Request for Fuji to stop using rubber on lenses-Rockwell's got sticky!

Started Jun 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Request for Fuji to stop using rubber on lenses-Rockwell's got sticky!
Jun 25, 2014

Many Fuji lenses are just hard plastic.  Fantastic, as it does not age.  Examples are the 18, 27, 35, the 56, 60.

But some new lenses are now like Nikon and Canon with rubber.  Like the 55-200, the 50-230 etc.

Rubber as the years go by gets sticky.  Ken Rockwell is upset many of his $ 1995 lenses he bought years ago are now sticky and smelly and have essentially disabled the lens.

I personally do not like the pungent smell of rubber on a lens.  And I think it cheapens it.  But to know that years from now it will start degrading, getting sticky is bad.

I say make all lenses like the 56mm or the 35mm.

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