Is something wrong with my camera / kit lens ?

Started Oct 18, 2012 | Questions thread
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Shootalot New Member • Posts: 5
Is something wrong with my camera / kit lens ?

Hi,

A few weeks ago I bought my first DSLR, a Sony SLT-A57 with 18-55mm kit lens. Recently I noticed that a lot of my photos (probably all, but it's not visible on darker backgrounds) show a dark spot in the lower left corner, only slightly visible at a focal length of 18mm but getting worse when zooming to 55mm.

At 18 mm (I cropped the image to only show the lower left corner because of the image size)

55mm

At first I thought this was caused by dust on mirror/sensor (although I never changed objectives since I only own one..), but since the dark spots form/location/size changes when focal length changes I now suspect the lens to be the problem (and yes, I regularly clean the lens on the outside with one of those lens cleaning clothes) Would love to have some feedback on this from more experienced photographers. Thanks in advance!

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