How Can I Clean it???

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  1. AyTee

    AyTee TPF Noob!

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    I have been taking a shot for some water falls and the next day I had water droplets inside the lens and I cant clean it what should I do?
     
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    clean it so they aren't there anymore.


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    wow, he said he cant clean it.

    If you are sure they are on the inside of the lens, let the lenses sit in a dry environment until the drops evaporate. Could take a day or two.
     
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    ummm... that was supposed to be a little bit of humor...

    I was trying to point out that if he/she gives no information, we can't give much of an answer.

    Is this an SLR lens? A point&shoot cam with water inside the lens? A camera-phone? What brand? Give us more info and you will get a more useful answer.

    You can hope it dries out (in a warm & dry place), but lenses are supposed to be sealed. If its a P&S, drying it out on your own is probably the best bet (at least at first). If it is an SLR lens, I would be looking for a factory service center to send it to to dry & re-seal it.

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    I've owned Canon lenses in the past where they're most definitely not sealed. The rubber focus ring was like a large black rubber band. THat could be peeled back showing vents and one one occasion i had to leave it in the car with the heater on and the band pulled back to remove condensation.

    And it was a proper Canon lens and wasn't faulty and worked perfectly. That's the way it was made.

    Not all lenses are sealed.
     
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    If you have a dehumidifier that would help speed it up as well.
     
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    1st : Its an old cam called Zenit 122 and yes its an SLR the lns is zenitar 50mm/F:2.0
    2nd : What's a dehumidifier???
    3rd : I left It for about 5 hours in direct sunlight and it didnt help
     
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    It takes a while and if not done in time can leave mold in the lens

    I haven't had this problem, but have seen a lens with the after effects.

    mold!!!!!!!
     
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    was that smart? im new and i dont really know anything, but from what ive picked up...should you have left a lens in direct sunlight?
     
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    2. A dehumidifier is something that sucks the moisture out of the air. Not sure how well it would work but if it's a solution that doesn't involve taking apart the lens... I'd consider it.
     
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    You could try getting some decicant (sp?) from you local camera store and seal it and the lense into a bag to try and help speed up the drying out. Decicant (sp?) is a product that absorbs moisture, and should help draw the moisture out of yur lense.
     

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