Ok I was going to stay out of this but I can see it needs attention. One I am one of the Mods and when you call someone a liar or make the suggestion without knowing that person or what they have gone thru a personal response will almost always follow. Dimitri your passion is noted but since you were not there then you can not know what Mathew's gear has survived. I am a retired US Navy Corpsman and I had many a lens sit with salt water spray on it because I didn't have time to clean it off right then due to Military requirements and never once did it cause any permanent damage. Yes I agree with you this is not ideal nor do I recommended it but life happens. Now I would say to Mathew it would have been best to walk away and that is always the best coarse of action. But Dimitri you do continue to challenge the membership with they can't handle the truth in more than one thread and this provokes a personal response in many of the threads you post in and I will not say you are always wrong because you are not but you are not always right either. Please drop this NOW and yes the Mods where looking into this thread we do not just jump in we are all volunteers and it may take some time for a Mod to read all the new posts, but it has now gotten out of hand so all parties need to drop the subject.