Instruction booklet -12-35mm lens

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by arnold1896, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. arnold1896

    arnold1896 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hi All,

    Having just taken delivery of this new expensive lens, most unusually I read the user instructions.
    Now they state: "Do not carry the unit when it is still attached to
    the camera body"
    also Inside a vehicle.
    If these were followed i do not understant how one could ever use the lens to take photos.
    If i go to China wow what about the humidity and i guess fireworks are out as there will be fire present. Hope the plane does not vibrate on take off.
    And this is a dustproof sealed lens.
    Is something lost in translation!!


    Comments welcome please.

  2. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Real Name:
    Robert (Rob)
    I think they might mean don't hold by the lens when it is attached to the camera rather than holding the camera - presumably because you might strain the lens to camera interface - just a guess but that would make sense perhaps ?
    I tend to hold my 14 - 140 lens by the barrel when it is attached to my camera
  3. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I thnk you would find those in ANY lens manual.
  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
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    Taking photos and driving is just as bad as texting and driving. Like chewing bubble gum and taking names.... wait....
  5. ralfmouth

    ralfmouth Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 16, 2012
    The panasonic 100-300 manual says the same, and i thought "what?". I guess avoid excessive pressure on the lens mount, but you have to carry it.