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Old Jan 7, 2003, 9:25 PM   #1
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Default Circular blotches in digital photos

I have an Olympus d520 camera. In allot of the pictures I take there are circular blotches in the pictures.(they kind if remind me of the good witch Galinda from the Wizard of Oz) This also happened occasionally with my old Olympus d300l camera. What is the correct term for this? How do I avoid it? Is there an easy way to fix the pictures? Any help would be greatly appeciated.

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Old Jan 7, 2003, 10:59 PM   #2
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Need an example...if you don't have a site to post it on, set up a pbase account and post it there, and post the url here. Otherwise don't know what you're talking about.
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Old Jan 7, 2003, 11:01 PM   #3
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Without seeing a sample I'd say it sounds like good old fashioned noise.
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Old Jan 7, 2003, 11:38 PM   #4
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Here is an extreme example of what I am talking about.

http://home.earthlink.net/~fjrodak/images/test.jpg

I got this camera for my wife for Christmas and I need to know what I can do about this stuff or if it is normal...

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Old Jan 7, 2003, 11:45 PM   #5
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Definately not normal! Looks like dried water droplets, but they would blur out. They are all different sizes. Jeez! You got me on this one.
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Old Jan 8, 2003, 2:03 AM   #6
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It looks like the lens got wet, and the spots dried...or water got in the camera somehow...odds are it won't be covered under warranty (if it is under warranty), but you can try.
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I have had the same results when my lens got wet at a baseball game.
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Old Jan 8, 2003, 8:34 AM   #8
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What about condensation inside the camera or on the lens. If you take your camera from a cold environment where it has had time to get really cold, into a warm one, the lens will fog and condesation droplets can form on the inside of the camera until it warms up. Could this be the problem?
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I assuming your asking because you have already cleaned the outer lens. I think you have a valid point. I would have to send the camera to Olympus or professional camera repair to clean the inside of the lens.
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Old Jan 8, 2003, 9:28 AM   #10
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to me it looks like some light is reflecting on the lensglass. If its on all your shots - take it Olympus. If not - try noting if its only on indoor shot - it looks like a lightproblem!
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