Thursday, 5 September 2013
My Camera has the Measles!
The air show was on last weekend and I went out to take some shots with my trusty point and shoot. When I came in and loaded them on my laptop I saw there were three dots on each picture.
I cleaned the lens thoroughly a couple of times and it was still there. Turns out there is some dirt or water spots on the mirror inside the camera. I took a shot of a white surface then fixed the resulting shot to really bring out the spots.
So I have five choices.
1 - Keep using the camera and crop out the dots...no!
2 - Send the camera out to have it fixed. it'll be three weeks and a $100.
3 - Take apart the camera and try to fix it myself. I could get it apart. putting it back together.....
4 - Forget it and use my better camera all the time
5 - Buy another point and shoot.
Forget the first two. Number 4 I could do but there are many times I just want something handy to carry around in my backpack or pocket. I am considering #3 and if it doesn't work then do #5. Likely will just go get another point and shoot, but one that has aperture, and shutter speed control.
Really annoying though that this happened. I've had the camera for three or four years now and love it. Damn!