path! Also while their cameras where once truly affordable the accessories prices are usually completely blown out of proportion, makes me wonder if they don't charge a bit too much for their design - something I didn't even want to mention but common, a skull? Seriously? I'd beg camera developers to stop attaching an image to their products, they are tools for crying out loud!!! It feels hard to take someone seriously for any job when he looks like from the Hells Angels, why style the tools that way (and not only that, I am also looking at gold plated Nikons, matching red rock micro rigs, the 'hipster' fashion that goes with digital bolex, etc. etc.) it is what the camera sees and not how it looks like! It may have worked for sunglasses though... but I have ranted enough today!
Why would Zeiss Glass have anything to do with Japan? It is a German company and their lenses are made in Germany (unless maybe some of their cheaper licensed products that end up in Sony cameras for instance).
Same happened to me last week, but I was shooting a picknick setup on a sandbank out in the ocean and the camera and lens (5D2+24-105) fell into about 5 inch salt water and sand. I picked it up immediately and dried it, the body turned out to be unharmed but the lens had a lot of sand washed into the focus ring making a horrifying creep sound when turned. I needed the lens to work for the remainder of the shoot thus I took it apart and cleaned it during my lunch brake (there are youtube tutorials for that) had it working again in the afternoon of the same day but now sometimes the aperture value is incorrect and every now and then it gets an 'error 01' message telling me the body doesn't communicate with the lens correctly.
Under normal circumstances I wouldn't have gone to the length of opening the lens myself, but it is out of warranty anyway and I am currently in East Africa with no service center anywhere near, thus the DIY route was the only way to go!
Actually the sony exmor sensor in the camera is rumored to be the same as the one in the gopro4...