G15 Lens Protection

Started Sep 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
edu T Senior Member • Posts: 1,174
Re: G15 Lens Protection (or any lack thereof)

willsmother wrote:

My S90 has survived years of abuse, trekked up to Sikkim, cycled the Tour de Timor, cycled Shan State in Burma, all dust, rain, humidity, without extra nursing

The G15 looks even more robust

Yep. Nonetheless, both lenses have two weak points:

a) The automatic lens cap petals travel too close to the glass outer surface. Provisional remedy: don't ever touch'em. Never.

b) The major gaps for dust to enter the lens and occasionally making it to the sensor seem to be under the rims of the telescoping lens barrel which, not being sealed, acts as a (slow) vacuum pump as it extends. Provisional remedy: perhaps too optimistically, sometimes I zoom it to the max. just to check for specks on the extended barrel and dust them off.

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