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Old February 3rd, 2003, 03:59 AM   #1
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Help . Dust In My Vx!

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Well I got a spec of dust that is just bothering me inside my VX2000! What is the best solution to my problem?

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Has a event on Febuary 15th.

Taking it to a photography shop? / If so what kind I don't know where to start looking.

I don't want to open up my camcorder but if that is the last resolution I will do it, and use a keyboard duster so I don't have to go deep into the VX's internals.

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Old February 3rd, 2003, 06:05 AM   #2
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Can you see the dust? Where is it? Do you see it on the monitor screen when you review footage?
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Old February 3rd, 2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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Yeah its horrible! Its a nightmare! One spec of dust turns into the most noticeable dot in my films history.. And I have this dust in my viewfinder which doesn't really bother me but it pisses me off when I think its in the lens... help? advice?
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Old February 3rd, 2003, 03:44 PM   #4
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You can see the dust in the lens, by looking in the front, and it also appears on the
TV screen when the tape is replayed? If that is the case, the lens will need to be returned to Sony for service.

Lenses are designed with adequate seals to protect the lens from dust and moisture. However, the lens, or any lens for that matter, are not dust and moisture proof. The very act of zooming and focusing the lens can cause air to be drawn through the exposed cracks and surfaces of the lens. This can on occasion cause a spec of dust to be drawn into the lens. Dust is also present during the manufacture process. During shipping, handling and use, dust may become dislodged and stick to an optical surface.

Typically the lens will be disassembled, cleaned and reassembled, in order to remove the dust. On rare occasions I've seen lenses cleaned by blowing them out with compressed air. This usually doesn't remove the dust, just moves it to another spot. At a later date the dust will reappear after being dislodged from it's hiding spot.
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Old February 4th, 2003, 02:59 AM   #5
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Do you know how long sony will take for this service?
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Old February 4th, 2003, 07:03 PM   #6
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Woa.

Most spots and dust in the lens will not appear in the image. They cannot be focused so they don't appear in the image.

The defects tend to cause a little contrast and resolution reduction. Unless the dirt is directly on the front of the lens and the camera will image that, you shouldn't see anything.

If you can see the dust spot in the lens and it images on the tape, I'll be surprised. If you have a black spot in your image, it may be a dead pixel, not dirt.
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