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Dark spot I took a series of pictures in November and there was a fuzzy circular dark area at the same place in each of the pictures. I took another series last week and had the same problem, though the dark area was in a different place to the November series.

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  • dbaker4 Feb 24, 2008

    I get the same dark spots, but only when taking pics in bright light. In darker settings or with the flash there is no problem.

  • Mike Pea Feb 25, 2008

    I think my spot is there most of the time, but it's at it's most obvious in a bright light. Heard of someone else with a similar problem. Unfortunately Sony charge more than the camera (which is 2 yrs old) is worth for a repair.

  • Mike Pea Feb 25, 2008

    Definitely not my finger! I can even see the spot on the viewfinder both before and after I take the picture. It's quite a small spot, maybe around the size of the sun if you took a picture facing the sun.

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Iris seems to be fine

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  • dbaker4 Feb 25, 2008

    I got the same response from Sony .... More to repair it than it's worth.

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The iris may not be opening fully or a leaf of it is sticking.
look in the front at you take a pic. do all three open evenly.

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    Karl Whisenand Feb 25, 2008

    I know it sound weird but are you sure its not your finger in the way. several folks have admitted that the reflection from finger is causing this. as the lens is close to the edge its easy to do.

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    Karl Whisenand Feb 25, 2008

    oh well that likely means its one of the inside lenses, micro-bug turd or a bit of moisture that had some debris settled within.
    it may move around according to the zoom you use.
    it is very difficult to open this camera to clean anything.

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