Is my 10-18mm dead?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Plutacratic, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Plutacratic

    Plutacratic New to TalkEmount

    Dec 31, 2015
    Tim Pluta
    Well, this weekend I screwed up and let my a6000 and 10-18 take a dip in a cold mountain lake. The camera is completely kaput, so I ordered a new (used) one. Just came in today, and to my chagrin, it looks like the 10-18 is a goner too. The camera recognizes it, but I only get an "F--" for the aperture reading and it won't focus, not even manually. Has anyone heard of/experienced this? Is she a goner too? So bummed.
  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    That sucks :( 
    A technician friend of mine had the same combo brought to him to see if it would be repaired after it also fell into the water (!) and he told me that the lens wasn't repairable...

    Sorry to hear that :( 
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Since it wasn't salt water, it may be worth shipping it to Sony to get a verdict. But I suspect Nick is right. These devices don't play well with water.
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    There is likely still a lot of water inside the lens that is messing up the electronics. If it was relatively fresh water and clear, then contaminants are minimal. Do you know anyone with access to a vacuum chamber? Buy him/her a case of beer to have the lens be subjected to 25-28" of vacuum for a couple days. This will remove all the water inside.
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Expensive opps. [emoji22]

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  6. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Throw a lens filter and a rear cap on it and put it in a bag of silica

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