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[filmscanners] Re: Cleaning LS2000 optic?

Sounds its most likely a dirty mirror which needs cleaning which is what 
happened to mine. I have cleaned mine which resolved the problem. Heaps of dust 
collects on and in the scanner if you like it or not.


Arthur Entlich wrote:

> When you use the term "flare" do you mean that light areas near dark
> ones tend to be washed out around the edges, almost like a soft focus
> halo around the very brightest areas?
> If so, you've brought up an issue that has been discussed before in this
> group and the other scanner group without resolution.
> Since i never got a straight answer for the other people who discussed
> this (and I don't own an LS2000), I was wondering if this problem is
> relatively new, if it manifested over time, or if it was there since new?
> I have a suspicion, like you, that it is due to dirt or oils that got
> deposited on some of the optics causing this blooming, but others are
> suggesting it is an inherent CCD design issue.
> I can't answer how involved a cleaning is, but I would be interested if
> you can tell me if this problem is one which has developed over time.
> Art
> Joe B. wrote:
> > I am passing my LS2000 on to my daughter but i want it to be in good order 
>before I do so, and I've noticed it flares visibly with some scans- I assume 
>the lens needs cleaning. Can anyone tell me anything about this- is it 
>straightforward? Is it as simple as removing the cover and there the lens is 
>in front of you, visible and accessible? TIA for any info.
> >
> > Joe B.
> >
> >
> >

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