is there hard glue inside the canon lens?

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    dropped my camera accidently and this glue sticky residue started to show on my lens above the focus ring and I thought it was something that the camera picked up from the floor but then it is so hard that it wouldn't come out. I noticed its hard glue and was wondering if the fall was hard that the glue inside must've came out?


     
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    Pho, how old is that lens?
    If the lens if really, Really, REALLY old...., it's possible that what's coming out is Primordial Ooze!!! LoL
    I'm not aware of any glue in a lens except the cement/glue that holds the lens elements together but that's not likely to come out!
    BUT if it's a Nikon lens, all bets are off, it could be ANYTHING!!! LoL
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    It could be the grease from inside
     
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    That would be my suspicion as well.
     
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    Is it a clear semi-liquid? The first thing that came to mind was balsam. This is essentially tree sap that is used to bond lens elements that are in contact with each other. A balsam separation is fairly uncommon, and I've never heard of that substance coming out.
     
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