Thursday, January 10, 2013
A winter walk in the Dismal Swamp #4
After heavy rains a couple of days before we arrived in the Dismal Swamp, the water was high in many areas and several times we had to put a log across a flooded path in order to continue. I was carrying the telephoto lens in my coat pocket "just in case" and while jumping across a puddle, the lens fell out and landed half in and half out of the water. I plucked it out of the water and dried it off as quickly as I could. Fortunately no water got in the contacts on the rear of the lens, but there was water inside the front element. I was afraid that this lens was doomed, but I after I got home, I put the lens in a zip-lock bag with a couple of cups of rice and after a few days, the lens was perfectly dry and functional. Lesson learned.