08-12-2017 05:47 PM
What do they do in Scotland with a Canon D6? #scotchmist
I cannot advise you on who to contact if you're living in Scotland. Hopefully, your camera is not a total loss, and it just one circuit board. It really depends upon the nature of the moisture, and whether or not the camera was powered up when it was wet, just how extensive the damage could be.
Make them feel sorry for you. What have you got to lose? From what you describe, the camera could be a total loss. Maybe they'll give a discount on a new one for being a loyal customer.
Not even the top of the line DSLRs are totally "water proof". They are "dust and moisture resistant." Some models are more resistant that others. It is safe to assume any camera is not moisture resistant, and treat it that way.
08-12-2017 06:25 PM
08-12-2017 08:33 PM
I'm not certain if the 6D has a weather and dust sealed protection. I know the 7D, 5D, and 1D series camera get weather sealed treatment to varying degrees as do some mid-range models.
But the 6D is an entry full frame camera designed to keep the entry price a little lower.
No Canon cameras are "waterproof". They cannot be submerged ... the seals protect from splashes and moderate rain -- basically water that isn't under any pressure or force. Body seams get gaskets. Dials get o-rings. But if you inspect the memory card and battery doors there are no serious water-tight seals. Also, only some lenses have a weather sealing treatment and ALL of them are "L" series (red ring around the front of the lens). Not all L lenses are weather sealed. You would see a silicone gasket that mates with the lens mounting flange. Zero non-L lenses are weather sealed.
Even with my scuba diving cameras and other electronics... which are aggressively sealed against water even at high pressure... everything must be troweled dry before opening any seals (I never changed the film without first drying the camera thoroughly).
If what is inside your camera actually is water and only water, then you can dry the interior by putting the camera in a sealed bag with desiccant packs to dry the air. It may take several days.
08-13-2017 11:31 AM
Big mistake to turn on the camera or any electronic device while it is wet. I know it is a natural act but waiting until it is completely dry is best. It can take weeks for the interior to dry thoroughly.
08-18-2017 08:29 AM