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Debris Within the Lens Body

Sirs, Hello. I am in Iraq and apparently there is a little hair and dot inside the lens. Everytime I take a pic, it is in the same spot within the picture. I have cleaned the outside of the lens, but it is somewhere within the camera. Do you recommend a place I can ship it to get the camera cleaned, or is it worth it?
Thanks for your assistance.

Regards from Iraq,


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Re: Debris Within the Lens Body

The dust you describe is likely to be on the sensor (more acurately the filter in front of the sensor) not in the lens, otherwise it would not appear as hair and dust spots.

If the camera you are using is a digital SLR camera, you can clean the sensor filter. This is one of many websites that provide useful information on sensor cleaning.

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