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Converters, adapters and extension tubes All those lens accessories that get in between the lens and the camera.

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Oh dear, my MC14



I'm assuming this is the weather seal. Is it user fixable or back to Olympus?
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I'm assuming this is the weather seal. Is it user fixable or back to Olympus?
I think that should be easily fixable, possibly by loosening those four screws enough to slip the rubber seal back in, but don't quote me on that.
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Re: Oh dear, my MC14

If its under guarantee then back to Olympus; otherwise a trip to Luton Cameras. If it was mine I would have ago first.
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I think that should be easily fixable, possibly by loosening those four screws enough to slip the rubber seal back in, but don't quote me on that.
I did loosen the screws, they weren't that tight to begin with, but it didn't seem to do anything except raise my blood pressure.
I've actually managed to push some of the rubber back in but I think it may have stretched slightly so we'll see what happens.

I probably won't dunk it in the bath until it's fixed
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If its under guarantee then back to Olympus; otherwise a trip to Luton Cameras. If it was mine I would have ago first.
Still under warranty but I think I'll leave until the autumn to return if I can't fix it any better.
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Re: Oh dear, my MC14

I'd put a tiny trace of silicone grease on the seal, and coax it back in with a cocktail stick.

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Having fiddled with many hundreds of "O" rings in the past, I was just about to post the same advice Jim but thankfully noticed you beat me to it

A tiny amount of silicone spray applied on a tissue works wonders on stiff zooms too.

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I'd put a tiny trace of silicone grease on the seal, and coax it back in with a cocktail stick.

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Thanks for that, I've got a can of silicone spray. Don't worry I won't spray the lens I'll just put a dob on some paper.
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Re: Oh dear, my MC14

Dry silicone spray is part of my photography maintenance kit! I use it about once a year on my zoom lens barrels and also the hood bayonets.

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Dry silicone spray is part of my photography maintenance kit! I use it about once a year on my zoom lens barrels and also the hood bayonets.

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Interesting, I'm not sure now if the silicone spray I have is the dry variety.
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Dry silicone spray is part of my photography maintenance kit! I use it about once a year on my zoom lens barrels and also the hood bayonets.

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That's interesting Jim, I've never heard about this (maybe I need to get out more ). I found my 50-200mm SWD was sticking a bit when zooming recently. Do you recommed any particular brand? You just spray the lens barrel whilst fully extended?

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You just spray the lens barrel whilst fully extended?

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No! Spray a small amount onto a tissue then wipe the extended barrel with the tissue.
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No! Spray a small amount onto a tissue then wipe the extended barrel with the tissue.
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Re: Oh dear, my MC14

This is the one I use:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/eng...ubricant-400ml

As 'Zuiko' says, spray onto a tissue and wipe the lens barrel. As I said earlier, I also treat the lens bayonets.

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This is the one I use:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/eng...ubricant-400ml

As 'Zuiko' says, spray onto a tissue and wipe the lens barrel. As I said earlier, I also treat the lens bayonets.

Jim
That sells down under too & is great for many uses (locks etc too).
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This is the one I use:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/eng...ubricant-400ml

As 'Zuiko' says, spray onto a tissue and wipe the lens barrel. As I said earlier, I also treat the lens bayonets.

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Cheers Jim, I'll pick up a can on my way home

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