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p.1 #1 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


just tonight on my way home i thought "hey ill stop and take an image or two..." well i turned out that as i was getting something out of my bag a big wave came and toppled my tripod and left my 5D2 and 17-40 in the surf. i grabbed it as soon as i saw it but i didnt see it right away as my back was turned.... i pulled the battery and did my best to do some damage control.

what is dry:
the mirror box and sensor area.
the battery compartment is dry
the compact flash slot is dry

what is wet or has water in it:
the top lcd panel is half full of water.... ugh
the whole outside is covered in moisture at this moment.


what should i do? i think what happened is finally hitting me. should i throw it in a bowl of rice?



apparently my memory was effected by the chaos but i was in the image that was being shot when the wave hit, not in my bag. i believe my words were "Oh %$#@ NO!"







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Jan 07, 2012 at 01:46 AM
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p.1 #2 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


Put those in a box and filled up with rice, send to canon ASAP in the next day - sorry for what happen to you.


Jan 07, 2012 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #3 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


Rice would help. Salt water is killer.

Canon will most likely not service this.



Jan 07, 2012 at 01:56 AM
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p.1 #4 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


It'll make a great conversation piece on the coffee table..


Jan 07, 2012 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #5 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


This happened to me with my 1D MIII and 100-400 lens. Canon did service it, but the repairs were about 80% of used replacement price. Thanks to USAA for great insurance! I will never feel the same about shooting near salt water again.


Jan 07, 2012 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


Smash it.


Jan 07, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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p.1 #7 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


B&H will give you a free one...


Jan 07, 2012 at 02:22 AM
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p.1 #8 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


how do you all feel about drowning it in distilled water to wash out the salt water and then letting it dry in rice for a couple days?


Jan 07, 2012 at 02:22 AM
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p.1 #9 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


artsupreme wrote:
B&H will give you a free one...


Yeah that's right!



Jan 07, 2012 at 02:22 AM
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p.1 #10 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


killersnowman wrote:
how do you all feel about drowning it in distilled water to wash out the salt water and then letting it dry in rice for a couple days?


Just get out the garden hose and go to town.



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p.1 #11 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


artsupreme wrote:
B&H will give you a free one...


Oh, that made my day...



Jan 07, 2012 at 02:27 AM
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RobertLynn wrote:
Just get out the garden hose and go to town.


you have all been so supportive....




Jan 07, 2012 at 02:28 AM
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p.1 #13 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


In all seriousness, it is a total loss, with zero hope of repair.

Camera bodies are not hermetically sealed, and the interior components are not sealed off from one another, so if you see moisture anywhere inside the camera, that means it has been or will be damaged in other parts as well. The internal components are not designed to resist water. Once moisture finds its way inside, it will never come out completely without disassembling the camera. Burying it in rice will only get you moldy rice and a still-broken camera.

Trying to remove the salt by washing the interior is also futile, because a camera is not a 100% solid state device. It is a combination of precision electronic, mechanical, and optical components. Flooding it with water is only going to make the damage worse.

If you are insured against this type of loss, then the camera should be replaced under your policy. If you are not, then you have just learned a very expensive lesson.



Jan 07, 2012 at 03:03 AM
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p.1 #14 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


although I AM NO EXPERT in the matter, flooding it with water and bag of rice… might not be a horrible idea. you can try using a hair dryer where you can, first. the salt water's going to be really bad. If possible, taking off a panel or two to make sure the camera dries COMPLETELY before you turn it on…


Jan 07, 2012 at 03:06 AM
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artsupreme wrote:
B&H will give you a free one...


Only if your sob story gets on the front page of various photo blogs



Jan 07, 2012 at 03:08 AM
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p.1 #16 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


killersnowman wrote:
you have all been so supportive....


I'm glad To help.



Jan 07, 2012 at 03:36 AM
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wickerprints wrote:
Only if your sob story gets on the front page of various photo blogs


He needs to have a video of it getting hit by the wave also.



Jan 07, 2012 at 03:39 AM
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p.1 #18 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


Stand it back up in the water and roll the video...


Jan 07, 2012 at 03:48 AM
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p.1 #19 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


RobertLynn wrote:
I'm glad To help.

Now this is the kind of attitude I simply don't understand.
The man has just lost his two thousand dollar camera and possibly more including the lens. Maybe for some, this isn't a huge loss, but for most, it is a massive blow.

I doubt that he has done any harm to you in the past, so why voluntarily post such unhelpful, biting remarks when the guy is down? It boggles the mind.

If you are not able to help him in this plight, the least you can do is sympathize.



Jan 07, 2012 at 03:59 AM
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p.1 #20 · Soaked and Sanded 5D2... what to do?!?!?! (+image)


I would just dry it out for a few days, then send it to Canon and see what they say. This happened to me once also but I was luckier because I had a 1DIIN and nothing was submerged. For a 5D and partial submerge, my guess is it might be a total loss for you.

I did learn my lesson - never assume a tripod won't topple at the beach, no matter how shallow or slow the water reaches it. All it takes is a little movement in the sand and it will topple quickly.



Jan 07, 2012 at 04:20 AM
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