Ominous water leakage in E-5

Started Oct 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 36 deg and 8% rel humidity . . .

xtforest wrote:

Yeah it's all good now. When I took the lens off there were water dropets around the mount, so I wonder whether the lens seal has perished. It's my oldest HG lens, bought in 2006 so it's likely I guess. Surprisingly hot today!

Cheers,

Rob

Rob,

glad you found the entry point. 
I've often wondered how long those seals will last and whether it's better to leave the lens on the camera - avoiding wear as the lens is fitted/removed, or to take the lens off - avoiding prolonged compression of the seal.
I bought that lens in 2005 but it's not had much use for the past few year. I might try a controlled water seal test.

Peter

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