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Will many tiny scratches on lens front element affect my photos? [duplicate]

I've bought a second hand Helios lens online (40 years old). At first sight everything looks fine no fungus haze no dust. Under 45 degree the front element in covered in very very thin scratches like ...
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Does a large scratch in an ND filter affect image quality?

I noticed a used 10-stop ND filter for sale, at exactly the size I want, at a price of 15% of a new filter, except with shipping it's 21% of the price of a new filter with shipping. The catch? It has ...
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How can I capture images of discs (CDs, DVDs) that emphasize scratches and defects?

I’ve been trying to figure out a setup that would allow me to take pictures of the backs of video game discs that would show any scuffs or scratches the discs have. I’ve tried a lot of variations but ...
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Are these rear element lens scratches and do they matter?

I got a used Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED lens, but notice these scratches on the rear element: Am I correct that the white marks are scratches and will these matter or will blur of ...
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What is causing white stains on scanned negative? Is there a way to fix this?

I'm scanning some of my negatives, and here I find a whole roll covered with these kind of marks all over. The film has been develop in a processor. The images were stored for a while. I don't ...
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How will tiny scratches on rear element affect image quality?

I have found a rather cheap Mamiya G 50mm f4 lens on ebay that has some tiny scratches on the rear element of the lens. Now, I have done some research on how much such scratches could affect the ...
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How can I tell if a scratch is directly on my sensor or on the filter above it?

I have what appears to be a scratch on my sensor. I can't see it on pictures taken with apertures larger than F16, but I do see them at F32. How can I tell if a scratch is directly on my sensor or on ...
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Dust spot or scratch?

I'm a bit worried about a potential scratch to my d7000 sensor as shown in the rather grainy image below. Note the black line in the top left. It is more of a fine line vs. the 'spots' I've seen in ...
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how can i fix my ricoh camera causing scratches on film?

I've recently purchased a Richoh af 70 and I've only used one roll to test the condition of this thrifted camera. I have very straight scratches that can be felt on the negative that show up white ...
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What causes these lines / scratches to appear on my developed film?

Please can someone advise me what might have caused this & what I should do to ensure it doesn't happen again? The lines start up higher near the start of the film and are quiet low by the end of ...
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Should I buy a used camera with a scratched anti-aliasing filter?

I'm considering buying a friend's old camera, low shutter count, around 13,500. But it has a scratch on the anti-aliasing filter. However I see that these parts are easily available online. Should I ...
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How can I remove scratches from a lens?

How can I clean a lens (fisheye) scratches? I heard about peanut butter rubbing alcohol car paint scratch removal solution any other? like an abrasive tool etc
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Lens with small scratches on the front element - how do they affect IQ?

I am looking to buy a CANON 28mm 1.8 EF lens. I found an offer, significantly discounted, of a lens with small scratches on the front element. The offer is very tempting. Here is a photo posted by ...
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What are these lines through my images (on the negatives and the prints)?

I have these lines or streaks across many of the images on this roll I had developed. I can see the same lines on the negatives as well as the prints. The lines are in the exact same spot across I ...