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09-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Water in lens

My lens (DA* 16mm-50mm) has water inside it. How this happened is not relevant plus its a long story. What's the best way to dry it out, and is my lens ruined becasue of this? I was thinking setting it out in the sun to dry out, but I live in Seattle and sun is becoming more scarce now that summer is over. Then I was thinking a hair dryer.

Any tips would be appreciated.

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09-13-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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Honestly, The lens needs to be taken apart and professionally Cleaned and Lubed.
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if it is just a couple drops wrap it in a few socks and lay it on its side buried in rice a bag of un cooked rice
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QuoteOriginally posted by SashasMom Quote
My lens (DA* 16mm-50mm) has water inside it.
Isn't that lens WR?

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QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
Isn't that lens WR?
Yeah... that's why if you have warranty, use it. Unless you dropped the lens and cracked it and water got in, a WR lens should not get water in it.
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If a lot probably needs professional service. If few drops may be you can dry it out with silica gel packets: 448 Gram Silica Gel Packet Tyvek - SilicaGelPackets.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
Isn't that lens WR?

WR= Weather Resistant, Not Water Proof.

We dont know what exactly happened to this lens.
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The rice trick saved two phones we had drowned! These were totally submerged. Granted phone doesn't equal nice lens, but worth a try.

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QuoteOriginally posted by SashasMom Quote
How this happened is not relevant plus its a long story.
Some people must have missed that part.!
If it is just some moisture, then silica or similar substance could do it, in a closed container like Tupperware box.
If it is down right water sloshing inside the lens, it could be a loss.
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its at a local repair shop right now. the guy said he wasnt sure if it was fixable, but the autofocus was working so i think it will be fine. he just didnt want to get my hopes up I think.
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