Hi Pete - yes the thought had occurred to me - however the gear went into the
water at about 9:30 at night, so the initial response had to deal with what I
had at at about 10:30 pm.
Rice, dehumidified air and desiccants will all do the same job and that is draw
out the moisture from the air surrounding it - I think the air-con would have
less susceptibility to become saturated with moisture, so that the drying
process can continue unconstrained???
> On 27 Feb 2015, at 1:21 am, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> 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.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
>> 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 <>
>>> 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 .
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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