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Old May 4, 2011, 6:41 AM   #1
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I got this camera from USA Best Buy in 2008 Feb and the camera is simply superb.

I had been very happy with this till few days back I am finding black patches appearing in the top left hand corner in 70% of the photos I am taking.

I cleaned the lens changed the battery took it in broad day light and also in shade, but of no respite?

I took it near to sea in the year 2010 and from then I am finding this problem. Is my camera gone? Is it repairable?

Please please help me as this is the best camera I have and not eager to loose it in anyway. Please suggest what should I need to do to get it work as before.

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Picture is here

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Can you post an example picture?
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Not knowing the exact problem, I would think that the cost of repair would be almost the value of the camera. You can get one refubished for $138 US on Amazon. I doubt if a repair would be less than $75-$100.
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Hi Martin I have already posted the picture.
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Not knowing the exact problem, I would think that the cost of repair would be almost the value of the camera. You can get one refubished for $138 US on Amazon. I doubt if a repair would be less than $75-$100.
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Looks like vignetting but don't know why it would suddenly be happening unless you've added a filter to the front. Does it go away when you zoom in at all? And is it just in the top left corner or all corners?
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It is difficult to judge from the photo you have posted. The picture appears to have been taken from a moving vehicle, and if it was shot through a car window, the effect could be due to partial polarization from the auto glass.
The best way to evaluate the problem, would be to take a picture of cloudless blue sky, with nothing intervening.
My first thought was that a lens hood was a little out of place, but the focal length is long enough that a hood shouldn't be a problem.

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The lenses on the Kodak z*12s ARE prone to vignette at wide angle and wide open and it's a little more noticeable on the upper left corner but that should be gone by the time you're past 70mm equiv. A car window might be an expanation as would having the tele-extender adapter still in place.

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Well here is another picture. Though not of a clear blue sky, but taken from a standstill position in broad daylight.
The top left hand corner have that patch and it increases at times.


Furthermore any suggestions to any good camera with wide angle and zoom with stable video recording is also sought for. My budget is approx 500$.

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