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Spots on the lenses. Have cleaned them with lens cleaner and that didn't work, tried washing the lens cover lenses with soap and water and then with alcohol. That didn't work either. I have had a lot of cameras but none with this problem. Can you give me an idea to get rid of these obstructive spots. Thank You Judi

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  • sjshaw518 Jun 08, 2010

    Thought I would let you know that I used my film on one camera and it worked, only problem is I only had a light tint film and it should be a clear film. I have to put the film on with a drop of alcohol or water. I think when they put their film on they used some sort of oil and it will not clean off. I don't want to use a harsh cleaner that would lift oil. Will continue checking out this problem. We got four outside cameras with the system and ordered two more. The two we ordered are fine. No oily smears at all. Will try again to reach the manufacturer to see if they had this problem with other cameras they sold in a system and if so what they did about it. Judi

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There is a special kind of liquid available to clean the lenses. I have personally used it to clean a variety of camera lenses so it might do the trick for you too. Note that you should never clean any lens with soap. You can get the cleaning kit from the link below
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Complete-Lens-Cleaner-Kit/dp/B000EF3YQI

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  • sjshaw518 Jun 06, 2010

    Is the nikon kit a lot different than the on I have from Canon?

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    eagle338 Jun 06, 2010

    Not really. Sorry I didn't read the part where u said u have used the lens cleaner. Anyways what do the spots look like? It might be that the spots are on the insides of the lenses. Can I have an image of it so that I can suggest an appropriate cleaning procedure?

  • sjshaw518 Jun 06, 2010

    I can't send image because I have not connected the system to my computer yet. I am using a monitor right now and the spots are a sort of hazy spots and wisps like you wiped a smudge and it didn't all come off.

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    eagle338 Jun 06, 2010

    From your description it sounds like moisture has got inside the lens. Not an unlikely problem especially if you use your cam in areas with high humidity(such as beaches). The lens system has to be disassembled and cleaned from the inside. I would suggest that you get it done by a qualified proffessional to avoid damaging it. Most Camera lens opticians should do the job for you.

  • sjshaw518 Jun 06, 2010

    I don't believe it is moisture and it moves around when we clean the lenses. We are out on the desert and it is 110* today with little or no humidity so if it was moisture it would dissipate. It is only see on the lenses after dark , we can't see it on there during the daytime. The lenses came with a protective film of plastic on them which we removed . Maybe there was something on the film. Oil or something to make the film stay in place.

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Jun 06, 2010

    Does cleaning affect the blotches atleast slightly? If not then its confirmed that whatever it is , its one the inside. May be moisture but something must have gotten into it. Happens time to time.

  • sjshaw518 Jun 06, 2010

    Yes cleaning does make a difference. It moves the spots or the wisps sometimes almost all gone. It gives us just enough courage to clean them again and again and again. I am going to try putting the plastic film back on one of the lenses to see if it was something that was to stay there. I have some film that we use on our game camera to stop flashback. I will try that and let you know how it goes tonight,

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Jun 07, 2010

    Sure thing let me know how it goes. If it is working partially then a better cleaner might do the job. Nikon has always worked for me and it might work for you too..

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Jun 09, 2010

    Glad to hear that. Hope you will be able to remove that completely.

    Sai.


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