New promo on Olympus 40-150mm - $99!

Started Jun 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
jharvey Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: Trivial issue........

tedolf wrote:

the plastic mount is fine for a light weight lens. The camera side has springs in it and the plastic itself has a self-lubricating quality so wear is really not an issue. If you do break it some how (and I have never heard of this) it is easy to replace, much easier than replacing the female bayonett in the camera body!

Not a question of potential breakage for me. Rather, the possibility of miniscule 'shavings' coming off a plastic flange when being dragged across a metal camera mount and ending up -perhaps unseen- inside the body (over the long term with thousands of mounting/unmountings) - though the self-lubricating you're referring to would hopefully combat that possibility.

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