dsc-v1 is taking blurry pictures, how to clean the lense

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  1. sleepyzze110

    sleepyzze110 TPF Noob!

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    i have a sony dsc-v1 digi cam, had it for 2 months

    everytime i take a picture, regardless of tripod or not, on the auto setting, the pictures seem to be blurry everywhere, i have not dropped the camera or changed any other settings, i never opened it up, the only time i touched the lense once was when i wiped it with my eye glass cleaner cloth (not the silk ones)

    i was thinking this has something to do with the lense itself, what is the best way to clean the lense from the outside
     
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    Is this something that just started happening or had it happened since new? If you look at the lense, do you see any marks or dirt? I'm assuming the result is the same when taking pictures in bright daylight as it is in dimmer lighting situations?

    They specifically make lense cleaning kits, but kits for cleaning eyeglasses should give you the same kind of results. Obviously the goal is to ensure there is no damage to the lense itself. I'm just curious if you can actually see something on/in the lense that may be the problem or if there may be some other issue.

    Do you have any examples you can post for us to take a look at?
     
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    Look at the lens first. Only clean it if you can see smears or marks on it. If it doesn't look dirty, leave it alone.
    If the lens looks clean the blurriness has another cause.
    If it needs cleaning then only do it with proper lens tissue.
     
  4. sleepyzze110

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    here are some sample pics,

    the camera never moved in all the pics, and optical zoom was the only thing that changed

    the camera is on SAF focus setting, i resetted the camera and changed nothing else

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    it was that far the whole time

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    I had this problem before. The camera will not focus on something so close with a high zoom. You should zoom out and crop afterwards or just get closer and use macro mode.
    That is the only thing I can think of that would be causing that problem.

    I hope this helps! :)
     
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    well you can see in the first picture of no zooming, it's still not as clear as it's supposed to be, i bought this camera 10-07-2004 and i had it for a little over 2 months, and i paid 389 for it at the time, and im' expecting a 400 dollar camera to last longer than 2 months, sony said they can repair it for me if i ship it down to san diego to them and all i have to pay is the shipping fee, since my camera is still covered under the warrenty when i bought it from www.dell.com
     
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    well in the first picture, the word on the monitor is in sharp focus... pretty much everything in the background is clear. make sure you're focusing on the box... use macro or manual focus
     
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    well here are some more sample pics, btw, all my pics are taken at 5.0mp and scaled down to 800x600 with adobe photoshop 7.0

    all the pics are auto focus except the last one, which was manual focus

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    this one was taken with manual focus

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    i contacted sony's repair center about this, and they said i can ship my camera to their repair center and they'll fix whatever that is wrong with it for free, they'll even ship it back for free, and all i need to pay is the shipping to them

    do you think i should send it down? cause it seems like it's not taking pictures as clear as it should
     
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    in my opinion u are really close to the subject, too close, and i cant see the second set of pics u posted (all i see are red x's)

    but ive had the same problem, just try the same picture with the red box but this time put it in macro mode and try it bc i think ur too close

    sry if this doesnt help
     
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    i agree, i don't think it's anything wrong with the camera itself.
     
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    maybe this picture will help

    taken at 12 inches away
    macro mode
    auto settings
    no flash

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    i'm sure this camera SHOULD be better than this..
     

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