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Had a little accident..

Posted 11/03/2016 - 16:29 Link
Without further ado:Comment Image

Thank godness for weeather sealing. Body clean after 5 minutes under the tap, unfortunatelly Sigma 18-35 is not weather resistant. I think it's going to take me a while to clean this mess. Any advice how to get about it?

Note to self: when you want to get down the hill use your legs not your bottom.
Pentax K-3 II, DA 50/1.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8, DA* 300/4, 1.4x HD DA Converter
Posted 11/03/2016 - 16:42 Link
A suggestion for the lens, a damp paintbrush and plenty of time and with care, ideally before the mud dries. clean the paintbrush frequently under a running tap

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Posted 11/03/2016 - 21:18 Link
Apparentlly uncooked rice is good at drying out mobile phones that have fallen into water so, after washng the mud off, you could bury the camera and lens in rice for a day or so.

Not too expensive.

Posted 11/03/2016 - 21:49 Link
saw the title and thought you go to the toilet befor you go out lol

but after seeing the photo i thinks a trip to a good camera shop would be a good idea

good excuse to buy a new lens

mind you there isant many of them about these days though (camera shops that is)
Edited by stu62: 11/03/2016 - 21:53
Posted 11/03/2016 - 21:57 Link
Wet wipes...the W5 spectacle wipes from lidl.
Posted 12/03/2016 - 08:09 Link
So after 5 minutes under the sink with gentle work with old toothbrush the camera is like new. Weather sealing onK3 II works.
As for the lens: 1 hour of careful work with q-tips, hobby knife (to get into small gaps), baking paper ( nice smooth and a bit stiff gets between zoom ring and body to drag all dirt out) lens is OK. Zoom ring works smoothly and there's only little grinding noise when using focus ring. As I don't use manual focus it's not my biggest concern.

Luckilly I fell down on thick mud and not in a puddle. Most of the heavy stuff just came off. And my habit of keeping the hood on lens helped immensly, not a drop of mud on front element. The photo actually shows the worst angle, lens was clean everywhere else, mud only where you see it.

I guess I could contact Sigma UK and ask them for estimate on cleaning job.

Buying new lens is out of question.

Pentax K-3 II, DA 50/1.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8, DA* 300/4, 1.4x HD DA Converter
Edited by gfurm: 12/03/2016 - 08:11
Posted 14/03/2016 - 16:28 Link
I'm glad that you've got it (mostly) sorted, that did look pretty bad.
SMC Pentax-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE; SMC Pentax-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR; SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR;
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE; SMC Pentax-FA 80-320mm F4.5-5.6; HD Pentax DA AF Converter 1.4X AW.

The 50-200 and 80-320 will be sold assuming I like my new 55-300.

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