Having problems with your Canon PowerShot G2 Digital Camera ?

On f4 to f8 I am getting a dark blurr on pictures, but not below

\015 It is in the same place every time, and it increases in density as I increase the f stops... I think it might be a speck of dust on the inside lens (having cleaned the outside)... the camera is a G2 and therefore is NOT an SLR so the lens does not come off easily, and quite frankly I don't think it can be done by someone other than a tech... looks like a special tool is needed... has anyone else experienced this problem besides myself and the other guy, with his white spot... eventually I will get the cash to have it taken to a tech, but in the meantime I am still taking some great pics under duress ;( \015

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I'm having a similar problem with my G2. It happened after I took somephotos when it was snowing. I think some moisture may have got on thesensor and left stuff on it. I don't think it is the lens that iscausing it, as this can never leave this kind of smudge. I stillhaven't got round to doing anything about it.. I would be interested tohear how you got on with getting it repaired.

I found this article which confirms what you were saying about thehigher f-stops (and also provides and explanation). I have also checkedthe EXIF data on my photos and found that there is a correlation withhigher f-stops and degree of blur (with very little to no blur at thelower f-stop values).

http://dgely.com/Phototips/Digital_Camera_Sensor_Cleaning.htm
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