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  •  I think mine needs some work (2+ / 0-)
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    Kestrel, buckhorn okie

    there's a spot in the lower right hand corner that I can't seem to remove.  I think there's some dust accumulated inside the lens and I don't relish the idea of trying to take it apart myself.  It only shows up at higher magnification, which I think means its on the outside of the lens.

    "The first rule of pillow fight club is that you do not talk about pillow fight club" -- Keith Olbermann

    by juliewolf on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 07:31:22 AM PDT

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    •  Probably a simple fix, at a good camera store. (2+ / 0-)
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      Kestrel, buckhorn okie

      Is it still under warranty? I assume Sigma would clean it for you, if it's dust. I also went with the 170-500mm because I'd thought about maybe trying to get press credentials to shoot sideline high-school football this season, and I figured light might be too low for auto-focus. I did NOT relish the prospect of trying to manually focus that 50-500 tank!

      •  It's not that difficult, seriously (2+ / 0-)
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        Kestrel, buckhorn okie

        But I wouldn't call it "easy" either.

        I've had the lens for years, and unfortunately I'm going to have to send it out to have it cleaned.  There are no good places around here to do that (I live in Southeastern VT).

        "The first rule of pillow fight club is that you do not talk about pillow fight club" -- Keith Olbermann

        by juliewolf on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 07:48:29 AM PDT

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    •  I've been trying to figure out what (2+ / 0-)
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      Kestrel, buckhorn okie

      was artifact and what was dirt on my pics.

      I'm down to thinking it is the mirror at this point.

      •  It's not the mirror (3+ / 0-)
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        Kestrel, buckhorn okie, arielle

        I've narrowed it down to the lens.  If I take the lens off entirely, I don't get this particular spot.  If I take the filter off, I still get it, which narrows it down to the lens itself.  I've cleaned everything external I can, which means it must be something internal.

        "The first rule of pillow fight club is that you do not talk about pillow fight club" -- Keith Olbermann

        by juliewolf on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 07:49:37 AM PDT

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