K30 fried after using in rain

Started Jan 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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fakuryu Senior Member • Posts: 1,329
Same thing happened to a friend's K30

Zvonimir Tosic wrote:

.. created condensation once you opened the battery door / changed the lens.

The camera body was outside, in the rain and cold. The temperature difference is perhaps 15-20 degrees if you account for wind too. Ideally, you should wipe the camera and lens clean and moist free, leave it untouched alone for a few hours in the new temperature to prevent condensation.

I suggest that you now leave the camera in the dark, and moist- and dust-free area at a constant room temperature, with open lens mount and battery door open too. Put a bag of silica under each and keep it like that for half a day at least.

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Zvonimir Tosic
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A friend who owns a K30 used it when the climbed Mt. Apo (the tallest mountain in the Philippines). He said that the K30's WR held up but it was the condensation due to rapid changes in temperature that became his problem.

His K30 is still working BTW.

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