WillMass wrote in post #16344791
Thanks guys. Lon, I put it in a bag of rice since it was my understanding the rice would act like those silica packets they ship hard drives with. The batteries and battery compartment were dry. But I will take your advice to heart and put the flash downstairs with a fan and dehumidifier for the next couple days. And yes, it was fresh water, and moving water from a waterfall.
Next time I shoot a trash the dress session up there I will sand bag the light stands. lesson learned!
I understand the functional drying mechanism with the rice, but it is just an inferior approach to to simple air drying with a fan.
Air drying is also better than silica gel.
Short of methods involving the largely impractical very low vacuum evaporation process called lyophilisation, commonly know as freeze drying, the most efficient method to evaporate water is to increase the mass transfer of air over the item.
It's not that the rice method does not work, it is just that the rice method takes longer to remove the water, and then there is the added expense and waste of pounds of rice.
Almost everyone has some sort of fan, and air is mostly free.