Question about Lumix Cameras
Mark is on outer lens but from inside, its quite visible in images as it takes reflection from surrounding objects and makes weird mark in all photos.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
With the power off, hold the camera in your palm and smack the front of the camera on your leg or arm. You might have to smack it a few time to get it to work. It has to do with the camera CDD lense (shuttle) being stuck. By smacking it around, it will free up the lense. Being extra gentle with it though. It worked for me. Hope this help.
Posted on Nov 11, 2007
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
There is a spec of dirt that made it inside the camera and has landed itself on your image sensor.
If you take a picture and the image has a spot on it, it could be the screen. If you transfer it to your computer and the spot is in the same spot, its something on the image sensor. You would have to send it out for cleaning, and a new camera would be cheaper.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
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