Whenever I shoot photos in water, the lens of course gets wet. At least one good water drop remains on the lens, placing a big blur spot on the rest of my pictures. Are there any recommendations to keeping the water spots from forming/remaining.
I keep dunking it in the water, to keep it 'fresh" or flick it. I was thinking rain-x or similar. Or even regular wax to keep the drops from sticking. Of course I can't bring a towel with me in the water to wipe it clean. Thanks for your assistance.
I have had the same problem, and I usually try to dab away the water droplet using a soft cloth (like a t-shirt). Make sure to turn the camera off and on a couple of times as you're doing this, so that the water trapped under the lens cover has a chance to get wiped up.
As for water on the lens when you're still out in the water, and/or without a dry cloth, try lightly blowing on the lens, or lightly shaking the camera, while holding it with the lens side down. Sometimes, even using a wet cloth (like your bathing suit) will get rid of the majority of the water.
Don't put any oil on the camera! It will make your pictures blurry and streaky, and could damage the camera!
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I would put the camera into a bowl of rice (sounds crazy, but it works). The rice will **** the remaining water from the camera. If you are still having problems you will probably need to replace the camera.
You can use some absorbents to dry off the residual moisture but the marks might remain due to stain of the water. So try to use a hair dryer to warm the camera very carefully. Once there is no trace of water, but the marks remain on the lens , then it is important to remove the lens assembly after dismantling the camera so as to clean the lens using proper lens cleaner.
Attempt only if technically inclined and with proper tools.
The chlorine in the pool water is defiantly not a good thing to be in your camera. However, remove the battery (you should remove the battery as fast as possible whenever electronics get wet) and place the camera into a bowel or mason jar, then fill it up with dry rice. Leave to dry in the rice at least over night. The rice will draw away any remaining moisture.
If I were you, I would take the camera to where you bought it, or to a local camera shop (where they do repairs etc) and ask them if you could try inserting a new battery into the camera. If it works, go ahead and buy the new battery. If not, then you may need to think about buying a new camera.
DO NOT TRY TO TURN IT ON! You will probably fry the circuits. Remove the battery and memory card and dry those areas as well as you can. Bury the camera in a bowl of dry rice for a week before trying to turn it on. Then, keep your fingers crossed. Depending on how wet it got and what kind of water or liquid it was exposed to, you could still have problems with haze between the lens elements, an LCD screen that won't operate properly, etc.
This usually means something has been slightly damaged on the lens system. It probably has some kind of impact. Also if sand or water gets inside the lens system this can happen as well. You may think that this is normal wear and tear, I do not think so. Something causes errors like this. Dust, dirt, water, sand, or some kind of impact will cause this kind of thing. To fix this may be harder than a person realizes on the surface. It must be determined what is causing this in the first place. Carefully examine the whole lens system when in and when out.
It may recover afeter drying. However, tap water is full of stuff thats not going to play nice. You are better off gettting a gallon of Distilled water. this is electrically non-conductive and leaves no residue when dried. take out the batts and flash memory and soak the thing for a few seconds. hopefully the tap water and drink have not fully dried and you may get some use back out of it. You need warm heat to dry it out, Place it near a heating vent, heater or other heat source. you can get it as hot as you stand to touch (they are good to about 120 degrees). and a fan for circulation may also help. keep drying for at least a day, even a sunlit spot indoors can help
If water entered the lens group or got on the sensor, you are not likely to be able to repair this camera. repair costs will likely exceed its replacement cost.
The camera lens will have to come completely apart, and all the pieces be cleaned. This is not something you can do yourself at home. Because there is water in the lens, there is the risk that the humidity will cause corrision of some of the pieces and electronics inside of the lens unit.
You an try leaving the camera in a dry warm place that is not more than about 100 deg F for a few days to see if the water will dry out. But, I am sure that there will be water stains inside on the lens surfaces.