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    Default Cleaning 18-200

    Hi,
    anyone clean Nikkor 18-200 lens b4? i suspect there are dust inside the lens.. how much it cost to clean the lens?
    Nikon D200 | 85mm f1.8D | 50mm f1.4D | 17-55mm f2.8 | SB800
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    Default Re: Cleaning 18-200

    Dust in a zoom lens is normal. So long as it's not affecting the images, ignore it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Dust in a zoom lens is normal. So long as it's not affecting the images, ignore it.
    it does affect abit.. check this out.. a black dot at the middle left hand side of the pix.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/cheryh79...64891279604370
    Nikon D200 | 85mm f1.8D | 50mm f1.4D | 17-55mm f2.8 | SB800
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    Default Re: Cleaning 18-200

    looks like sensor dirt to me.

    lens dirt does not look like that on pictures.

    and btw, you need a HUGE piece of dirt to get anything on the image. try putting a pen cap in front of the lens, as close to the lens surface as possible. you see what you get on the picture you take with it.
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    Default Re: Cleaning 18-200

    try to change with other lenses, does the dot still there?

    if the dot still there, probably is your sensor, not your lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luntut View Post
    looks like sensor dirt to me.

    lens dirt does not look like that on pictures.

    and btw, you need a HUGE piece of dirt to get anything on the image. try putting a pen cap in front of the lens, as close to the lens surface as possible. you see what you get on the picture you take with it.
    can explain y use pen cap?
    Nikon D200 | 85mm f1.8D | 50mm f1.4D | 17-55mm f2.8 | SB800
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    Default Re: Cleaning 18-200

    Hi, All
    One month before I got the same problem like this.
    As I read one of our friends thread suggested,
    1, to remove lens from camera
    2, hold downside position(viewfinder top side and lens mount section down wards.
    3, use sensor manual cleaning (camera options),option to mirror lock and use small handblower(which we get with the cleaning kit) and blow lightly towards the sensor. the dirt/ dust will be removed.

    I tried this and my photos became clean.

    If u scared to do this give to service center and clean the sensor.(arount20-30S$)

    I feels in ur photo seems something like dust in the sensor, not in the lens.

    thanks

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    Default Re: Cleaning 18-200

    Quote Originally Posted by cheryh79 View Post
    can explain y use pen cap?
    put your finger there if you want. you dun have to use pen cap.

    the point i am trying to make here, is that it takes a DAMN BIG OBJECT on your lens for you to see something on your photos. and its NEVER so clean and sharp on the edges, like what you are seeing.

    apologies on misleading the innocent mind with a pen cap.
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