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Weird Pattern on the lens

Hey.. I have a problem with my S3 IS lens which is really bugging me. There is this S shaped 'imprint' (for the lack of a better word) that constantly appears on the top left corner of my screen. And the thing is, in brighter/higher exposed snaps, you cant see it. But in the lower exposure snaps you can prominently see the shape. And its not a lens surface dirt issue or anything. cos i've tried cleaning it and it doesnt help. Is there any other way to clean the lens or is there something i can do to make this work!?

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The problem may be one of two things:
1. a fine scratch on the surface of your lense. Go to a good photo specialty shop, and ask for lense repair solution. (It can be a bit hard to find, but it works similar to the solution used to repair scratches n CDs or windshields. Apply then buff to fill the scratches.
2. Your sensor may be damaged. I have seen this happen for reasons like exposure to extreme cold. To fix that, you would need to send it in for repair.


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