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Posted 02 September 2018 - 11:47 PM
Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:08 AM
I seen a site on line that said you can use alcohol as long as it is very high quality and has little to no impurities then dry it. Another site said if you dumped it in salt water flush it with fresh distilled water for no more than 5 seconds and then place it in a bag of rice for a very long time to dry it out making sure the rice does not get near your sensor.
If it was me I'd rush it to the nearest camera repair shop as I'd be afraid to try either of those suggestions myself.
Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:21 AM
Posted 03 September 2018 - 01:05 AM
Do you mean the combo was very briefly immersed?
I recently was caught in a sudden and violent rain… without my trusty
rain cover. Sure, I rushed for shelter but my 600mm / D850 combo got
quite wet. Once in the truck, I wiped it off and went back to the studio.
The next day, it all seemed to be all right… I think the weather seals did
help in my case. If immersed for a short time close to the surface, maybe
you'll have the same chance.
In any case, open/detach the gear to dry. Since soft water is not "pure"
water, one may expect inconsequent traces of droplets easily cleaned if
they are reachable. All the best!
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Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:09 AM
The big question on my mind is whether I should take it in for a cleaning service now or risk a major service charge later should it corrode.
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:22 PM
FYI for future events: Wearing a tripod socket strap, a splash of coffee entered my Nikon D80's battery department frying it. Nikon fixed it, computer/chips/whatever, for only $200. I feel that is a bargain for a then $1,000+ camera. Learned my lesson to not fear the Nikon repair center! I live where the closest repair center is 3 hours away, but I trust Nikon more.
Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:24 PM
I’m thinking of sending it to Nikon but don’t want them to charge me an arm and a leg. Is this type of maintenance costly, does anyone know?
That depends on what they find during the service. Rnaval only had to pay $150 for camera and lens combined as there was only cleaning involved.