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Old July 7th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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I have noticed that there is a small bit of floating particle (or dut or something) on the inside of my XM2 lens. The Camera is about 2 1/2 years old so well out of warranty. Is there an easy way to get it out ? Would it be safe to take the lens assembly apart?
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Old July 7th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Might it be air bubbles in the VAP, likely to happen after a flight. If so they should go away in a week or so as pressures equalize again.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #3
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Might it be air bubbles in the VAP, likely to happen after a flight. If so they should go away in a week or so as pressures equalize again.
It doesn't look like an air bubble. It's been there for a while, on the edge of the lens but has now moved onto the lens. Looks like a tiny bit of yellow fluff.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #4
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If it is behind the front piece of glass it is possible to disassemble the camcorder to get to it, but that is a risky business best reserved to qualified camcorder technicians. A less qualified person could easily end up with a pile of camcorder parts.

Does the thing show up in the recorderd image?
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Old July 8th, 2006, 05:08 AM   #5
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If it is behind the front piece of glass it is possible to disassemble the camcorder to get to it, but that is a risky business best reserved to qualified camcorder technicians. A less qualified person could easily end up with a pile of camcorder parts.

Does the thing show up in the recorderd image?

You're probably right. My main concern is introducing more foreign obects into the lens if I take it apart.

It does show on the recorded image, depending on Zoom and light levels.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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It does show on the recorded image, depending on Zoom and light levels.
yeh it probably is a particle of something in the lens. light levels make me think as light levels are brighter its more visible, due to higher f number?
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Old July 8th, 2006, 09:04 AM   #7
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Have the whole camera serviced at two year intervals.
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