Does heat melt lenses?

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JimH123 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,137
Re: Does heat melt lenses?

WongRQ wrote:

Hi everyone,

Thinking of shooting things with fire in the photo, the lens would be quite close to it (and maybe even extension tubes will be used).

In here:, Canon explains why Canon paints their lenses white, is to protect the lenses from heat.

Would like to know if this is a concern.

I read all the responses, and I wouldn't want to have a lens close to the fire.  And even if melting is not going to happen, the gases that come from the flames would not be good for the lens.  I see you have a Sigma 150-600.  Put the extension tube on that lens and get some distance from the flame.

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