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Fell into water, still can used, but got watermark inside lens.



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You can use some absorbents to dry off the residual moisture but the marks might remain due to stain of the water. So try to use a hair dryer to warm the camera very carefully. Once there is no trace of water, but the marks remain on the lens , then it is important to remove the lens assembly after dismantling the camera so as to clean the lens using proper lens cleaner.
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