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Canon 24-105L weather sealed my a**

 
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May 13, 2012 18:46 |  #1

So yesterday while i was cleaning up all the lenses. I came up on my 24-105L and saw that it had a small speck of dust. I thought it was the lens filter till i removed it and saw that it was still present inside of the second element. I've seen other threads about this too on how its not guaranteed. Should i send it to canon? for this minor annoyance? It has been past 30 days since i've had the lens. I honestly thought this would happen to my 35 or 85 since i use those more often. 24-105L 15%, 85mmL 35%, & 35mmL 50% time of use.

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May 13, 2012 18:56 |  #2

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May 13, 2012 19:00 |  #3

That's not a failure of weather sealing. If its dust, it's just a fact of life, dust is inside everything or it's just a matter of time unto it is.

I wouldn't worry about it unless it affects your images(which is doubtful).




  
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May 13, 2012 19:05 |  #4

that happens. i wouldn't bother sending it in.




  
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May 13, 2012 19:09 |  #5

There is dust in every single lens I have every owned (you have to look pretty hard sometimes, but there is always some dust there if you have it for a few years). That includes many Canon L lenses, most of which are sealed against weather.

Dust in lenses is a fact of life. Fortunately, it seems to have no noticeably effect on the images. My 24-105L has some dust. I ignore it.


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May 13, 2012 19:10 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #6

Should i send it to canon? for this minor annoyance?

if you're going to perform rectal exams on your equipment you're never going to be happy, but you are in the right place :D.

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May 13, 2012 19:20 |  #7

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May 13, 2012 19:22 |  #8

You are being anal - let it go!




  
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May 13, 2012 19:31 |  #9

ed rader wrote in post #14426567 (external link)
Should i send it to canon? for this minor annoyance?

if you're going to perform rectal exams on your equipment you're never going to be happy, but you are in the right place :D.

ed rader

Well this is my first trio of lenses i've owned. Other than my film Rebel X.

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You are being anal - let it go!

Done! Yeah i realized i was being anal after i posted this.


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May 13, 2012 20:11 |  #10

You realize that it's only sealed when it's on the body? When you are changing it for something else dust can get in from the back and work it's way forward.

Also, the sealing is not aways as amazing as people think. They didn't build hermitically sealed lens bodies. It's more like well a bit of splashing and light rain has a harder time of getting inside. A hermitically sealed 24-105 would be a **** to zoom as that len's internal volume increases as you zoom. If you look online you'll find the seal around the extending barrel is just a bit of foam, not even a rubber o ring. So yeah dust can get in. As can water, sand and basically anything small.

And as you can imaging as that lens needs to suck in air when you zoom it well it's going to suck in other stuff too..


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May 13, 2012 20:26 |  #11

ed rader wrote in post #14426567 (external link)
Should i send it to canon? for this minor annoyance?

if you're going to perform rectal exams on your equipment you're never going to be happy, but you are in the right place :D.

ed rader

Good one Ed,

We can always count on you for a good laugh. :)

In regards to the dust I wouldnt worry about it. You could have it cleaned but, a week later have it re-appear. It seems some lenses are better against dust then others, but it will happen over time.


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May 13, 2012 20:33 |  #12

ed rader wrote in post #14426567 (external link)
Should i send it to canon? for this minor annoyance?

if you're going to perform rectal exams on your equipment you're never going to be happy, but you are in the right place :D.

ed rader

Damn Ed...

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May 13, 2012 20:40 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #13

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