Did camera break my lens?

Started Oct 20, 2010 | Discussions thread
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oblongbard
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Did camera break my lens?
Oct 20, 2010

I recently bought a used Tamron 24-135 lens and have been using it for a week or two with good results. The other day I was using it on my K20 with a tripod snapping away and then it made a funny sounding click and the viewfinder went black and so did the photos taken after that. I got worried thinking the mirror might have fallen off or some other major damage to the camera. I took the lens off and a little plastic piece from the lens was caught up in the mirror.

Somehow that little piece popped off while the camera was stationary on the tripod. The lens seemed to be in like new condition when I got it and I don't understand how it broke loose. The first photo shows it with the piece on the lens and the other 2 are without it.

The lens functions fine without it so I don't know if I should leave it off or try a little superglue and put it back in place?

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