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03-23-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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Does my lens has haze??

This a35-105 f3.5.
This is haze, right?

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Sadly, yes....
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It doesn't look good. Is it on the inside of the lens? It looks like someone tried to clean it off - hence the swirl marks.
Here is my A35-105/3.5 for comparison. I have returned lenses that looked like yours.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AquaDome Quote
It doesn't look good. Is it on the inside of the lens? It looks like someone tried to clean it off - hence the swirl marks.
Looks like it is right on the surface of the front element or just behind it - it should be a quick fix, as getting the front ring of is really quite easy on the A series lenses.

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It is difficult to tell from a photograph as it could be reflecting, in this case for example, a slightly cloudy night sky.

Hold the lens up to your eye and look through it. Then you will know for sure.

You might try a soft cloth dampened - not soaked - with a little alcohol. If it is on the outside it might come off but be gentle. No vigorous scrubbing.

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It looks more like grease on the front glass, outside surface. Haze is usual used to describe an internal element.
Try lens or glass cleaning solution if you don't have 100% ethanol in your hand.
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Looks to me as if someone popped off the front element, and tried to 'clean' the front of the second element/group, and did a poor job of it. I'd pop that front off, and clean it properly. Should be a 5 minute fix.
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