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    Default Advice on lens protection

    Should i left the rear cap open when the lens is store in the dry cabinet?

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    Default Re: Advice on lens protection

    Up to you.
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    Default Re: Advice on lens protection

    don't need,

    what if you reach for your lens and accidentally touches the rear element with your fingers?
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    Default Re: Advice on lens protection

    Certain people believe that moisture can be trap between the cap and rear element.

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    but rear cap not air tight anyway right? unless got rubber gasket... so no diff if on or off IMO. then safer in case you touch it

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    Default Re: Advice on lens protection

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Certain people believe that moisture can be trap between the cap and rear element.
    But this is photography, not religion so we can stick to facts of non airtight caps
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    Default Re: Advice on lens protection

    lol thanks everyone=D

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    Default Re: Advice on lens protection

    IMO, if expose to water like rain and sprays, decouple the camera and the lens + cover for 2 days before mounting back.

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    Default Re: Advice on lens protection

    It is possible. Moisture don't get out as fast and fungus gets a change to grow. Similar reason as to folks who experience fungus between the filter and lens in dry cabinet.

    But often not required unless expose to water.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Certain people believe that moisture can be trap between the cap and rear element.

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