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Large piece of fine lint under front element, 14-54mm version 1

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Gary Ramey, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    Interesting I noticed a peice of what appears to be carpet fiber about 1/4 inch long underneath the front element on my 14-54mm. So anyone ever dealt with that. It appears magnetized to the front, center. Anyone ever try compressed air or something to try and dislodge it? Is there an easy way to disassemble it?
  2. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    It's hard with these modern lenses, while I feel confident enough cracking open my old Hexanon film lenses, electronic ones are a different story. I have a similar stuck-on piece of lint somewhere inside my 17mm f2.8 which irks me.

    Compressed air didn't seem to reach the thing, or budge it at all at any rate.
  3. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Killarney, OzTrailEYa

    the zooming in and out of lenses sucks air in and out like a pump, so its sadly a fact of life with zooms (which change length when they zoom). It may even move around in time.

    on the plus side you will be probably totally unable to identify it on images.

    At least now you'll probably be less worried about taking the lens into iffy places now.

    Best Wishes
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