I vacuumed the dust out of my SEL 18-200mm lens.

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
chromnd
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YES! It works! - Thank you so much!
In reply to Tom Hoots, May 24, 2012

I had some pretty nasty dust inside my SEL18200 so I just gave it a try.

At first, it did not really work, because I had some concerns, so I turned the power of my vacuum cleaner down to reduce the force.

After a few minutes vacuuming and no notable change concerning the dust inside, I just decided to go on full power. The force was so strong that I barely could adjust the focal length anymore, so I first reeled-out the lens, then attached the vacuum cleaner at the backside of the lens and slowly reduced focal length to change the air-stream inside - pretty much force. I repeated this about 5 times and all the visible dust was all gone!

I took some test shots afterwards and did not notice any malfunction on strange behavior of the lens. Tomorrow I will get out in the bright sun and try some nice small aperture shots.
So thanks again for this very good hint!

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