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p.1 #1 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Typically boy and beach story.

Brought my 5DIII to the beach. Trying to do some low angle wave shots, I was trying to use the live view camera level when a wave washed over my camera. I know I know.
Well I rushed back to the towel area, took out battery, and wiped down the camera.
Last night I stuck it in 10lbs of rice.

I have insurance on it, but it might be a $1000 deductible.

What will canon say about it. I know they dont like salt water, and such, but it doesnt seem like it got in deep, just enough to probably mess up the buttons.



Jul 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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p.1 #2 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Eesh.. fresh water you might come out ok, but salt water is nasty to delicate camera parts.

So have you tried turning it on? What kind of lens? (is it weather resistant like a 70-200 2.8 IS)



Jul 23, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #3 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Next time..use this

http://www.amazon.com/Rainsleeve-Digital-Cameras-Lenses-Diameter/dp/B000PTFDYO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343002685&sr=8-1&keywords=rainsleeve+for+dslr

i used it for this shot..camera was about 3" above the water







Jul 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM
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p.1 #4 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Yeah...unfortunately 'weather sealed' does not mean 'submersible'. I hope it comes out OK for you. You could be surprised and it just turns back on and works. If not, that's what the insurance is for.

-Brian



Jul 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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p.1 #5 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


did you video it? maybe B and H will give you a free one.


Jul 23, 2012 at 01:03 AM
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p.1 #6 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


You will be lucky, seawater is nasty stuff.


Jul 23, 2012 at 01:09 AM
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p.1 #7 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


big country wrote:
did you video it? maybe B and H will give you a free one.


Hahaha...i was waiting for that one to see who'll bring it up



Jul 23, 2012 at 01:15 AM
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p.1 #8 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Submerged in seawater? That doesn't sound too good, really bad actually. Well, even the warranty will void in that case .


Jul 23, 2012 at 01:21 AM
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p.1 #9 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


I recall the old conventional wisdom was that if a camera/lens was dunked in seawater, it should be dunked in fresh water, then toweled/rice/etc/


Jul 23, 2012 at 01:30 AM
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p.1 #10 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Betacamman wrote:
I recall the old conventional wisdom was that if a camera/lens was dunked in seawater, it should be dunked in fresh water, then toweled/rice/etc/


And immediately convert for use as paperweight...



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p.1 #11 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Was the camera actually ever submerged or just splashed by a wave? Its not 100% clear from your post...

If its the latter, you may get lucky. While shooting a fishing tournament last summer, my 7D and 70-200 2.8L IS II took numerous "shots in the face" by saltwater spray and boat wake during the 2 day event.... I would spray it off with a fresh water spray bottle before it dried and then toweled it. My battery compartment and mirror box were completely dry, so I can assume the innards that are further "inner" were dry as well. No issues at all since.



Jul 23, 2012 at 04:13 AM
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p.1 #12 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


kodakeos wrote:
Typically boy and beach story.

Brought my 5DIII to the beach. Trying to do some low angle wave shots, I was trying to use the live view camera level when a wave washed over my camera. I know I know.
Well I rushed back to the towel area, took out battery, and wiped down the camera.
Last night I stuck it in 10lbs of rice.
.



is it dead or alive ?






Jul 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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p.1 #13 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Recap: camera was overtaken by a wave while in my hands. I wouldn't say submerged. I would say that if there was any amount of water pressure against the seals. This would be equivalent to a couch getting a bucket of gatorade over his back.

Lens was a Rokinon 14mm. The hood absorbed a lot of the shock. I Rice'ed it and it seems fine :/ 300$ lens is ok, $3500 camera is not.

Rice'ed it for 24 hours.
Turns on and functions. For the most part. The multi controller won't go left/right and the power switch seems to get stuck 'on' till I pull the battery

It's on it's way to canon now and a claim with insurance is pending.




Jul 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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p.1 #14 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Even if you dry the camera, the remaining salt will eventually kill it.




Jul 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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p.1 #15 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Funny how some people think weather sealed = waterproof.


Jul 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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p.1 #16 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect




i know it's not weatherproof, but you'd hope it could take a quick dousing



Jul 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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p.1 #17 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


Betacamman wrote:
I recall the old conventional wisdom was that if a camera/lens was dunked in seawater, it should be dunked in fresh water, then toweled/rice/etc/


Actually wash it in de-ionized water and the let sit in desiccant. I have seen that recover electronics.



Jul 23, 2012 at 01:03 PM
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p.1 #18 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


goosemang wrote:


i know it's not weatherproof, but you'd hope it could take a quick dousing


The key issue here is seawater.



Jul 23, 2012 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #19 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


after time yes, the salt will be what does it in

but you'd hope the weather sealing would be enough to keep a dousing of water out in the first place.

it's weird with these bodies... you never know how it's gonna go. i got loaded at a party, spilled sam adams all over my 7D with a 20mm f2.8 attached, grabbed a bottle of poland springs and soaked the whole unit to wash it off and the whole thing never had an issue. that was one good thing about not having a $3,500 body.... you could play a little fast and loose and not worry too much. :P



Jul 23, 2012 at 02:04 PM
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p.1 #20 · 5DIII isnt as 'weather sealed' as I might expect


where does one buy dessicant? and would you recommend it in larger or smaller bags/packets?


Jul 23, 2012 at 06:45 PM
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