Question about water on camera

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  1. hsmom

    hsmom TPF Noob!

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    Short version: My camera's hot shoe may have gotten spritzed with water

    Long version: Yesterday I took my kids to a Indiana Jones type show at the library. It was outside and the librarian thought it would be fun to run around spritzing everyone with water. The camera was around my neck when the spritzed the kids and me. :grumpy: Then later she came and did it again, dispite the fact I was freaking out trying to dodge it:grumpy::grumpy: (gee, if you don't want me to take pictures, JUST ASK! I'm fairly reasonable when I'm DRY!!!)

    Anyway, I'm not entirely sure water hit the hot shoe, but if it did would that do damage? It would not have been a lot of water if it did. I would like to eventually get a flash and I'd hate to find it didn't work...although my warrenty covers this...it would be a pain.


    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it.

    I got caught in a torrential downpour while in the rainforests of Costa Rica...my 20D got absolutely soaked. The rear LCD screen fogged up, on the inside!

    I let it dry out and have had no problems with it.

    So I would think that a little spritz of water wouldn't hurt your camera.
     
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    Thank you :) I'm just a little OCD :lol:
     

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