Dust In Lens

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Garry Jenkins

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Dust In Lens

PostTue Mar 23, 2021 4:56 pm

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to pick some brains about potential methods for getting a stubborn piece of dirt out from the inside of a zoom lens? Pic below...

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I've tried a good air compressor but it won't shift...looking to see what options there might be before taking it to a specialist to be dismantled!

Thanks,
Garry
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Jim Simon

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Re: Dust In Lens

PostFri Apr 02, 2021 4:07 pm

Only thought I have is that it'll have to be taken apart.
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Garry Jenkins

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Re: Dust In Lens

PostFri Apr 02, 2021 6:01 pm

Thanks Jim, I did find a good video to do it, so I'm gonna give it a go at some point.

Here's the vid for anyone else, should they encounter the problem (specific to a Sigma 17-50mm):
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Re: Dust In Lens

PostTue Apr 20, 2021 8:23 pm

Last year during lockdown I had some time and had a busted focus on a manual lens and some dust inside.
I figured it was busted anyway so it wouldn't be much of a lose if I tried to fix the focus and clean everything.

So I disassembled everything being careful not to break, lose anything or put anything back together in the wrong order.
It worked great and I actually fixed two more lenses the same way and then even graduated to fixing an old DSLR.

So I guess if you don't want to spend money, you can try and clean it yourself.

Good luck.
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Re: Dust In Lens

PostFri Apr 23, 2021 6:55 am

Great to hear that! I love fixing stuff and saving the cash, and making use of old and broken lenses.
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