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    I've recently noticed a scratch on my Olympus lens, have tried to clean it off but it's not going anywhere!

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    The scratch results in a blurry spot and shadow, like in this picture:


    Any idea on what I should do or where I should bring this for repair? Please advice, thank you!

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    Default Re: Scratched Lens - Any recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by emptysheet View Post
    I've recently noticed a scratch on my Olympus lens, have tried to clean it off but it's not going anywhere!

    Scratch:


    The scratch results in a blurry spot and shadow, like in this picture:


    Any idea on what I should do or where I should bring this for repair? Please advice, thank you!
    Olympus service centre comes to mind. Google for contact details.

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    Default Re: Scratched Lens - Any recommendation?

    Doesn't look like it is going to be a cheap repair...

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    Might I ask how you manage to get a scratch of such a peculiar shape?
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    Don't look like a scatch to me.It could be a chemical residue due to oil on fingers or cleaning.Clean again with alcohol/methelated spirit(denatured alcohol.In the airplane picture you can see the effect of this smearing or scattering light.

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    Yup what did u use to clean the lens?

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    Looks like the coating came off actually.

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    Did you used unapproved teleconverters or something?
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    The mark doesn't look like a scratch. More like a coating issues or a smear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dniwkh
    Yup what did u use to clean the lens?
    Use lenspen.
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    Default Re: Scratched Lens - Any recommendation?

    if its cheap lens..no point repairing...

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    Default Re: Scratched Lens - Any recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hinata76 View Post
    if its cheap lens..no point repairing...
    2nd that, if it's kit 14-42, just buy a used one <150 if repair is more than that.

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    14-42 worth around $100? well thats the price i sold my kit lens..lol..

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