Is it true about this canon lens having a dust acummulation problem as shared by so many users in so many reviews? If this is so what would help correct this? Those that have used Lens filters have mixed opinions about the effectiveness of this solution.
I have the 17 - 55 IS 2.8 and it was dusty right out of the box, brand new! The vendor will have it serviced as part of the warrenty but this is a serious design fault for a lens that is touted to deliver L series image quality (some reviews make this image claim, not Canon). Anyhow I can't say that the dust has greatly affected my images, I just don't like the fact that the dust is there or that it could get worse or return after service. If it give me much more trouble I'll swap it for a 24-105 IS f4 L.
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Switching between Shooting and Playback.....32 .... Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should never be used .... Do not operatethe flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to its lens. ..... PowerShot A520:.
Nov 30, 2007 - It was a fix for a Canon A520, but am not sure if it would work for ..... I have a Canon Powershot A540 which will not turn on and lens is stuck out extended.... (even when they are new) in camera mode and not playback mode.
If the dust is inside the lens, then you are unlucky. Canon lenses (except for a select number of the L series lenses) are not dust or weather sealed. So each time you work the zoom mechanism on a inexpensive EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens, the mechanism is working like a giant billows allowing air (and dust and moisture) to flow through the lens and camera body. Sometimes large dust particles can accumulate on the different lens elements, but it does not have any impact on the quality of the photo
If the dust is creating problem fro your picture get it fixed from service center i will suggest you should not try to open it
You'd need to have it fixed at a service center. For the Canon Powershots as you have, the place that services these models exclusively is: www.camerasandparts.com The Canon Powershots are all they work on and they do excellent work, not expensive at all to have it serviced through them. Hope that helps you with it, good luck.
The Canon series are fine camera's, but they seem to suffer from lens errors (check how many people suffered from this by googling lens error canon). The problem seems to come from sand/dust entering the body and jamming the lens gear. A handy person may be able to fix it, but I think Canon should have designed an enclosed lens gear so sand/dust can not enter.
Camera's are commonly carried in pockets, so it is logical sand and dust can be expected.
There are some issues with getting perfect focus in some situations.
CAUTION! DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT DISASSEMBLING YOUR LENS. In 1964, I made the mistake of doing the same thing for a single focal-length lens for my Nikon F. This lens did not even approach the mechanical complexity of a modern zoom lens. Lenses are put together like jigsaw puzzles. I removed one screw and found to go further, I needed to do another. In fifteen minutes, the lens was in 50 pieces on the table. It cost over $175 to have a camera repair man reassemble it. This was a a time when the top of the line Nikon sold for $300 vs. $5000 today. Usually dust between elements does not affect performance, but if it is degrading your pictures, take the lens to a professional. This is not a job for an amateur.