Semi-Ruined my Canon 10-22mm EF-S

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  1. AverageJoe

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    So that's why they sell UV filters.... or am I wrong here?

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    So I know this happened a long time ago and never thought to bring it to the forum to show what a stupid mistake I made. But maybe someone out there will see this and pickup UV filters for their lenses.

    Now I'm stuck with an EF-S damanged lens and hoping to move to a full frame soon at which point I won't be able to sell this for a decent price. I still use it, takes two seconds to fix in photoshop, so it's not all a loss.
     
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    Erm, what did you do to it? UV filters are pretty useless, TBH. The front element of the lens is the cheapest part to replace, and if something is strong enough to break the UV filter, you can bet on it scratching the front element on it's way through. A hood provides more protection, and doesn't degrade image quality to boot.

    It could just be sensor dust, or dust on the inside of the lens.
     
  3. AverageJoe

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    Well, I've ruled out the sensor as I have a slew of other lenses that don't show this problem. I've always used the hood for this lens and didn't use a UV filter till the damage was done.
     
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    But what did you do?
     
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    It's done with. I couldn't imagine taking another photo with that lens. I'll give you $10 for it. (I'll even pay shipping)
     
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    I think you need to re-evaluate your thoughts on sensor dust.
     
  7. Chris of Arabia

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    I'd agree with tirediron, that looks like dust on the sensor for sure.
     
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    I went shooting earlier in the week and had spots like this... but after I moved the camera, they went away... I'm thinking it was sensor dust for me, and it looks the exact same. Lucky for me, my camera has the built in sensor shaker thing to take care of it for me.
     
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    I believe it is sensor dust as well. Photos taken with scratches on the front element should not looks like that. It causes lost of contrast, not black spots.
     
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    Ever considered that you actually captured pictures of UFO's ?? :alien::alien::alien:
     
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    I disagree, it's clearly worth $25.00 in my book, and I think I would be willing to give you that.

    Sorry, I really want the 10-22mm :D

    And yes, it looks like sensor dust to me.
     
  12. JerryPH

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    Good greif... yeah its nothing more than dust, whether it is on the lens on the back element or on the sensor... its still just dust and a good cleaning by someone competant resolves this MINOR issue.
     

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