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How do you keep your camera lens scratch-free?

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22nd October 2011, 06:24 PM   |  #11  
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I had an old screen protector that I cut a rectangle to cover the lens.
Looks OK but not perfect.

I may try to cut a circle to cover it properly.

Lol..u just give me a got idea!! Im going to try it on my sensation!!

Edit: Actualy i already try the rectangular one and its fit perfect. Tomorow i wil try to cut it in round shape one ;P

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25th October 2011, 10:01 PM   |  #12  
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take out the lens
Perhaps too obvious, but I knocked out the camera lens in the battery cover. After more than a year still no scratches on the camera itself and perfect pictures (at least, for this camera unit). Protection is sufficient with a pouch.
26th October 2011, 08:35 AM   |  #13  
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Lol..u just give me a got idea!! Im going to try it on my sensation!!

Edit: Actualy i already try the rectangular one and its fit perfect. Tomorow i wil try to cut it in round shape one ;P

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Crap!! It just dont work..after few days dust started to accumulate between the rectangular screen protector and the camera lens. More scratch now!! Crap..crap!! >Śc

P/s: i did try to cut the screen protector round, but the glue of the screen just come out during cutting process..not work also..

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26th October 2011, 12:46 PM   |  #14  
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just remove the scratched up bit of plastic and stop worrying, the lens is countersunk below the case anyway,

i removed the plastic lens from my battery cover after having the desire for about 2 weeks, 6-7 months later my pictures still come out as sharp and defined as when new,
if you get any dirt on the camera lens simply take off your battery cover and you can clean it easily,
26th October 2011, 02:08 PM   |  #15  
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just remove the scratched up bit of plastic and stop worrying, the lens is countersunk below the case anyway,

i removed the plastic lens from my battery cover after having the desire for about 2 weeks, 6-7 months later my pictures still come out as sharp and defined as when new,
if you get any dirt on the camera lens simply take off your battery cover and you can clean it easily,

The worry part is during clean up the camera lens. If i wipe it with some chemical n tissue, there is a high risk the lens get scratch ;c

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26th October 2011, 11:33 PM   |  #16  
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The worry part is during clean up the camera lens. If i wipe it with some chemical n tissue, there is a high risk the lens get scratch ;c

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well as i said mines been fine for the last 6-7 months, i just take the battery cover off and give it a wipe with my t shirt or something, no scratches so far,,
4th November 2011, 10:22 AM   |  #17  
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well as i said mines been fine for the last 6-7 months, i just take the battery cover off and give it a wipe with my t shirt or something, no scratches so far,,

This may not be necessary!
I've been having this issue for ages too.. i clean the plastic lens but it appears to be scratched as pics come out hazy, just like other posters above. I have just pushed out the plastic lens on the battery cover as suggested and sure enough pics are instantly clearer.. however when inspecting the plastic lens cover i realized two things
* the sticky part is very sticky!
* the inside of the plastic part (the sticky side) appears to be dirty..

i cleaned it with one of those cloths you use for specs and since it's still very sticky i put it back in.. tried a few shots with the battery cover on and off, and i' can't notice any difference.. no longer hazy!

sure though, knocking it out avoids having to clean in form the inside .. but i'm afraid of scratching the inside lens.. that one's more difficult to replace
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if you REALLY want to go all out, you could take the cover to a jewler/watch repair and have them replace the glass with sapphire crystal... it's so small that it may not cost an outrageous amount, but then they would have to cut it to size...
6th November 2011, 04:20 AM   |  #19  
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Bought myself another battery cover from ebay, I hope this one will last, gonna have to figure out how to maintain that new one scratch-free.

The one I bought:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130544376251...84.m1439.l2649
10th November 2011, 11:56 AM   |  #20  
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Another option for those worried about their lens ...

Amazon ( Sorry, I only found it on the german site ) has this item listed :

http://www.amazon.de/Ersatzglas-Kame...0922089&sr=8-3

It's a saphire glass replacement lens cover for our beloved Desire , and apparently is very scratchproof (according to reviews) . They had a slight quality problem early in the manufacturing process, the first items came out slightly too large, but it seems that's fixed by now ...

I will order one and give it a try , as I have quite bad scratches in mine after 1.5 years of normal use and don't really want to leave the camera itself uncovered :)

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