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Water droplets remain on lens

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.

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  • tazd410 Aug 19, 2008

    the oil didn't work, it just smeared the lens, and made for a hard time to remove it. Even the thinnest of layers of olive oil did that.

    Sorry ..


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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!

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

U could wipe the lense with oil either olive or corn before u head out for the day 2 the beach or whatever.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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