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Old Mar 16, 2007, 8:17 PM   #1
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I just got my Elan 7e. I brought it on ebay for a great price. IT was mail in a box in two separate wrappings. One for the camera body itself and the 28-90mm lens. No caps for the body and lens. here are my questions:
- Should i buy a lens cap?
- What can i use to cover the exposed lens for now?
- The 28-90mm lens seems like it's a little dirty. I dont have a cleaning kit, what should i use to clean it instead? I have microfiber cloths i brought since i detail cars and the work requires scratchless towels.
- The mirrors in the body (where the lens meets the body) seems to have some dust on it. What should i use to clean it?
Is it possible to check the camera to see if it's functioning 100% without actually taking pictures and developing them? Batteries came with it and i turned it on and tried to test it out, everything seems fine and looks fine.
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 6:40 PM   #2
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If you've got a filter that's the right size, you could use it to protect the lens.

Check with http://www.keh.com (my favorite vendor for used gear) and they may have the caps in stock.

As for the cleaning part, see this old article by Mike Johnston:

Caring for your Cameras

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