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Dead Fly in Lens Wont Have Much Effect on Image Quality
Old 04-11-2019   #1
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Dead Fly in Lens Wont Have Much Effect on Image Quality

DPReview highlighted a Lens Rental report on the effect of a dead fly in a zoom lens. Not much. Though a pain to remove.
(And I know us purists would say, Of course, not its a zoom lens anyway)
https://www.dpreview.com/news/038207...-of-its-lenses
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Old 04-11-2019   #2
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Lenses are funny. I used to take head shots of chickens in Hawaii through chain fencing. If you put the lens up to the fence w/ the aperture wide open, it would actually focus PAST the fencing that was running right across the front optic's field of view. I mean, the fencing would disappear in the SLR's viewfinder when focusing on the curious chicken, and it wasn't there on the negs either.
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I had an SLR with a bug on the focusing screen. Ugly.
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I used to take head shots of chickens in Hawaii through chain fencing.

I have to ask, why?
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Old 04-11-2019   #5
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I have to ask, why?
Well perhaps it was a very savage chicken. Or isnt that why you were asking😀
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Old 04-11-2019   #6
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I had an SLR with a bug on the focusing screen. Ugly.
I had an SLR with a similar thing.

Always wondered how it got in there and why.
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A fly in a lens? Well, I never...! Bugs in cameras, yes. Don't get me going on my new Nikon Z6...

You should put the lens on Ebay with a humungusly high BIN price. Say "rare" and "collectable" (you can spell the latter as "collectible" for greater impact, or as "collect-able" for the more clueless Ebay browsers to figure out) and clean up big time.

If it's a Nikon 58mm 1.4 nine-bladed S from circa 1960, you could name your price and treat yourself to a gala round-the-world photo shoot on the sale.

On a more serious (seriouser) vein, I was at my camera repair shop this morning and asked my service man about lens bugs. His reply: not to bother if shooting at fairly wide (f/4-f/5.6) apertures. The cost of dismantling/cleaning/reassembling the lens is also a factor, he went on to say. Do a test and see what the results show.

The very savage chicken post had him (almost) rolling on the floor, however. Good one, that.
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I had an SLR with a bug on the focusing screen. Ugly.
It's not a bug, it's a feature.
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Always wondered how it got in there and why.
I'm thinking it got lost on the way to the soup.
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I had a Minolta lens with a bug in it.



Other than turning everyone's portraits into Spiderman, there was no other visible effect on the pictures. Some sort of early snapchat filter or something.
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