Olympus TG-2 Optical Issue?
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!
I do NOT see this with the TG-1 (identical lens).
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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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I get lens flare with my TG-1 when shooting toward the direction of the sun, but I've never seen this.
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.