Tell 'em to keep their fingers away from the glass!

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by mark_digital, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. mark_digital

    mark_digital Guest

    A tour guide offered to use my camera and take semi-candids of us. He asked
    for a quick how-to lesson on the camera's operation. He actually took some
    pretty good pictures.
    In the end though, believe it or not, the camera's lens had fingernail scratches
    from attaching the len's cap and taking it off. I can only surmise he tilted it
    and his fingers overlapped inturn touching the glass.
    I almost freaked out when I discovered it back at our room. Well, to make
    it short, I managed to clean it without adding to it or destroying the coating.

    Yes, if you're wondering, the lens hood was used too, so I'm partially to blame.

    mark_
     
    mark_digital, Aug 17, 2004
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    wayne Guest

    that is why you should ALWAYS use a filter of some sort to protect the lens
    from scratches.

    Wayne


    A tour guide offered to use my camera and take semi-candids of us. He asked
    for a quick how-to lesson on the camera's operation. He actually took some
    pretty good pictures.
    In the end though, believe it or not, the camera's lens had fingernail
    scratches
    from attaching the len's cap and taking it off. I can only surmise he tilted
    it
    and his fingers overlapped inturn touching the glass.
    I almost freaked out when I discovered it back at our room. Well, to make
    it short, I managed to clean it without adding to it or destroying the
    coating.

    Yes, if you're wondering, the lens hood was used too, so I'm partially to
    blame.

    mark_
     
    wayne, Aug 17, 2004
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    BenOne© Guest

    I'm amazed that fingernails could be hard enough to scratch glass.
     
    BenOne©, Aug 17, 2004
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    mark_digital Guest

    I'm amazed that fingernails could be hard enough to scratch glass.

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    Ben Thomas
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    We were ATV-ing for about 4 1/2 hours thru mud, shallow
    river, tight twisting trails and flat out high speed open trails. I
    didn't think it was necessary to mention this. I'm forever
    scraping dirt from my fingernails just from everyday outside
    activities.
    mark_
     
    mark_digital, Aug 18, 2004
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    mark_digital Guest

    that is why you should ALWAYS use a filter of some sort to protect the lens
    from scratches.

    Wayne
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    Very good advice. Unfortunately I had left the camera bag and accessories
    at our lodging. No spare battery or flash card either. I wasn't expecting
    someone else taking pictures.

    mark_
     
    mark_digital, Aug 18, 2004
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