Olympus TG-2 Optical Issue?

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Bizzarrini Regular Member • Posts: 497
Olympus TG-2 Optical Issue?

Hi Guys,

I've just purchased an Olympus TG-2 camera. While playing around with it in my house, I've noticed a strange phenomenon. When zoomed in, with side light, there is a purple circle in my images (also in live view). Zooming out increases the radius, but decreases the contrast of the circle. Examples:

I've sent the camera in for repair to Olympus, and to my surprise they claim this is a (known?) property of the camera/lens instead of a fault. They say it is due to the shape of the front lens element, and nothing can be done about this.

My question: has anyone seen this issue before?

Thanks for your help!

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ShatteredSky
ShatteredSky Senior Member • Posts: 1,381
Re: Olympus TG-2 Optical Issue?

Nope,

I do NOT see this with the TG-1 (identical lens).

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Jude McDowell
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Re: Olympus TG-2 Optical Issue?

I've not noticed this when using my TG-2.  However, I've not shot indoors with it with such a strong side light as you have in your posting.  I have certainly shot outdoors with bright side sun without this problem.

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Mittskitts Contributing Member • Posts: 760
Re: Olympus TG-2 Optical Issue?

I get lens flare with my TG-1 when shooting toward the direction of the sun, but I've never seen this.

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Bizzarrini OP Regular Member • Posts: 497
Re: Olympus TG-2 Optical Issue?

Thanks for your reply. When I take pictures outside, I also do not see this issue. It doesn't seem to be normal flare, as the location of the purple circle is always in the center of the image.

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