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I need to know how to remove the zoom lens to clean a water spot inside.

After dropping my camera in water I dried it out and it works fine but was left with a small water spot on the inside of the zoom lens.Which shows in my pics. Olympus wants $120.00 to fix it but I only paid $200 for the camera. How can I take the zoom lens off and clean inside?

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Re: I need to know how to remove the zoom lens to clean a...

Well u can, but u will need to know what are u doing, i repaired many lens when i worked in olympus, but gives lots of work.

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