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My panasonic dmc-fz30 has dust inside the lens, is this possibly a job i could fix myself

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How can you tell it's dust inside the lens? Does it show up in the pictures? And no, you can't take the lens apart to clean it because you don't have the precision equipment necessary to remount the lens elements within the close tolerances necessary.
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My panasonic dmc-fz30 has dust inside the lens, is this possibly a job i could fix myself

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