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    Default Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    I wonder does the dust inside the lens will affect the picture taken?
    Anyone has encountered?
    thanks.

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    Fine dust no.
    There are dust particles in most lenses, even new lenses.
    It will take a hell of a big dust particle to affect your IQ.

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    Not really... They don't normally do anything, except in the position that the sun is directly infront of the lens, will cause some flaring (very minimal). But most of the time, we never take pictures with sun directly infront of the lens.

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    Default Re: Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    Sometimes you will see a dark shadow in your photo at the spot when the dust particle is but can always clone it away. Dust is a small issue and even new lenses will have that so not to worry too much bro.
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    Thanks everyone for your kind inputs.
    Shall go test my lens to see if dust is a issue

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    Default Re: Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvint81 View Post
    I wonder does the dust inside the lens will affect the picture taken?
    Anyone has encountered?
    thanks.

    Every time the zoom ring is rotated, the lens will protrude in and out, which will suck in air together with the dust, so it is normal to find dust inside the lens. If the inside of your lens is filled with a lot of dust, most likely the motor is jam with dust too, and its time to send the lens in for servicing or replacement.

    So, I won't be too worry if I were you.

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    Thanks for the advice billpepsi

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    Default Re: Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    Dust particle or even fine scratch in lens should have no or minimal effect on the picture quality.
    Unless it's a cracked lens and facing the sun or strong light

    Below is an example of cracked lens and effect
    http://www.lensrentals.com/news/2008...ment-scratches

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    Should have no problem when shooting indoor or not directly shooting at sun, will be fine enough. Unless sand or water, yes it will affect the image.
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    Default Re: Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    how about finger print on the lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vibranze View Post
    how about finger print on the lens?

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    u can easily wipe off fingerprints
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    Aha, you are right

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper3075 View Post
    u can easily wipe off fingerprints
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    Quote Originally Posted by vibranze View Post
    how about finger print on the lens?

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    use lenspen can already.
    wipe until clean clean.

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    Default Re: Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    Which brands are good and the price? Can lenspen clean grease and oily stain/fingerprint as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelvint81 View Post
    use lenspen can already.
    wipe until clean clean.
    [Sony α850|KM17-35|85ZA]

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    Default Re: Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by vibranze View Post
    Which brands are good and the price? Can lenspen clean grease and oily stain/fingerprint as well?

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    Here you go bro: http://www.lenspen.com/
    You can try getting from Cathay or MS Color.
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    Can go to Courts and get the ProPack I at $22
    got 4 diff sizes lenspen and 1 cloth
    more worth it.

    Can share with friends.
    then very worth it.
    Last edited by kelvint81; 19th March 2009 at 06:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    Anyone tried these Zeiss cloth before?


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    Default Re: Does dust or particles in lenses affect picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvint81 View Post
    Can go to Courts and get the ProPack I at $22
    got 4 diff sizes lenspen and 1 cloth
    more worth it.

    Can share with friends.
    then very worth it.
    Cathay sells the same pack at $19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TME View Post
    Cathay sells the same pack at $19.
    Good price.

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    Guys, like to have some advice on "dust".

    On my 2 weeks old Sigma 70-300mm, I discover that there is this white color speck of dust that is embedded in the layer of glass just slightly beneath the front element. Initially I thought its on the front element but upon close look then realised its underneath it... very sian...

    can I send it to Sigma for removal/cleaning? Tks
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