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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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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
Photo of lens
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 !
Your seal is damaged.
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.
Definitely the rubber seal is damaged. A new lens should have no gaps or tears.
Yep, damaged seal. Funny, until you posted this I had never even noticed it before.
I concur that, just checked mine which is about a month old and no gaps or tears in that thankfully.
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.
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 ?
probably a simple repair though
has to be uniform or its not a seal
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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