I just purchased a new Canon T6 with 2 kit lenses from B&H and noticed something strange; the 18-55 kit lens smells really bad, like body odor!
Not joking, it smells really bad. I noticed the smell seems to be more noticeable toward the front of the lens. The body, 75-300 kit lens and shoulder bag don't smell bad, only the 18-55 lens.
I purchased a similar kit years ago (T3i with same 18-55 kit lens), but never remember it smelling this bad.
Anyone else encountered this issue? If so, does the smell go away? Is there a way to get rid of the smell? Other than the horrible smell, there is nothing wrong with the lens.
p.s. The smell sticks to my hands and lingers a bit even after washing my hands thoroughly with soap and water.