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    Nikon D90 - splashed with a BIG surf

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    Few weeks back while at North Strady I was shooting at the george quite high (and thinking to be dry). A sudden HUGE surf met me and kissed my camera.

    Well while not entirely drenched a good part of it had the salt water in it. I managed to shield it somewhat and later cleaned it as much as possible. The camera seems to be working fine but yesterday I opened the pop up flash (something I very seldom use) and it was kind of stuck - I had to lift it up. Also noticed that the power button was a bit iffy. It's a Nikon D90 with the 24-70 mounted on it at the time.

    I know sending it for a service at Nikon is the best option but will be expensive. Is there any advise please?
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    Is there any advise please?
    Dont' let your camera get wet with salt water.

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    G'day DJ

    Back in film camera days the recommendation was to immediately a) remove film and b) dunk camera in bucket of fresh water till it was delivered to service personnel - and then expect a big bill for its 'recovery'

    These days a la digital / electronic etc etc, any 'commercial-grade' digi-camera that's been "in" salt water is destined for the junk bin

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    Yep, sad but true, the salt in the water will remain as a residue on all the electronic components and over time it will corrode your camera and it will be dead. Sorry!

    Nikon will probably tell you that any repairs will just delay the inevitable. Do you have insurance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzzieTraveller View Post
    G'day DJ

    Back in film camera days the recommendation was to immediately a) remove film and b) dunk camera in bucket of fresh water till it was delivered to service personnel - and then expect a big bill for its 'recovery'

    These days a la digital / electronic etc etc, any 'commercial-grade' digi-camera that's been "in" salt water is destined for the junk bin

    Regards, Phil
    Well my camera is still going quite well - will wait until it dies

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Yep, sad but true, the salt in the water will remain as a residue on all the electronic components and over time it will corrode your camera and it will be dead. Sorry!

    Nikon will probably tell you that any repairs will just delay the inevitable. Do you have insurance?
    I think the salt water did not go through the camera - it was fairly superficial. Let me see how it goes for a few months (it's working fine now). I do have insurance dso that's another option.

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    If you have insurance, I'd claim now before it gets worse, and they decide that you took too long to claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbose View Post
    Hi All

    A sudden HUGE surf met me and kissed my camera.
    . Is there any advise please?
    a) Don't pay to get it fixed.

    b) Keep using it until it dies.

    c) Start looking at a D600 while thinking 'gee that's nice'.

    d) All of the above.

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