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Jun 29, 2011 22:11 |  #1

My brother and I were taking pictures outside around the pool earlier today. He was using my 5D2 w/grip and 17-40L. Well... as you can probably guess, he fell in. Yes, with all the gear. And to make things worse, he fell in the deep part of the pool (about 10 feet deep) which meant he was fully submerged. The camera was submerged for about a full second before he was able to bring it up above the water. At which point, I grab the camera but he had the Blackrapid strap around him so I couldn't get it off (but held the camera above the water).

After some struggle he was able to get the strap off and I immediately turned the camera off, took off the battery grip, and tried to dry it off.

Anyway... the damage report is as follows: water in the lens and it has fogged up now (I had a filter but the water still got in from the front), only ONE drop of water got into the mirror compartment but the rest looked dry, viewfinder is fogged up, both batteries in the grip were wet, connector area between the grip and camera were both moist, and CF card compartment was moist.

Right now everything is sitting in a box of rice to dry. I just hope everything is ok... :(

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Jun 29, 2011 22:14 |  #2

You need more rice!


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Jun 29, 2011 22:15 |  #3

^This was before I added more :)




  
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Jun 29, 2011 22:22 |  #4

bsaber wrote in post #12680523 (external link)
^This was before I added more :)

MORE!!!! A photo of some rice would probably just suffice :lol:.

Sorry for your loss :(. At least it was freshwater, so you have some hope.

I'm surprised the UV filter didn't save the lens :p (I jest...).


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Jun 29, 2011 22:28 |  #5

I hope it turns out ok. I've heard stories both ways and I'm hoping you come out on the positive side.

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.. At least it was freshwater, so you have some hope...

Sad part is that a pool is far from fresh. It has all kinds of salts and chemicals.


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Jun 29, 2011 23:11 |  #6

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #12680559 (external link)
MORE!!!! A photo of some rice would probably just suffice :lol:.

Sorry for your loss :(. At least it was freshwater, so you have some hope.

I'm surprised the UV filter didn't save the lens :p (I jest...).

I'm surprised the filter didn't stop the water either!

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I hope it turns out ok. I've heard stories both ways and I'm hoping you come out on the positive side.

Sad part is that a pool is far from fresh. It has all kinds of salts and chemicals.

I don't plan to turn the thing back on until Saturday night. Should be plenty of time for it dry out. Especially with the hot weather lately.




  
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Jun 29, 2011 23:24 |  #7

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I don't plan to turn the thing back on until Saturday night. Should be plenty of time for it dry out. Especially with the hot weather lately.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.


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Jun 29, 2011 23:27 |  #8

Hope it turns back on and that lens will work.


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Jun 29, 2011 23:27 |  #9

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I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Thanks :D




  
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Jun 29, 2011 23:27 |  #10

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Hope it turns back on and that lens will work.

Me too :(




  
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Jun 30, 2011 00:44 as a reply to  @ bsaber's post |  #11

gjl711 wrote in post #12680587 (external link)
Sad part is that a pool is far from fresh. It has all kinds of salts and chemicals.

So does our tap water. Point is - it's not the ocean, and it could be worse.

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I'm surprised the filter didn't stop the water either!

I was joking :lol:. No surprise here...


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Jun 30, 2011 01:15 |  #12

^I was hoping it would... Though now that I think about it, I'm not really surprised either.




  
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Jun 30, 2011 02:21 |  #13

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Right now everything is sitting in a box of rice to dry. I just hope everything is ok... :(

Do not power it back up, ship it back to Canon ASAP and have them check it out, pool water is far from distilled and contains a number of chemicals that can cause serious problems and powering it up may only compound your troubles.

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Jun 30, 2011 02:32 |  #14

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Do not power it back up, ship it back to Canon ASAP and have them check it out, pool water is far from distilled and contains a number of chemicals that can cause serious problems and powering it up may only compound your troubles.

Wayne

I'm going to let it dry for a few days before attempting to power it up. If it doesn't work then I'll take a trip the mothership in Irvine. Not like I have the money for repairs right now anyway... :(

Thanks for the advice though, Wayne.




  
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Jun 30, 2011 05:32 |  #15

Channel One wrote in post #12681329 (external link)
Do not power it back up, ship it back to Canon ASAP and have them check it out, pool water is far from distilled and contains a number of chemicals that can cause serious problems and powering it up may only compound your troubles.

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I think Canon will refuse to do anything and will tell you that the camera and lens are a total loss.

I do not think Canon will do work on water damaged stuff because they cannot warranty the repair.


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