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Old May 12th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #1
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Damaged lens replacement on FX1

I have a spot on the lens of one of my FX1s that we can not get rid of when we clean the lens. I am worried that it is a scuff in the lens coating or surface. Is there a way to replace the factory lens? Are there any aftermarket improvements or should it go direct to Sony for repair?

I am open to any and all suggestions here.

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Old May 15th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like you will need to go to Sony for this. There have been various other discussions of dirt inside the lens, etc. and people are always told it's a sealed unit which is not serviceable - they have to swap out the whole module. But maybe some independent place has found a way to do this now?

You can see what's inside here, but I wouldn't suggest trying to do this yourself! SONY HDR-FX1 Camcorder Service
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