I wonder if the trick mobile phone users employ of burying their wet phone in
rice for a few days would have done a better job, Allan.
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> On 26 Feb 2015, at 8:16 pm, Allan Richardson <> wrote:
> A word of warning Michael - weatherproof doesn’t mean waterproof and you may
> still have issues with cumulative moisture when in high humidity locations.
> As previously mentioned a good desiccant procedure or careful use of air
> conditioning will be critical to keeping your camera from becoming
> Although it is lovely to have our air-conditioning really low to refresh
> ourselves, it will make your camera too cold and make it fog quickly when you
> take it outdoors. Better to run air-conditioning in hot locations as warm as
> you can stand (25-26 deg C is good), this will prevent fogging when going
> outside and acclimatise yourself to the local conditions better.
> I dropped a 7D - 100-400 combo into the drink last February (not advised) and
> the camera stopped working - about a day in front of the air-conditioning
> vents revived the lens and after 3 days in front of the air-con the camera
> turned on - for an hour. I continued to persevere with it, putting it inside
> an esky with hungry hippo desiccant and it finally became reliable again -
> albeit without flash operation and the odd turning on of rear-view of it’s
> own volition - I call it the automatic battery waster, so have to be careful
> to turn it off.
> That being said, if the camera had fell into saltwater, corrosion would have
> made continued use impossible.
> All the best,
>> On 26 Feb 2015, at 12:15 pm, Michael Hunter <> wrote:
>> Thanks Paul,
>> The Fuji S1 ticks all my boxes, on paper at least, and
>> less expensive than the Nikon 1V.
>> Which suggested another option, just carry a spare of a
>> less expensive brand in a plastic bag in with the lunch pack. One Nikon
>> costs about three Fujis. For me, ultimate Picture quality is not the issue,
>> compacts, even this phone, have good enough pictures within their range .
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