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Old Feb 6, 2004, 6:25 PM   #1
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I'm really curious about this. In the worst case scenario: scratching a lens, what are my options?
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Old Feb 6, 2004, 6:57 PM   #2
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a) live with it

b) repair it

c) replace it
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 8:02 AM   #3
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ohenry is on the money. A scratch on a lens might not even effect the photo quality.
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 10:57 AM   #4
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A scratch on a lens might not even effect the photo quality.
That's comforting. :lol: Really it is.
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 3:13 PM   #5
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speaking of lenses.....wat is the best way to get "moisture" off the lens? (i was shooting in the rain
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speaking of lenses.....wat is the best way to get "moisture" off the lens? (i was shooting in the rain
I'm guessing you mean on the "outside" of the lens and not inside the lens. If outside, simply wipe dry with a lens cloth. If inside, you've got a problem that will need a camera repairman to take a look at.
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 6:24 PM   #7
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You might also try to put the camera in a plastic bag. Buy two filters, one new, one old. Punch the glass out of the old one and screw the new one onto the lens. Then cut out a hole in the plastic bag with some plastic overlaping the new filter. Then screw the old one on so it will pinch the plastic between the two bags. It will give you all around coverage. I plan to do that to keep my camera safe when I travel to Honduras in the spring. Silica packs (the type in shoes) also remove moisture too, but they need to be in a bag. They won't directly keep the lens moisture free. Good to keep moisture out of your camera bag.
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 7:39 PM   #8
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A hair dryer works well for drying lenses. Be sure to use in dust free environment.

As for scratches on lens - somethings scratches that aren't visible affect the image too. eg. I got a flashlight that projects a dark line yet the scratch cannot be seen on the bulb window.
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