E-3 limits

Started Mar 12, 2013 | Questions thread
Ivo Verhaar
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Re: E-3 limits
In reply to Ivo Verhaar, Mar 13, 2013

Salt water is messy and agressive when you clean a front element

Try to get a good quality glued uv filter (not the ones which are inside a rim), make sure you test if it leaks up front (of course not on camera), if it does use glue to waterproof the inside.

Use some candle wax to screw it in place, if you are handy make a gasket or use some gas/water threading tape/wire (we have both in holland KIWA-tape). This was where the water entered in my case... But it did not enter the lens!

Make sure you have a spare filter, you are likely to use more as one, cleaning will kill them in the end.

Zooming is an issue, in the end the salt in the water will cut up the gaskets inside, however this is 99% the case with dry salt not the seawater.

For washing down on site you might want to check www.geigerrig.com they have pressurised drinking blathers which can spray.

in an other thread someone suggested using a ec14 as a barrier between body and lens... Only drawback the lens will start to breath through the zoom gasket.

Make sure you wash dry your camera as soon as possible, at home repeat.

Camera's do not float, get a good confy solution for carying.

Get a DrySack (sealline) topload camera bag, change padding for something washable, you want to be able to wash the entire thing.

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