Lens caught in rain


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Elvira

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Yesterday i was shooting halfway and it rained heavily,i was using Sigma 70-300mm and some rain got onto it...went home and tried wiping it,even tried air blowing with a dryer.tried the lens and still works as per normal,problem is...will my lens get fungus easily in future? and will getting a dry cabinet helpout?

Just a penny of my newbie thoughts,thanks!:)
 

jeff49er

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Some water droplets will not harm your lens.

If u r talking about soaking wet then it is a major prob.
 

photobum

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Ok, here is what you should do.
  • Wipe your lens throughly with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Leave it outside (on a table) in room temperature for a day to remove any condensation.
  • Store your lens in a dry cabinet as per normal.
PS: Using a hair dryer is not advisable especially on a Sigma lens. Reason is the dry heat may cause the synthetic vinyl coating on your lens to deteriorate.
 

Elvira

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thanks for all te advice!
hope to learn more from you guys in future:)
 

viewwing

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bring a small microfiber cloth (can get from petrol mart) and use it to cover your camera should it rain suddenly... it will help to your camera dry :D
 

Elvira

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Thanks for all the advice!
cheers:)
 

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