My A7 got Drenched Today

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by sliver-surfer, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. sliver-surfer

    sliver-surfer TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 29, 2013
    I was shooting some very choppy waves on Lake Erie today for about 30mins and keeping dry when a rogue wave hit the pier shot straight up and and dumped all over me and my a7 Rig. We were soaked through (my gear and I). It still works:2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs:
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    the moment I got drenched
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  2. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    At least it wasn't salt water!

    Nice shots!
     
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  3. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Kevin
    What part of Lake Erie? I live about a quarter mile from the coast.
     
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  4. sliver-surfer

    sliver-surfer TalkEmount Regular

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    Canada side. Port Stanley
     
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  5. lamontcranston

    lamontcranston TalkEmount Rookie

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    My TV remote control recently got dropped in the dish water (not by me). I wiped it dry and it didn't work....nothing. I took a hair dryer and tried to shoot hot air in all the orifices for around 15 minutes. It was still inoperable. Did it again for another 15 minutes and same result......nothing. I continued to use the air dryer and in after another 15 minutes it started working. It continues to work fine after a week now. I think I would use the same procedure if one of my cameras got drenched. I know of no other way how to get the moisture out of an electronic device.

    I like the first photo very much. Very dramatic.
     
  6. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Best way to get rid of the moisture in electronics is to put the device in a plastic bag with rice. Seal it up tight and the rice will attract all the moisture after a few days time.
     
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  7. Catmurphy

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    Oct 23, 2017
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    Cathy Murphy
    I have read that the silica variety of cat litter is much better than rice for the absorption of moisture. But most people have rice on hand.
     
  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    If a device has been dunked, the fastest and most effective way to dry it without disassembly is to put it under a vacuum. If a vacuum chamber isn't handy :D , then a vacuum bag will do. An hour with a vacuum pump pulling 25-28 inches of vacuum should remove all the moisture. This will only be useful for fresh water as salt water will leave salt residue.
     
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  9. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    I'll try that out with my vacuum cleaner Will. I'm pretty sure it can pull that much vacuum.
     
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  10. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Veteran

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    Bert Cheney
    For sous vide cooking last year I got a chamber vacuum sealer. This is a great idea! Almost make me want to go dunk something just to try it out. :)
     
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  11. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Make sure you try it with a Canon DSLR first. ;) j/k!
     
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  12. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Sounds like a good excuse for an A7RIII...... just sayin'
     
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  13. sliver-surfer

    sliver-surfer TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 29, 2013
    Unfortunately it is just fine. No upgrades yet