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    Catfish2
    Catfish2 e2 Member 341 forum postsCatfish2 vcard United Kingdom
    24 Jan 2013 - 7:32 AM

    Hi there!

    I'm looking to sell my TZ10 as i have upgraded to TZ30 and would like to ease the cost! It's in nice looked after used condition, LCD protector since new, no scratches on the lens or body.

    However on close inspection i noticed some dust particles on the inside of the lens. These only become evident if i take a shot of a blank sheet and then only cos i'm looking for them, a very faint blur spot, i'm sure you've seen, at say mid zoom range, which i only noticed since taking a few test shots, certainly not before.

    I have checked out the amount of work involved to remove, ouch and i'm a builder not surgeon! and had a quote from an online company of 60 which i suppose is ok considering what's involved, however after postage to them then buyer makes it hardly worth the effort!

    I would welcome any suggestions! as beginning to sound like 'keep as spare'. Can anyone recommend a cheaper solution to the dust? I was asking 100 for Camera, complete with box and all the bits, plus 8gb SD card and large manual which at the time seemed fair but not so sure now, what would you say?

    Regards, Bruce

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    RogBrown
    RogBrown  73005 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Jan 2013 - 4:28 PM

    Dust particles in the lens will not appear on your photographs. They are almost certainly on the sensor.

    Catfish2
    Catfish2 e2 Member 341 forum postsCatfish2 vcard United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2013 - 9:56 AM

    So, to answer the query, what would you suggest?

    RogBrown
    RogBrown  73005 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Jan 2013 - 10:42 AM

    Not familiar with this camera but presumably you can't get at the sensor to clean it yourself so it's a specialist job. Frankly I wouldn't bother. Just get rid of the spots in Photoshop or suchlike.

    Catfish2
    Catfish2 e2 Member 341 forum postsCatfish2 vcard United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2013 - 10:56 AM

    Well thanks for the advice and yes it is a major operation by a specialist so will leave alone myself, but i would like to sell it rather than have it sitting in the draw, as i mentioned at the beginning. Guess it's going that way though as the cost of repairs out-ways the sale price really and who wants to buy a camera with this kinda fault, i wouldn't. Perhaps i give it away eh!!

    Thanks anyhow, Bruce

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