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Insect BEHIND lens glass?!

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Stickboy

Hi

I have an insect of some sort behind the glass on my x100s

There is no filter or anything on the front of the camera - this is behind the lens glass

The camera is of course out of warranty but just wondered if this has happened to anyone before? Did you fix it or did Fuji fix it?

Hope you can help!

Thanks

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veejaycee

I think that is a job for Fuji. How on earth did it get in there? Maybe Fuji will do it free as it shouldn't really have been able to get inside the lens.

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farrell

Really bizarre! 

Like vjc I can't imagine how it could possibly have gotten between the shutter and a lens

element save for a bug duct created by a severe manufacturing defect.

It should not ever happen in a lens whose aperture diaphragm and shutter are electrically

actuated. 

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Stickboy

Yeh very odd. It just appeared there last week. I can't get it to move at all. 

I have emailed fuji so will have to see if they get back to me

 

 

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farrell

I hope Fuji responds as it should.

If you get no satisfaction, I think you should publish this on every Fujifest forum you can find.

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George S.

Doesn't there have to be some air movement in and out in any lens in order for the lens elements to move forward and backward for focusing?

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farrell
1 hour ago, George S. said:

Doesn't there have to be some air movement in and out in any lens in order for the lens elements to move forward and backward for focusing?

There does have to be pressure equalization vents.

Longer fl's create a much greater pressure gradient when focusing rapidly.

I never leave uncapped lenses or bodies sitting sitting around.

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Stickboy

Just as an update to this.

 

I contacted Fuji and even though the camera is no longer under warranty they have told me to send it in as a warranty repair for inspection

Assuming they sort this then I can't fault their service

I'll update when I know

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farrell
5 hours ago, Stickboy said:

Just as an update to this.

 

I contacted Fuji and even though the camera is no longer under warranty they have told me to send it in as a warranty repair for inspection

Assuming they sort this then I can't fault their service

I'll update when I know

great to hear!

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Christopher

That's a great outcome, keep us posted on how it turns out!

I can't help but wonder, did you shoot any photos with the critter in there? Did it come through or just disappear? 

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farrell
5 hours ago, Christopher said:

That's a great outcome, keep us posted on how it turns out!

I can't help but wonder, did you shoot any photos with the critter in there? Did it come through or just disappear? 

Focusing distance and aperture would determine how diffuse the insect would appear if at all.

Inasmuch as 23mm is fairly short for APS-C, it would likely appear as a diffuse blob, less diffuse at

smaller apertures.

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raagamuffin

And here I thought you were asking us to try and identify the insect. :)

Glad that you got it worked out with Fuji. 

 

 

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artuk
On ‎5‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 10:21 PM, farrell said:

 

Longer fl's create a much greater pressure gradient when focusing rapidly

Why do you suggest that?

because of longer focus throw?

modern mirrorless lenses are often internally focusing, to reduce the mass of the focus group to work better with low inertia CDAF systems.

therefore I don't know if longer focal lengths have a greater focus throw or not. 

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farrell
15 hours ago, artuk said:

Why do you suggest that?

because of longer focus throw?

modern mirrorless lenses are often internally focusing, to reduce the mass of the focus group to work better with low inertia CDAF systems.

therefore I don't know if longer focal lengths have a greater focus throw or not. 

Point taken I was thinking of older designs.

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Stickboy

Fuji UK it is - they have now received my camera so hopefully it will be sorted.

I have to say I couldn't see any sign of the insect on photos.....still not sure how on earth it got there though!

 

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veejaycee

Hope it's not laid eggs mate. :)

Fuji UK have a very good reputation both for their skills and their fairness.

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Stickboy

The camera came back in less than a week , the bug has gone and the camera is spankingly clean....and no cost

Very pleased with the level of service from Fuji Uk

 

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