Ominous water leakage in E-5

Started Oct 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 6,921
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!




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.


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