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    Default Water Damage on Camera

    Hi,

    Last year we had a slight incident, where, after following the vehicle in front of us going trough a river in Botswana, the one wheel ended up in a hole (long story, likely dug by a hippo and we were just the unlikely vehicle).

    The result was some water entering the car resulting in water damage to the camera, a Nikon D850. The camera was unfortunately not insured, or, specified on the insurance policy so it was not covered.

    We took the camera to Nikon, but they said that they do not fix water damage cameras.

    Does anyone know, or can recommend a specialist that can look and fix this, or, would you just recommend the replacement of the camera.
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    Default Re: Water Damage on Camera

    Is Radiolens in Pta still active? Henri and the other guy?
    Last time I visited them they were in Lynnwood rd.
    Website gives a non-return.



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    Default Re: Water Damage on Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Is Radiolens in Pta still active? Henri and the other guy?
    Last time I visited them they were in Lynnwood rd.
    Website gives a non-return.
    Tried him, but I understand that Henri is sick and he no longer can fix cameras.
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    Default Re: Water Damage on Camera

    I would be hesitant to spend money on water damage.

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    Default Re: Water Damage on Camera

    If Nikon won't touch it, I'd think you'd be chucking good money down a black hole with anyone else. The Nikon workshop is best equipped to fix one of their cameras, so I doubt anyone else will get it right.
    I've had cameras and lenses serviced by them.
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    Default Re: Water Damage on Camera

    Sorry, but it's dead, sad to say. Water causes corrosion that is often invisible in many places, so hidden areas are ticking time bombs.
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    Default Re: Water Damage on Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by MorneDJ View Post
    Tried him, but I understand that Henri is sick and he no longer can fix cameras.
    sad to hear that, really good people. Can’t remember the name of his partner, allthough I bought my first slr from them way back when they were in the arcade in the cbd. Must be 40 years.



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