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Is it easy to replace a scratched digital camera lens?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Jun 23, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    I have a minolta Dimage Z2. During one of my trips, the lens cap fell
    off and the camera lens had a deep scratch. I am tempted to buy a
    nonfunctioning camera for parts on ebay but I am not sure how easy it
    is to dissassemble these digital cameras. Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. Alasdair

    Alasdair Guest

    If the lens was damaged accidentally, as it seems to have been, can
    you not claim off your insurance policy? Most household insurance
    policies cover you fro accidental damage.
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Usually the deductible will be higher than the value of a digital camera,
    they may jack up your rates too if you file a claim.
  4. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest


    I agree - it's probably not worth doing seeing as that camera is
    getting a little long in the tooth by today's standards.

    However, just in case the OP does decide to go the repair route,
    I wanted to remind him of that very very bad flash capacitor in
    there. Be very very scared :)

    Take care.

  5. Charles

    Charles Guest

    How do the photos look? Often, scratches do little to detract from the
  6. Mike Berger

    Mike Berger Guest

    You must know some pretty horrible photographers.
  7. Charles

    Charles Guest

  8. sparky

    sparky Guest

  9. Charles

    Charles Guest

  10. sparky

    sparky Guest

    A questionable message thread on an amateur photo board !

    As a semi-professional I know and understand that scratches and
    dust on a lens degrades the quality of the picture. When you get
    around to taking some professional quality photos please let us know
    how much the scratches in your lens degrade your pictures.
  11. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Naw, it is just the way it is ... scratches can often be ignored ... did you
    get the part about filling scratches with ink! Pretty neat, and it works.
    I don't know what a semi-professional is. I do know that I would not go to
    a semi-professional doctor for a health issue.

    Don't bother making snide remarks about those shots, by the way, as they
    would simply be petty snipes overwhelmed by all of the amazing hurrahs!
  12. sparky

    sparky Guest

    And yet you take what you read on an amateur photo forum as the
    gospel truth ?
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