Weather sealing user’s expectations

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tcom
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Re: Slightly off topic! But still about water ingress.
In reply to DAVID MANZE, 8 months ago

DAVID MANZE wrote:

Fog when near the sea can contain salt and as I stated in my last post can pass through the seals as their protection by surface tension no longer functions and re-condenses inside to stay for ever (salt will never evaporate) and even if the camera functions for a while, it's days are numbered.

Sea fog is the worst!

Yes, I agree.

Just for info, I had the corroded parts analyzed by a lab specialized in magnesium alloys to find the origin of the problem. While I used the K-5 IIs at water front in Swakopmund (so sea fog), salt was not involved, instead, the lab found some amounts of barium... I have no idea where this barium is coming from.

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