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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:00 am 
Hi all- I recently went on a trip to Niagara where I let my Nikon D60 get wet..... :-( Hopefully, nothing went wrong....And on top of that, I did frequent lens changes in some windy conditions. I feel I need to completely clean up my gear.. Any suggestions about what exactly to clean in the body and the lens..
Hopefully, the water hasn't done any damage (that I don't know) to my gear.

I have Nikon D60 + 18-55mm + 55-200mm.


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If you can't actually see any water ingress, you might be ok, but to be sure, it may be a good idea to put a few packs of silica-gel (or similar ) around your gear & keep in a warm, dry place for a couple of days.

Wait till you've checked your pics for dust/dirt first, before attempting sensor cleaning, again you might be lucky.

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If nothing seems wrong so far, chances are you'll be ok. You might be surprised how much water you can apply to unsealed bodies and lenses before it causes a problem. I'd just leave them in the open for at last a few days just to let any trapped moisture escape again.

Similarly with the dirt, just do that "as necessary". If it isn't causing a problem, don't worry about it. Cleaning badly can cause more problems in itself.

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