Damprid and residue

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Byron Zumwalt New Member • Posts: 8
Damprid and residue

It is unclear how this happened. I was out shooting with a rented lens that I don't think was weather sealed when it started to spit rain. Very little moisture hit the lens,, but, not having a rain hood with me and the lens being big, I hurried back to the car and wiped it down. It may be that some moisture entered the camera that way.

It may also be that I caused the problem by forgetting about air conditioned cars. Lens and camera were in line with a vent.

My camera is a d800. The lens is a Tamron.

Whatever the cause, I now have what appears to be condensation in the viewfinder. I'm in a rural area with very poor access to repair/inspection services. I've seen various people recommending DampRid in the absence of silica jell, but every once in a while I also see reference to some sort of damprid residue. One user reported using damprid in his car and finding residue on the dashboard. That sure doesn't sound like something I want to expose my camera to.

I'm really not asking whether damprid gets moisture out of the air. I'm asking whether it puts something into the air. As a side issue, I'd like clarification as to whether drying out the air as much as this seems to do poses any damage risk to camera or lens.

At the moment I have the camera body open, lens off, cards out and battery removed, in a pretty dust-free room. Sure, there's a little dust risk, but I prefer that to water. Any suggestions on that appreciated, too.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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