when lens extend, easy damage by sidway force or not?

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Jefftan Senior Member • Posts: 2,512
when lens extend, easy damage by sidway force or not?

I have had this wonder since day 1 of using digital camera in 2006.

I am always extra careful when lens extend and make sure not in crowded place when people can knock at it from the side

and I worry if sometimes I forget and put lens into bag with lens extended

Is it necessary? sometimes I think it is in a tough plastic shell and sideway knock doesn't matter

but sometimes i think sideway knock can move lens element out of intended position so damage it

if it is not important than why if u read lens manual, it always advice u to retract lens before putting in camera bag

If it cannot be damage by sideway force than it should be ok to extend and put into camera bag

Anyone can comment on this?

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