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All images are vignetted

All images have suddenly become vignetted. There is a blue/purple fringe around the vignetted image. Camera has not been dropped, always kept in padded case, never in heat or direct sunlight. Lens element separation? Thanks for any help you can offer or directions you can point me. John Mahoney, Editor Log Cabin Chronicles

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Re: All images are vignetted

FujiFilm issued a recall ... they replaced mine free of charge.

Contact them...

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

Re: All images are vignetted

Recently my Fuji S20 pro pictures started to look like purple and green blurred water colour images. Sometimes there is horizontal lines in the pics. like when your printer stars to get low on toner. I called customer service. They said to send it in. My cost. They will send an estimate if I want it fixed i pay. If I do not and want it back they will charge me $25 to get it back. Or they will keep it and recycle it. How kind of them!!!

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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