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Jan 15, 2010 02:22 |  #1

:(

A tiny freaking ant is inside my lens, really inside, like "you have to pull the lens apart" inside.

It's not effecting the photos, you can't even see it through the veiw finder.

I have no idea how long it been there, or how it got there !

The only reason I saw it is because I was cleaning my filter.

Grrrr :(


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Jan 15, 2010 02:23 |  #2

Pics or it didn't happen?


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Jan 15, 2010 02:24 |  #3

Really? Any photos? :)


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Jan 15, 2010 02:31 |  #4

if it's still moving you might put the lens in a big plastic bag with a bit of ant-bait to coax it out...
Can't be anything more annoying than finding your way into one of the worlds' best lenses only to find there's no restaurants...


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Jan 15, 2010 02:37 |  #5

only thing I'm able to think about is how to roast the little bugger using the sun. you already have the lens and the ant. it's like a childs dream come true


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Jan 15, 2010 02:39 |  #6

you should use this as a philosophical premise to write a book. There's so much symbolism if you want it. The ant's scale, the function of the objective lens, the fact that he's trapped in it, even after death, and that he still doesn't affect the picture.

or you could just, you know, get it cleaned, and maybe inspected for ant sized holes.


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Jan 15, 2010 02:43 |  #7

It's dead. it must have crawled in and starved to death, you can see it well looking through the back of the lens when you zoom the lens.

I'll try to take pics, it's a very small ant, and it's sitting on the outer side.....


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Jan 15, 2010 02:49 as a reply to  @ mercersmoments's post |  #8

You wait until you get an elephant in there.
Then you got BIG problems!


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Jan 15, 2010 02:52 |  #9

mercersmoments wrote in post #9397175 (external link)
It's dead. it must have crawled in and starved to death

Or died of boredom. I mean, there's really not much to do in there.


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Jan 15, 2010 03:08 |  #10

Hopefully you don't get any fungus growth from it (but then I'm led to believe there's very little moisture inside ants, so you might be ok).

Either way I think it'd be worth getting it cleaned. That sucks.




  
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Jan 15, 2010 03:25 |  #11

gosh it's hard to take a photo of an ant inside a lens !!! The ant is about the size of half a frain of rice, maybe smaller.

I also just found out that my Tamron 17-50 2.8 is useless on the 5DmkII ! lol, first time Iv'e put it on there lol

I suppose L series lenses are not ant proof ! I don;t want to shake the lens of tap it, encase i damage it, but it looks like he's stuck there.

I'm baffled that he's not showing up on any photos, and i can't see him looking through the camera.

This lens rarely leaves my camera, i love it, its my work horse.

I'd hate to think what canon will charge me to clean it - though it's under warranty - but I don;t want to be without the lens, it's by favourite !

Maybe little ant can just live in there - dead.

I wonder if Canon would be interested in seeing that an ant got into one of their L series lenses?

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Jan 15, 2010 03:28 |  #12

Hopefully you don't get any fungus growth from it (but then I'm led to believe there's very little moisture inside ants, so you might be ok).

Either way I think it'd be worth getting it cleaned. That sucks.

That's my concern too.

lol @ the jokes you guys, but really I'm serious about this, it's peeved me right off, You should have heard the salesman's carry on about how dust proof, snow proof, dirt proof, sand proof L series lenses are.

just not ant proof.


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Jan 15, 2010 03:36 |  #13

take photos of the sun, the lens should magnify the heat and cremate the ant.




  
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Jan 15, 2010 03:45 |  #14

mercersmoments wrote in post #9397111 (external link)
:(

A tiny freaking ant is inside my lens, really inside, like "you have to pull the lens apart" inside.

It's not effecting the photos, you can't even see it through the veiw finder.

I have no idea how long it been there, or how it got there !

The only reason I saw it is because I was cleaning my filter.

Grrrr :(

Then its not a problem you need to worry about. Forget about it and carry on using the lens as normal. If you have Clean Lens OCD (having filters on lenses is usually the first sign ;))then either see a mental health specialist, or send it in for a clean.


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Jan 15, 2010 03:47 |  #15

LOL nice avatar, Karlos.


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