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

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    Tommygunn
    Tommygunn  4 Italy
    31 Oct 2010 - 3:17 PM

    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/CIMG0001...

    Last Modified By Tommygunn at 31 Oct 2010 - 3:17 PM
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    RogBrown
    RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
    31 Oct 2010 - 5:08 PM

    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
    31 Oct 2010 - 5:38 PM

    I agree. They're outside the zone of focus. You think that is bad? You should see some of my lenses! Smile

    Tommygunn
    Tommygunn  4 Italy
    31 Oct 2010 - 6:59 PM

    After reading this article I decided to leave it as it's not worth the bother.

    Tom.

    User_Removed
    31 Oct 2010 - 8:16 PM

    As I said...


    Quote: They're outside the zone of focus.

    (Nice link there Tom! - I love that 'Google' thing! Wink)

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 31 Oct 2010 - 8:16 PM
    Tommygunn
    Tommygunn  4 Italy
    28 Aug 2012 - 7:59 AM

    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
    grounded  1 New Zealand
    8 Oct 2012 - 12:29 AM

    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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