Re: How to disassemble Canon S30 protective lens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by CH, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. CH

    CH Guest

    Does anyone knows of any website which offers service advice or
    manuals that shows one how to do this (ie disassemble my S30 front
    lens protector)

    (CH) wrote in message news:<>...
    > Thanks for the advice. Actually since this is a build in lens, most
    > local repair shops that I go to are not interested in doing the job.
    > That is why I am thinking of doing this myself. The canon S30 don't
    > have any threads to put in any filters and is not designed for that.
    > However when you look into the front element of the build in lens, you
    > can see a flat piece of glass protecting it and held on with a plastic
    > piece, dunno how to describe it but if you look at it you'd understand
    > what I mean.
    > The piece is suppose to protect the front lens element from scratches
    > etc. However there are gaps at the edge of the protector which will
    > allow dust, water etc to get under and onto the front element itself.
    > I know that the assembly is not meant for the average user to
    > dismantle, however looking at the construction I think it could be
    > done easily - just need to know the method. I have posted to Canon
    > asking for this but obviously they would not let on this information.
    > The lens protector is a good idea, however if it does not have the
    > aforementioned gaps it would have been perfect.
    > I am just wondering if anyone out there has ever dismantled this piece
    > on the canon S30 before. I am a product mechanical design engineer and
    > I know that this piece is designed to be disassembled for maintenance
    > - but could figure the method cos there is no clue by looking at the
    > barrel
    > "Robert Polk" <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > > See if there is a camera repair shop anywhere near you. They would have the
    > > proper tools. You might want to do away with the protector entirely and put
    > > a UV filter on the camera.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > > "CH" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > Hi, I have a canon s30 which have some water spots on the lens itself.
    > > > I noticed that the camera has a protective lens in front of the actual
    > > > lens, the plastic piece holding the protective lens seems to be
    > > > removable - easily but I don't quite know how to do that. The water
    > > > spots is on the actual lens behind the protective lens and I need to
    > > > remove it to access. Canon quoted me a high price for cleaning so I
    > > > think I will do it myself. I believe that it should be a simple
    > > > operation. Anyone has done this before...appreciate some pointers. Btw
    > > > I believe the camera body need not be disassembled for this operation.
    > > > Since the lens protector has gaps which allows stuff to get into the
    > > > lens itself, I forsee that I may need to do this from time to time, so
    > > > appreciate the help
    CH, Sep 8, 2003
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