Thursday, October 17, 2013

Seawater Spray Can Kill Your Camera -- Not Mine

big wave off coast of Okinawa

Catching Big Waves Can Be Fun

 

 

The problem with salt water is, it will corrode cameras and lenses.

Yesterday wasn't the first time the ocean came in contact with my gear.

It happens to me lots of times.


Pentax K5 camera taking a shower


 

Luckily, there was an outdoor shower at a beach nearby.



Pentax on tripod taking shower at beach


 

The tripod and camera fit nicely in there.


close up, Pentax K5 under shower



When everything was properly positioned,  the valve got cracked wide open.

And, the camera got a good five minute, cold shower.


camera cleaning gear


Once we all get dried off, it's time for Photography Tip:  Cleaning Your Camera

 

Note:  Pentax Cameras Are Made For This Kind of Treatment

 

If you use a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus or, iPad:

Follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Another option:  Don't get too close to the ocean when you're taking pictures.





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