I think my camera lens is broken. Is my camera lens broken? Image (and more information) within.
So, I was on vacation last week, dutifully snapping some photos when I noticed a CRACK
in my camera lens. Or, well, not the lens, but the lens body.
It's a Canon 28 - 105mm 1:3.5 - 4.5 II USM lens. It's difficult to notice when the lens is fully "retracted", but when it's extended all the way it looks like this
Now, I'm not a serious photographer, really - it's just a hobby - and when I looked at the photos I took, they all seemed
to look OK - but with a crack like that I'm concerned about... well, all sorts of stuff - I'm concerned with stuff I don't even know if I should be concerned about.
I mean, should I just replace it? Is it likely to cause light pollution or something as light works its way behind the lens? Or could the glass shift position if it's not anchored by the plastic properly? Could other horrible things happen? Is it more likely to show up with long-exposure/night photography? Should I just keep taking pictures until I start to notice bad stuff? I'd rather it didn't fail on me in the field.
Hey, thanks for all your insight and advice!