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How to strip a DMC-ZS3 (TZ7) lens to remove dust?


Tommygunn 5 8 Italy
31 Oct 2010 3:17PM
I'm looking for help that will allow me to get into the lens of a Panasonic DMC-ZS3 (TZ7) to remove dust.
So far I have stripped the camera down to where I have removed the lens/sensor module from the camera and I'm able to remove the sensor from the module but I don't know how to get into the lens to fix the problem.
Below is a photo of the problem I need to fix.
Any experts?

Cheers,
Tom.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/tomspublicphotos/Miscellaneous/CIMG000150cutjpegDust.jpg

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RogBrown e2
7 3.0k 10 England
31 Oct 2010 5:08PM
Frankly I wouldn't bother. Dust inside the lens is not going to cause any problems & will certainly not appear in your photos.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
31 Oct 2010 5:38PM
I agree. They're outside the zone of focus. You think that is bad? You should see some of my lenses! Smile
Tommygunn 5 8 Italy
31 Oct 2010 6:59PM
After reading this article I decided to leave it as it's not worth the bother.

Tom.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
31 Oct 2010 8:16PM
As I said...


Quote:They're outside the zone of focus.


(Nice link there Tom! - I love that 'Google' thing! Wink)
Tommygunn 5 8 Italy
28 Aug 2012 7:59AM
Just to wrap this up, I found a superb guide on Youtube that will no doubt help those with my camera or those with similar models.
I now have a perfectly clean camera front to back.

Lens strip & clean:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YOCL6JBolM

CCD cleaning:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nmwt0frZns

Tom.
grounded 2 3 New Zealand
8 Oct 2012 12:29AM
I once owned a lens with an horrific ding on it, yet the photos were near perfect, anyway any little imperfection can easily be removed with most photo editors.Grin

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