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I dropped my Canon EOS Digital camera and 300MM zoom lense in the river. The camera has dried and seems to be working well, but the zoom lense needs to be cleaned. Can you HELP me Please. SUSAN NEWTON--- susansrealestate@comcast.net

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Ok ,lence to be cleaned by use of spirit and thoroughly dried up.

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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