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05-12-2021, 12:38 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Drying a camera spots I learned from dismantling mine.

I just replaced my solenoid after abf.
My camera has seen its share of rain over the years. Naturally I was interested in seeing corosion. I found 4 screw heads that were weathered.
The two where the strap is and the two under the eyepiece. This makes sense but I never thought about it.
I will now slide the eyepiece out and pay attention if not take the strap off when my camera needs to dry.
Also I found some kind of worm living behind my eyepiece. Take it off and clean it once in awhile!

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Congrats on doing the fix, that's peace of mind from now on

A worm?, off a blade of grass I expect. Critters seem to be able to live just about anywhere.

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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
I just replaced my solenoid after abf.
My camera has seen its share of rain over the years. Naturally I was interested in seeing corosion. I found 4 screw heads that were weathered.
The two where the strap is and the two under the eyepiece. This makes sense but I never thought about it.
I will now slide the eyepiece out and pay attention if not take the strap off when my camera needs to dry.
Also I found some kind of worm living behind my eyepiece. Take it off and clean it once in awhile!
Glad your repair worked out. The worm was unexpected.

Thanks for sharing,
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05-12-2021, 02:38 PM   #4
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so, which model is your camera?

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so, which model is your camera?
Ks-2.
05-12-2021, 03:55 PM   #6
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Ks-2.
I saw the same issue with the K-30. I wondered why only the screws on the strap sockets were rusty.
Note to self: "check eyecup for worms!" lol
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Lol at the worm but congratulations on doing the repair.

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Congratulations! You need to deworm the camera now.
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Thanks to all. I have been doing frog surveys in tall swamp grass. The frogs have let me get close lately, maybe they smelled the worm!
Camera works and tonight I shot two beavers on my hunt for the coyotes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by shyrsio Quote
I saw the same issue with the K-30. I wondered why only the screws on the strap sockets were rusty.
Note to self: "check eyecup for worms!" lol

That's why we may want to take with our camera to fishing next time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
I just replaced my solenoid after abf.
My camera has seen its share of rain over the years. Naturally I was interested in seeing corosion. I found 4 screw heads that were weathered.
The two where the strap is and the two under the eyepiece. This makes sense but I never thought about it.
I will now slide the eyepiece out and pay attention if not take the strap off when my camera needs to dry.
Also I found some kind of worm living behind my eyepiece. Take it off and clean it once in awhile!
Nice work, was the worm trying to"worm his way into your photography?"
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