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Been out in the rain and despite covering my digital slr it may have got damp. Now it won't switch from manual to auto focus even though the switch moves. Is gentle drying likely to cure the problem?

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Took lens off the camera and let it dry out in gentle heat over a period of five hours. The problem seems to be solved.
\015\012Moral of this story; don't put too much faith in waterproof covers during very heavy downpours!
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