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  • How to remove scratches on CAMERA LENSE.

    HI all, long time reader seldom writer here.

    I was wondering if anyone here who has removed scratches from photo lenses.

    As you can see in the photo they are quite a nasty scratch and gives me blur spot on right in the middle of frame.

    any constructive advice and tips will be appreciated.



    Thank you.

    JoeyClick image for larger version

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  • #2
    I think that lens is pretty much beyond repair. You could try taking it to a jeweler and see if he can polish it out, but then the lens will be the wrong shape.
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    • #3
      That's the reason i keep a uv filter on mine just in case. As said i think you're out of luck but you never know have you tried ringing round a couple of the camera stores to see if they know anyone?
      Originally posted by CBRsairz
      assume nothing Macca, I've totally been cockblocked before :spiteful:

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      • #4
        Lens is fucked - even if you re-ground it to remove the spot in the image there'll be a geometric distortion from the lens's new shape, plus the fact you'll now have polished/ground away the 2-7 different coatings that sit on the glass meaning chromatic aberrations and issues with glare spots etc.

        Hint: shoot with a wider aperture (ie number < f/8.0) and that blurry spot will get better or even disappear.

        Haha:
        Originally posted by Macca View Post
        That's the reason i keep a uv filter on mine just in case
        It's the reason I don't use my lenses as knee sliders just in case - how the hell did you get the glass that deeply gouged anyway???
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        • #5
          Call these guys Camera Electronic Service Company Pty Ltd - Perth Western Australia if they can't repair it then they will know who can.

          Depending on how deep the scratch is they may be able to polish it out, fill it with a polymer and polish it or most likely just replace the element of the lens that is scratched.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Captain Starfish View Post
            Lens is fucked - even if you re-ground it to remove the spot in the image there'll be a geometric distortion from the lens's new shape, plus the fact you'll now have polished/ground away the 2-7 different coatings that sit on the glass meaning chromatic aberrations and issues with glare spots etc.

            Hint: shoot with a wider aperture (ie number < f/8.0) and that blurry spot will get better or even disappear.

            Haha:


            It's the reason I don't use my lenses as knee sliders just in case - how the hell did you get the glass that deeply gouged anyway???
            haha yeah I inherited few lenses from work professional photographer. I think earth fell on to the glass. beats me.

            I think wood pecker landed and tied to build a house.

            thanks you guys

            cheers
            JOey

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            • #7
              you can sometimes get parts of a lens off ebay. worth a try to see if you can get that part of the lens and then find someone to fix it for you (or have a go yourself)
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