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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: D800 weatherproofing"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Thu 18-Apr-13 09:25 AM

How do you mean "exposed to moisture"? Was it condensation or a drop into water, or just high humidity? Seals help with resisting dirt and liquid from entering the camera but that is by no means water proofing, which requires a waterproof housing such as used for underwater photography.
The seal system is only as good as the weakest link which is lenses. How water proof are your lenses and what condition are the seals, if it has them.
We have outdoors and wildlife shooters on this forum who regularly use their D800's in high moisture conditions but liquid water or any fluid is always a threat so most take precautions to reduce the threat.
$180 or so is an indication that the seals actually worked because the damage is minor, possibly a little corrosion on the main pc board that could be neutralized chemically. Otherwise it would have been expensive.
Stan
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