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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!!

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  2. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    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
    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.
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