Old 10-17-2008, 10:27 PM #1
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Default Alpha 85 is projecting tiney dots

I am thinking it has a dirty or scratched lens. *I have tried using compressed air to clean the lens, no dice. *I haven't had it for very long and I haven't put anything down the aperature that would scratch the lens. *It is still under the three month warranty, should I send it back to Nova and get them to fix it? *What else could I try that might fix it. *

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Looks like dirty lens, I use lens cleaner cloth, and lens cleaner solution I bought from Rite Aid for about $3 total.
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Default Re: Alpha 85 is projecting tiney dots

Do you mean like lens cleaner for glasses, or camera lenses, or do they sell it specifically for lasers? I guess a lens is a lens is a lens though.

I have some glasses lens cleaner and one of the microfiber cloths they give you when you buy your glasses, will they work?

Plus I'm not sure how to access the lens on the alpha models. It looks like you can take the top off right below the shutter control but I couldn't get it to turn and I don't want to mess something up by forcing it off.
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Default Re: Alpha 85 is projecting tiney dots

I use Q-tips and window cleaner so your lens solution should be ok.
Just don't use any strong solvents; it may remove the AR coating on the lens.
Check if the lens is scratched or smudged. If it isn't you may have some dust that settled on an internal lens or the IR filter. If that is the case, it is fixable, but since it is under warranty it may just be better to send it back.
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Default Re: Alpha 85 is projecting tiney dots

Jack (rpl seller ) told me about this sight
http://www.2filter.com/prices/products/eclipse.html
and i have just bought 30$ worth of cleaning stuff (Eclipse optic cleaner,PEC*PAD) from them for my rpl witch blowing air over with one of thos bulbs does not help :| so when it gets here i will tell you how it dose.
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Default Re: Alpha 85 is projecting tiney dots

i have an alpha 105 that has a dirty lens and I can't get to it...any help?
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I got it ;D now the laser has no issues just twist it a bit and it screws off. lefty loosey righty tighty
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Default Re: Alpha 85 is projecting tiney dots

I cleaned mine with a dry microfiber coth after maxkillz showed me how to take the cap off. I had to use pliers to loosen it. Now it's clean
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Default Re: Alpha 85 is projecting tiney dots

We've seen the "before" pic. How about an "after" pic?

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