All We Are Is Dust In The Lens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Shacklebolt, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a

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    There are a few small particles on the inside of my AFS Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G. I am not amused. How big of a deal is this?
     
  2. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Not that big a deal if you can't see them in the picture. A bigger deal if you can.
     
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    Haha nice one!

    I like nikon but canon has to be my fav.
     
  5. Fiasco macrumors regular

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    This is what keeps me up at night... Wondering "how in the hell does dust get inside the lens?"
     
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    Unfortunately, I cannot offer a solution to your problem, but I did want to state that I really like your thread title.
     
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    It's not a big deal. You'll likely never see them in an image. Sensor dust will show up when using small apertures but I have never seen lens dust bad enough that it shows up in an image.

    The 18-135 lens is not sealed so as you zoom in and out, it can suck dust particles inside of it.
     
  10. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    It won't be any problem at all, provided they're small. They are so far out of the focal plane at minimum focus that it's inconsequential. It happens to all non-sealed zooms, given enough time.

    When most zooms zoom, a vacuum is created. The exception to this rule are those that have internal zooming mechanisms and are sealed.

    He must be from Kansas.
     
  11. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Duuuuuuuuust in the lens.

    All we are in dust in the lennnnns (dust in the lens)


    Sorry, what? Oh, right!

    If you cannot see it in the pictures this shouldn't be a problem other than the simple fact that dust is getting in there somehow. Make sure to always have caps on both ends at all times at this point and if it is getting in somewhere else it's a fairly large problem.

    If you can see it on the pictures you may want to send it in to Nikon.:eek:
     

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