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Old April 8th, 2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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New 100A

Just got my new DVX100A after months and months spent going through this forum... it's been great to have a strong community of people using this great camera.

I do have one concern which is in regard to the anti-reflection plate in the front of the lens. I have used the original 100 a few times and for the life of me I remember the rectangular cut out on the plate having a clear window mounted in it made from I guess plastic or glass. My 100A does not have this. Check out www. barrycheong.com/dvx.jpg to see what I mean.

Am I totally mistaken with what I remember about the 100? Is my 100A missing this clear rectangular plate? Am I just paranoid? LOL..

Confirmation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch.
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Old April 8th, 2004, 10:45 PM   #2
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Barry,
You are mistaken. The flare shield in front of both the 100 and 100A is empty (thank goodness). Your mistake is certainly understandable, however. A casual glance at the cut-out would certainly fool most people, particularly since the inside edge of the cut-out catches a glint of light.
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Old April 8th, 2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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Phew,

Thanks Ken for another quick response..now I feel better that I can start playing around with it..:-)

that is odd..i could have sworn cleaning a lens of the 100 and thinking to myself that's a good idea to put a clear plate blocking the actual lens...i must have been dreaming about finally owning my own camera..lol

either way i have B+W UV filter on there to keep things protected.

What do you think of kimwipes for cleaning the lens?

Thanks again

Barry
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Old April 8th, 2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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I recall Kimwipes (from my former office life) as being large, lint-free paper sheets, correct? I've never used them for lenses so I don't know how abrasive they are.

I prefer using a LensPen for light-duty dusting and smudge removal. For more serious jobs I use a Scotch Magic cloth with some eyeglass cleaner, the alcohol-based type in the squeeze bottle, free from any "condensation-resistant" coating stuff. A micro-fiber lens cloth is also a good cleaning cloth. Just be sure that you always dust the lens thoroughly before using any pressure cleaning process (cloth or LensPen, which has a brush at one end) and that you don't use a cloth without also using some amount of moisture, even if it's just breath condensation.
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