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Canon 24-105L Lens Owners ? help needed

pulsar69 14 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 9:55AM
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 Plus
7 261 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 9:58AM
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 14 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 10:04AM
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 12 543 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 10:18AM
Your seal is damaged.
Dave_Canon 11 1.4k United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 10:55AM
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.

3 Mar 2013 12:23PM
Definitely the rubber seal is damaged. A new lens should have no gaps or tears.
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
3 Mar 2013 2:02PM
Yep, damaged seal. Funny, until you posted this I had never even noticed it before.
SteveHunter 10 386 1 England
3 Mar 2013 2:03PM
I concur that, just checked mine which is about a month old and no gaps or tears in that thankfully.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 2:34PM
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 14 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 3:15PM
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 Plus
7 261 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 4:10PM
its damaged
probably a simple repair though
has to be uniform or its not a seal
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
3 Mar 2013 5:50PM
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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