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bpcrally Mar 22, 2006 3:30 PM

My Sony DSC-W50 is fairly new, looking at the lens it looks perfectly clear, but when i hold it under direct light i can see tiny specs all over the lens (they almost look like water marks or bubbles). I don't see how they could have got there as i have never used my camera in wet or dirty conditions, nor have i had it long!

Could it be possible its a defective lens? or is this normal? it doesnt seem to be noticible in photos but I want my pictures to look their best!

VAtechtigger Mar 22, 2006 3:40 PM

well, do they wipe off? get a piece of lens paper and give it a wipe. Use some lens cleaner as well, or some alchohol if you must. That will get off anything such as dust, watermarks, etc.

bpcrally Mar 22, 2006 3:41 PM

im away from home right now, so i dont really have any cloths for lenses.. i do have an eye-glasses cleaning cloth, could this be used?

bpcrally Mar 22, 2006 4:02 PM

i will continue to use it for now seeing it doesnt look like it effects the picture at all. i noticed them about a week ago, hopefully they dont do any damage. When i do get around to cleaning it, if they dont come off ill assume its defective.


bpcrally Mar 23, 2006 6:52 AM

Yesterday i was using it under florescent lighting and it seemed to put little lit up circles on the walls! it almost looks like reflections but i couldnt see where they would be coming from... plus they were only in some of the pictures...

Is it ok if i use a glasses lens cloth on the lens?

bernabeu Mar 23, 2006 7:40 AM


purchase a pack of lens cleaning wipes (they are not expensive) at ANY camera shop

bpcrally Mar 23, 2006 8:29 AM

ok thanks, i dont really have a camera store in walking distance. I know Zehers has a photo section so i imagine they will have some sort of lens cleaning kit

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