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Camera Xperia V camera lens heavily damaged

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22nd December 2013, 06:09 AM   |  #1  
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better to see than reading!

photos below are shot with my xperia V

three months ago


now



outer variables like lighting conditions of two photos are almost the same.

well, three months ago I used sony stock based rom(semc camera) and now I use CM11(but has some sony technology - check FXP225 athttps://sites.google.com/site/projec...nload/progress), furthermore I'm getting result like this with sony stock rom camera app these days anyway.


another comparison, this time with HD2.
and again, same conditions.

xperia V


HD2




and finally a shot of lens of my xperia v (shot with HD2)




I really need to fix it before 12/27(UTC+9).. because I have a flight to japan that day and purpose of going is to travel.. and I really want to take pictures with my xperia v.. due to the fact that I don't have a better camera than it..

I ordered my one from HK, because sony is not selling xperia devices in my country.. so I can't get sony c/s and have to fix it my self and I don't think FedEx economy will deliver the ordered part by than.. and UPS Express(?) costs almost 99euros..


well I read what I wrote and it's just like a long line of complaining
but any way I wanna ask you guys if there are some one else is having similar lens damage like me or is it just happening me?

and it would be grateful if some one tells me a solution of this situation
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22nd December 2013, 07:25 AM   |  #2  
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That looks really badly scratched. How did it happen?

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That looks really badly scratched. How did it happen?

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well I think i handled my device gently.. might be scratched when I removed the battery cover..
It didn't became like this at once, since about 6 months ago, damage started from outskirt of the lens..
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well I think i handled my device gently.. might be scratched when I removed the battery cover..
It didn't became like this at once, since about 6 months ago, damage started from outskirt of the lens..

have you tried glasses/lens cleaning solution? Spray a little bit and wipe the lens with a cloth. I'm not sure if it'll do much though.
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22nd December 2013, 10:12 AM   |  #5  
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The close up is not good enough to see damage details.
22nd December 2013, 02:29 PM   |  #6  
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used glass towel with glass cleaner(blue liquid) and blur disappeared!
until now I only used glass towel.. but I can't fiqure out why the lens got stained..;



but..


but of course scratches and some sort of exfoliation of coating(?) is still there..
it's not affecting the image quality(at least for now, I think..) but it's a proof of the fact that xperia V's lens is easy to get scratched ;(


any way ordered middle housing, which contains rear camera lens, apparently lens is not sold stand alone.
ordered black one to make mixture of white model and black model, white back cover with black middle hoop and shiny chrome(?) port covers!



and thanks for advise!
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used glass towel with glass cleaner(blue liquid) and blur disappeared!
until now I only used glass towel.. but I can't fiqure out why the lens got stained..;

Good to hear!

Consider not using a regular glass / window cleaner on coated glass. It may contain tensides / ammoniac which some coating don't like. What you need is a liquid designed for optical glass, or methyl alcohol, and a microfibre. Remove dust and other particles with a brush or by blowing before cleaning. Don't dry-clean optical glass. At least breath on it first and then use the microfibre. If there are still smudges use a drop of the methyl alcohol on the microfibre.
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until now i used typical ones to clean lenses.. thanks for useful information!

taking care of lenses is harder than I thought..
hope new lens I ordered keep good condition.
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Unhappy Black housing for xperia v
Dude here too same problem ..my xperia v too got scratched heavily...am really worried about it...can you please tell me where can i get full black housing for xperia v..my mail id "diwahar506@gmail.com"
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I use pencil the eraser to remove the scratches and dirt

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