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Old Sep 22, 2010, 7:00 PM   #1
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First of all, I hate to introduce myself with a plea for help, but I've been lurking on these forums for a couple of weeks, and just joined up today because of my problem. I bought an Olympus E-PL1 a couple weeks ago, and I've been enjoying it very much. There's a bike trail not too far from my house, and I went down this evening, taking my camera along just in case anything presented itself. There were some clouds in the distance, but I thought I had more time than I did.

Long story short, I got absolutely drenched. I tucked the camera under my shirt, so I think I spared it the brunt, but it still got wet, if not soaked. My question then, is what to do? I've wiped it dry, and now my inclination is to remove the lens and battery and put it all in a bag of rice, or some other moisture absorber for at least a day or so. Any other suggestions?

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Old Sep 22, 2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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Hello,

Here what writes in my cameras (t2i) manuel

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take out the battery and take you camera with you to nearest service, you can wipe water drops with dry cloth.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 2:22 AM   #3
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If you had a weather-sealed Pentax, or any of a zillion water- and shock-proof P&S's, you could shoot whilst standing under a modest-to-heavy waterfall without worry. For my non-weather-sealed cameras, I long ago learned to keep a plastic bag handy. Does your Oly manual recommend any special handling for their cameras after being drenched? You might address this question to Oly's customer service; the manual should have contact info. Good luck.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 8:03 AM   #4
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Thanks imut, RioRico. I took things apart (within reason), and it seemed like it was only exterior moisture, nothing had penetrated. There was a small amount of moisture on the mounting ring of the body, but it didn't look like it got into the sensor area. I let things dry, and it seems to be working.

The manual seems to be fairly silent on this point. If I had been shooting at the beach, I need a clean well wrung wash cloth instead of one with mild soapy water.

Thanks again.
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Thanks imut, RioRico.
OK, you got me. What does 'imut' mean? Inner Mongolia University of Technology?
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