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    I would do the CLA thing, and DO NOT APPLY HEAT! I have a history of dropping expensive things into the water and now own a lot of even more expensive waterproof things. One lesson I learned is to remove moisture with dry cold, or better yet a vacuum chamber. The faster you can get it into dry cold or a vacuum chamber the better. Heating will actually accelerate rust formation (at least it feels that way) and may damage things that are not broken now. You are going to want to get a CLA to be sure no metal parts have rust on them, and to clean and re-oil the ones that are at risk. Rust never sleeps or stops unless treated, let the shop know your camera went for a swim so they know to disassemble and clean everything. It may cost you, but think of it as an "educational expense".

    Good luck.
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    And next time make sure that a lifeguard is on duty or put a life vest on it.
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    Whatever you do, don't throw it away. Even if things don't work out - and hopefully they will - there are always people around looking for project cameras, learning about repair, needing parts, etc.

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    Sorry about your accident, those things float like rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    Make sure to take the batteries out.

    Batteries? What batteries, it's a 500 CM, there's no batteries, mate!

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    That was just a catch all comment. There are so many different cameras some use batteries some don't.
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    In a pinch uncooked instant rice can substitute for dehydrating packets. If you're in N.A. you may want to give Mr. Odess a call to get specfic instructions.
    The good news is that the camera should get through the ordeal with no problem. Salt water would be a different matter though.

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    Thank you all for the comments. I am currently on the road so when I get home home I will decide what to do. I have the 501cm sitting at home in a box, that will be my main film camera for now. I may end up putting this up at ebay and see if I can recoup a little of my initial expense.

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    If you sell it, what would you ask for it?
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
    And sleep to dream till day
    Of the truth that gold can never buy
    Of the bawbles that it may.

    www.silverhalidephotography.com

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