B40 A118 night video washed out, blurry, yellow

xxbassplayerxx

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My B40 seems to have degraded quite a bit in quality since I first acquired it. Here's a recent video showing how bad it looks now.


Even during the day, it seems to be pretty washed out:


Has anyone else had this issue? Should I just look to replace it or is there some sort of fix?
 

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Night one looks like a dirty lens. Depending on certain factors, the haze could be on the inside of the lens. I tried to modify my a118 and as a result it overheated and a film formed on the inside of the lens and on the sensor. I took it apart and cleaned with alcohol and it looked good again but the heat has done its damage and the camera started freezing up and losing audio at random...

Anyway, maybe yours just got warm and hazed the inside of the lens. Worth checking/cleaning. Just make good match marks before unscrewing the lens so you don't have to refocus it when it goes back together.
 
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