Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 / DMC-FS35 Digital Camera
I have water spots on the inside lens and need to clean them off. How do I open the retractable lens to clean the inside glass?
Posted by Anonymous on
Are you "serious" to offer me to clean up every photo in photoshop?
How come Panasonic does not guarantee their own product?
I have had many cameras in my life and this is a first one with this type of problem. My friend bought the same type just one step better ZS8 at the same time and he is facing the same problem as well, within one year just past the warranty like me. Is it really a water spot? It is getting smaller, when I zoom in and it is moving to the side while I'm zooming in. Is it on the sensor or is it on the lens? Is there any Panasonic reply to this problem?
Posted on Feb 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
DON'T EVEN TRY TO TAKE THE LENS OFF!!!
To take the lens off, the camera has to be dismantled, and unless you are an experienced technician, there is a 95% chance that the camera will have more problems than what it started with.
Have you taken any pictures with the water spot inside the lens? If it is visible in pictures, then you have several options:
1. Ignore it.
2. Leave it there and use an image editor to clone out the spot in the picture. (Recommended).
3. Take the camera to a repair shop, or mail it to Panasonic's service center. This is the expensive option, to remove the water spot, the price most likely will be well over $100.
4. Buy another camera. The FZ7 is rated to about 50,000 shots, so if you are approaching this number they it may well be worth it to just get another camera.
Unless the spot is seriously affecting your pictures, then leave it there. By having the camera opened there is a high chance that other problems will be introduced, such as: fingerprints,dust or hairs inside the lens or misaligned lens elements.
My FZ7's lens is full of dust, yet this is not usually visible in pictures, when it is, I can usually remove it on the computer.
I would recommend taking the camera to a service center as a last resort.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
SOURCE: Remove lens
GOT IT!!! I had the same problem. Took all of the screws out
of the thing and disconnected the PCB. That allowed me to take the Lenses unit
out. Once I did that, dismantle the Phillips screws from the rear of the lens
and pull the lens apart. I found a Little White speck of dust on the Sensor.
Took that off, put it all back together and it’s like New!! Chuffed. Hope you
have as much Luck as I Did. :D
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
SOURCE: Panasonic Lumix camera, DMC FS5
I had same problem. I just got the camera working again. Not sure how it exactly happened but while I had it on and it was zooming in and out, I changed the mode and tried to take a pic. It would ask me to turn off and on again which I would do quickly and change the mode to something else like "portrait" or "landscape", etc. and try to take a pic. After a few times it stopped and focused on something. So not very scientific but doing that must have kicked it in the head or something.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
SOURCE: Lumix DMC TZ4 lens cover
Hi could you clarify, the plastic doors in front of the lens are stuck half open, but the lens has retracted inside the camera or is the lens in half open position outside of the camera.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
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