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10-07-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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WG-3 Lens Condensation

My WG-3 is experiencing periodic internal lens condensation just behind the first element. The camera had never been immersed in water or exposed to heavy rain situations.

In the transition from indoors to outdoors after being indoors for several hours, condensation forms behind the first lens element and obviously severely impacts image quality. After about an hour or so outdoors the condensation disappears. This happens over and over again day after day.

Has anyone experienced this issue? If so what was your corrective action? The camera is still under warranty so unless I can figure a way to successfully mitigate I will return it to Pentax and see if they can solve it

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QuoteOriginally posted by xinu Quote
My WG-3 is experiencing periodic internal lens condensation just behind the first element. The camera had never been immersed in water or exposed to heavy rain situations.

In the transition from indoors to outdoors after being indoors for several hours, condensation forms behind the first lens element and obviously severely impacts image quality. After about an hour or so outdoors the condensation disappears. This happens over and over again day after day.

Has anyone experienced this issue? If so what was your corrective action? The camera is still under warranty so unless I can figure a way to successfully mitigate I will return it to Pentax and see if they can solve it
Sounds like moisture must have gotten in somehow. I would sent it in under warranty as there's clearly some defect.

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