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One of my mates used my 70-200 2.8 L for the recent Indy, upon it's return it had a rather decent film of fuel on the front element... no problems, that is to be expected and easily cleaned. But I have just noticed that some pics I shot on the weekend were not as sharp as normal, so upon a closer inspection of the lens I see that the same fuel gunge has coated the internal elements as well! :-( I have use this lens for motor sport quite a lot and never has this problem before, but I would ...

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    One of my mates used my 70-200 2.8 L for the recent Indy, upon it's return
    it had a rather decent film of fuel on the front element... no problems,
    that is to be expected and easily cleaned.

    But I have just noticed that some pics I shot on the weekend were not as
    sharp as normal, so upon a closer inspection of the lens I see that the same
    fuel gunge has coated the internal elements as well! :-(

    I have use this lens for motor sport quite a lot and never has this problem
    before, but I would imagine that Indy being a much more "closed" street
    circuit the gunk in the air tends to hang around, plus the fact that you are
    so much closer to the action doesn't help either.

    So a bit of my kit goes back to Canon yet a gain... I just hope I can get
    this back in time for my OS trip that is only weeks away now.

    Russell Stewart
    Australian Digital Photo Of The Day
    http://www.potd.com.au


    AU Guest

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    "AU Digital Photo Of The Day" <com.au> wrote in message
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    This is just condensation of volatile liquids. If you zoom it s the air
    in.


    Miro Guest

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    Aren't they supposed to be environmentally sealed?



    "AU Digital Photo Of The Day" <com.au> wrote in message
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    Gavin Guest

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    "Gavin Cato" <woofg.com> wrote in message
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    Dunno? Maybe the IS version is better, but it appears the non-IS version
    s! :-)


    AU Guest

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    yes they are, I use mine in drenching rain, never had a problem.

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    Derek Guest

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    It's not a Nikkor! Cheap . :)

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    eric Guest

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    Maybe you should use Nikon gear :-)

    I have photographed about 5 Indy's and have never had a problem!

    Only 'tongue-in-cheek' but really, I have never had a problem, and that is
    from thousands and thousands of exposures...

    Cameron

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    Cameron Guest

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    Bugger the lens .... what about your lungs?



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    nb Guest

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    On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 08:40:09 GMT
    "nb" <com> wrote:
     

    bugger the lungs! i can cough grease out of my lungs, but no my lenses!

    Cheers,
    Phil
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    "Cameron" <com> wrote in message
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    My lens has been to plenty of motorsport before (inc Indy) and this has
    never been a problem, however a little while back this lens had a rear
    element/best focus adjustment at Canon and I am wondering if it was not put
    back together 100% perfect and this has let the crap in?

    Anyway it is at Canon now and with luck it will be looked at in Brisbane
    tomorrow, by the CPS tech they have up here while the world cup is on. It
    would be good to avoid the trip the Sydney and normal repair que.... fingers
    crossed!


    AU Guest

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    "AU Digital Photo Of The Day" <com.au> wrote in message
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    > My lens has been to plenty of motorsport before (inc Indy) and this has
    > never been a problem, however a little while back this lens had a rear
    > element/best focus adjustment at Canon and I am wondering if it was not[/ref]
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    That sounds like a fair possibility. I must admit, I have had to clean
    elements on 300, 80-200 and 17-35 between races, especially after Indy cars.
    But never had any continuing problems...

    Cameron
     
    fingers 


    Cameron Guest

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