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11-25-2010, 01:49 AM   #1
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Water got into lense

Hey everyone, My 18-55 WR with K7 was dirty and i washed it with running water for just a few seconds...but the next day i found that inside the lense, there is water vapour...wat can i do to make it dry?

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You can put it in a air tight container with a few silica gel packs. Stores also sell moisture removal jars that will work also. I've heard some people will do the air tight container with dry rice or you could just leave it in the sun light. I prefer the moisture removal method.
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wat about putting it on a heater....?will it dry too? haha
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haha in germany now, is snowing and no sunlight....i guess i would try to use the silica gel packs...thanks man!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffreyksl Quote
Hey everyone, My 18-55 WR with K7 was dirty and i washed it with running water for just a few seconds...but the next day i found that inside the lense, there is water vapour...wat can i do to make it dry?

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Silly question here, but did you wash it when it was attached to your k7?
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yes...of cuz....how could i wash just the lense.....i washed it while attached...but just for a 2 or 3 secs to rinse of the dirt...
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It's never a good idea to subject lenses without internal zooming to running water, even if they are weather-sealed. In the future, I'd stick your camera under a light shower, or, better yet, just clean it with a cloth (especially if you're looking to clean the front element).

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oic, well i just hope it drys out soon!!

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At least you didn't run it through the dishwasher.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffreyksl Quote
Hey everyone, My 18-55 WR with K7 was dirty and i washed it with running water for just a few seconds...but the next day i found that inside the lense, there is water vapour...wat can i do to make it dry?
You will probably have to subject it to extreme (in a subtle way) change of temperature and or pressure, so it will gently vapourize and expel the moisture naturally.

Being in a freezing climate zone at present could be to your advantage for that, should be able to Google for a strategy.

Fwiw: I think this scenario is (partly) why camera cases are fitted with relief valves, a lot of electronic equip., hard drives etc., need re-acclimatizing to rid or avoid internal condensation.

Good luck, Mr fungus cultivator -- at worse the lens might make a good environment to grow mushrooms if you chuck in a bit of horseshit too.

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If the weather permits, place your lens in the sun for a coupe of hours. Alternately place it in a bowl of dry rice.

Both works well, but I prefer the former.
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DRY rice -- bake raw rice in low oven to dry it to lower than ambient humidity before using as desiccant.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffreyksl Quote
Hey everyone, My 18-55 WR with K7 was dirty and i washed it with running water for just a few seconds...but the next day i found that inside the lense, there is water vapour...wat can i do to make it dry?

Thank you
Sorry to hear that! I would not trust that lens anymore. I would replace it with e.g. a non-WR variant (should be cheaper than anything you would consider to do to fix your WR-copy).
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WR does not equal DA*.
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