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01-05-2014, 08:26 PM   #1

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DA 50mm 1.8 with dust inside?

I have been using a DA 50mm 1.8 for the last 4 months that I bought new. It was pristine when I first bought it, but I am now noticing some specks of dust inside the front element! I know it won't affect image quality but isn't this more common for old lenses to have this minor problem and not a near new one? I baby this lens and keep it very clean. I haven't seen any dust inside my 18-55 dal or 55-300 dal either. Has anyone else noticed dust in their DA 50mm 1.8, or have any idea how it could be getting in?

01-05-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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Dust happens. Every lens is different.
01-05-2014, 11:12 PM   #3
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There are 2 kinds of lenses: those with dust and those that will have dust. Frankie says relax and enjoy :-)
01-06-2014, 10:41 AM   #4

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I figured it was inevitable, so I guess I am mostly wondering if this particular lens may be known to have a chronic problem with it? It already has nearly as much dust inside as my 30+ year old Canon FD 50mm 1.8


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