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Old Apr 14, 2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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I looked inside my recently purchased 50mm f1.8 and there is a significant amount of dust that has collected on the inside of the lense! How on earth do I get the dust out of there? (better yet, how does it get in there?)
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Old Apr 15, 2006, 8:37 AM   #2
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Old Apr 15, 2006, 10:47 AM   #3
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I think impossible (in a DIY style), unless you take it to their service department.

In general household environment, when you attempt to open the delicate lens mechanism, you are:

1. introducing more dust into it, unless your is a dust-free clean-room.
2. at risk of breaking the lens elements.

Sorry about my rathe frustrating, but true opinion.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 11:30 AM   #4
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Dust will find its way into even the most weather sealed lenses. Rarely does it affect image quality, and in the current digital age, if it does apppear in images, it is easily removed. I don't think this is a DIY project and is likely to do more harm than good.
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