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Canon 24-105L Lens Owners ? help needed

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    pulsar69
    pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Mar 2013 - 9:55 AM

    Please could someone take a look at their 24-105L lens and the small rubber dust seal on the metal mount end that joins the body , are there two small gaps in the seal or is your seal complete , not sure if ours is worn or always like that but just noticed it ? our lens is a 2121946 serial

    thanks for your help !

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    tpfkapm
    tpfkapm  3142 forum posts United Kingdom
    3 Mar 2013 - 9:58 AM

    can you add a pic?

    not quite sure what you mean, but mine has a kind of double edge all the way around which is the same as the other L lenses i have

    pulsar69
    pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Mar 2013 - 10:04 AM

    Photo of lens 24105l.jpg

    Not sure if different versions of this lens could be different either the gaps seems a little straight but then its odd that there should be gaps at all in a seal !

    rogerfry
    rogerfry e2 Member 8505 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
    3 Mar 2013 - 10:18 AM

    Your seal is damaged.

    Dave_Canon
    3 Mar 2013 - 10:55 AM

    I have checked mine and I have about 4 gaps though none quite as large as your largest gap. This looks like normal wear and tear to me. I have had the lens from new and for at least 6-7 years. I do not have a dust problem so I am not gong to worry about it myself.

    Dave

    parallax
    parallax e2 Member 5112 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
    3 Mar 2013 - 12:23 PM

    Definitely the rubber seal is damaged. A new lens should have no gaps or tears.

    adrian_w
    adrian_w e2 Member 73304 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Mar 2013 - 2:02 PM

    Yep, damaged seal. Funny, until you posted this I had never even noticed it before.

    SteveHunter
    3 Mar 2013 - 2:03 PM

    I concur that, just checked mine which is about a month old and no gaps or tears in that thankfully.

    ianrobinson
    ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Mar 2013 - 2:34 PM

    No nothing in mine either, So as all are saying, damaged.
    Saying it is damaged though and where it is, I imagine it will still produce quality Images I am guessing.

    pulsar69
    pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Mar 2013 - 3:15 PM

    Yep the lens is actually still perfect and this is on our second camera so it doesn't get as much use , have noticed can get one ( seal ) off ebay for around 16 quid and guessing it can be too hard to fix ? just the screws that hold the mount on and then change over - anyone done this before ?

    tpfkapm
    tpfkapm  3142 forum posts United Kingdom
    3 Mar 2013 - 4:10 PM

    its damaged
    probably a simple repair though
    has to be uniform or its not a seal

    Last Modified By tpfkapm at 3 Mar 2013 - 4:11 PM
    justin c
    justin c  104519 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Mar 2013 - 5:50 PM

    I wouldn't worry about it. It's only a couple of small nicks from mounting and unmounting the lens. You could replace the seal but who's to say it won't happen again.

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