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    Default Suspecting fungus (small dark spot in lens)

    Sigh. I don't think it affects my photo quality but I can't stand it being there.. would like to know how to go about cleaning it? Some help please?

    1. Does warranty covers cleaning too?
    2. If I were to let someone clean it how much will it approx. cost?



    Help guys!!!

    (I should have gotten a dry box from the start)

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    Default Re: Suspecting fungus (small dark spot in lens)

    1) usually no
    2) can try asking someone in cs by the nick 'fatigue'

    Do note tat when a third party service the equipment, the warranty could be void.
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    Default Re: Suspecting fungus (small dark spot in lens)

    usually fungus will look like spider web, dark spots are usually dust.

    no, cleaning is not cover under warranty and it is not FREE, and no service center do that, else they will spend all day all night cleaning lenses and cameras, no time for repairing cameras.

    attempting dismantle lenses or cameras by self or third party will void warranty.


    Recommendation: send your lens for assessment and buy a dry cabinet ASAP.
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    Default Re: Suspecting fungus (small dark spot in lens)

    As mentioned, its probably dust.

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    no, cleaning is not cover under warranty and it is not FREE, and no service center do that, else they will spend all day all night cleaning lenses and cameras
    What brand are u using? Nikon or canon? How come ur service centre don't provide lens cleaning one lol then what's the warranty for?

    I just called up Sony service center right after seeing ur post, checked with them and they said Sony's warranty cover lens cleaning, as well as dslr sensor cleaning

    I even asked if they cover zoom creep (which technically isn't a defect at all) and they said yes it covers that too.

    Ts I hope u r a Sony user,can save lotsa money on lens cleaning services
    Last edited by android17; 7th December 2009 at 12:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Suspecting fungus (small dark spot in lens)

    Quote Originally Posted by android17 View Post
    As mentioned, its probably dust.



    What brand are u using? Nikon or canon? How come ur service centre don't provide lens cleaning one lol then what's the warranty for?

    I just called up Sony service center right after seeing ur post, checked with them and they said Sony's warranty cover lens cleaning, as well as dslr sensor cleaning

    I even asked if they cover zoom creep (which technically isn't a defect at all) and they said yes it covers that too.

    Ts I hope u r a Sony user,can save lotsa money on lens cleaning services

    I'm a Nikon user.. Using Tamron lens. Wow, that's really awesome service. I'll try calling up tomorrow.. see if they include cleaning services as well.. (fingers crossed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirtyone View Post
    I'm a Nikon user.. Using Tamron lens. Wow, that's really awesome service. I'll try calling up tomorrow.. see if they include cleaning services as well.. (fingers crossed)
    i asked the shop i bought my tamron lens from and they said tamron might covers lens cleaning (they dont sound very sure though). You can try calling and see how
    Last edited by android17; 8th December 2009 at 01:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by android17 View Post
    i asked the shop i bought my tamron lens from and they said tamron might covers lens cleaning (they dont sound very sure though). You can try calling and see how
    hmm okay.. thanks btw!!

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    Btw if its just dust, don bother to send it for cleaning. Dust don affect pictures anyway so there's no need to clean it at all.

    Unless u r selling ur lens away and its very dusty then maybe send for cleaning right before u sell. This is what Sony users are doing. Right before they sell the lens, or when warranty is about to expire, they send in the lens for free cleaning
    Last edited by android17; 8th December 2009 at 09:00 AM.

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    Default Re: Suspecting fungus (small dark spot in lens)

    Quote Originally Posted by thirtyone View Post
    (I should have gotten a dry box from the start)
    Too late.. Should have spent a little more on a dry box so u wont worry so much...

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