Olympus 45mm Lens - is this dust?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by BigCTM, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. BigCTM

    BigCTM Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2012
    I have an Olympus 45mm lens and was wondering if this lens has dust on the inside? It looks weird to me. Notice the 5 small specs in the first shot. Never seen a lens like this before...It does not seem to impact the pictures in any way from what I can tell.
  2. mftlandscaper

    mftlandscaper Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    They look like reflections to me. Did you have a light on in the room when you took the photos?
  3. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Look very much like reflections of a light source/sources as the pattern has changed from first to second photo and looks to be on surface not inside glass.

    It looks like there is a a possible dust speck on the front element in the second photo that should wipe off.

    I would certainly be very surprised and annoyed if there were dust spots of this size/quantity inside the elements.