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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Mylo, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Mylo

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    What is the best policy if your digital camera happens to get slightly wet, especially the lens?

    Allow it to dry naturally or try and wipe it dry with a soft cloth?
     
  2. dolph

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    I'd suggest a lens cleaning kit for a lens - otherwise a very soft cotton cloth/t-shirt.

    If it's camera internals that have got wet - remove power source and allow to dry naturally and with luck the camera may live again... (it doesn't sound like this is your provlem but thought I'd post it up)
     
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    Is that what you use if you see some rainbow colourd spot on the lens, even though the pictures are OK?
     
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    It was only a few spots of rain luckily, trying to get my pics of Wembley stadium (in JohnG's thread).

    I'm just very paranoid after trashing the camera once already. I gently mopped the lens with my best t-shirt before quickly putting the camera back in it's bag. I have now got a decent sized bag of cilica gel in there just in case. I shall purchase a cleaning kit asap though.

    Cheers, Mylo :)
     
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    I normally use PecPads and Eclipse if the lens has any muck that a blower will not shift.
     
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    Those cotton buds you use in your ears can be quite useful as well (if used with care)
     
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    I don't know what camera you've got, but if it will accept it, fit a skylight filter to the lens. This way, the lens is protected and any damage cause by water or, worse still, scratches, can be cheaply fixed by replacing the filter.
     

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