Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-15-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: ct
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 146
Dust on my sensor and viewfinder! :-( k5

I just changed my lens for the third time ever since I got the camera and when I went to shoot I saw dust on my viewfinder, so I got curious and decided to shoot a couple of pictures of the sky at f22, f16, f11 and f8. Unfortunately I deleted the pictures, and its getting dark out, so I'm gonna have to take some pictures tomorrow. Anyways, I can only see the dust at f22 and f16, which I hardly ever use. Is this going ti affect my k5's IQ?

BTW!!! Sorry for the rookie question!!! :-P

06-15-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 43,182
Dust in your viewfinder is not visible on your photos.

Get one of these and then point it at your focusing screen with the lens off:
Giottos Rocket Air Blaster, Manual Air Blower, 5.3in AA1920

That should take care of the dust. You can also do the same for the sensor if think it's also got dust.

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

06-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: ct
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 146
Original Poster
Ok! Will do that. Thanks!
07-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
Junior Member




Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ploiesti
Posts: 26
I was thinking to buy one of the two kits:

Arctic Butterfly sensor brush. Sensor cleaning, remove dust.

DigitalDuster DSLR Camera Sensor Cleaning Kit

anyone tried? What do you recommend?

The dust on the sensor:



07-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
Veteran Member
philippe's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Flanders Fields
Posts: 463
QuoteOriginally posted by vimeto Quote
...Unfortunately I deleted the pictures, and its getting dark out, so I'm gonna have to take some pictures tomorrow...
If there is no sky to photograph nor an other well lit even and clear panel, you can all ways shoot you computer screen. Make a blank page in Simple Text (or alike) set it on full screen, move the cursor till the border, clean that screen (dust...), focus manually on infinity, set F 22, set +1 exposure compensation and shoot (handhold) whit out the borders of the page (and screen). This is a workable alternative for the sky...

BTW, Pentax sells a very good sensor cleaner, so good that LEICA uses it in their factory!
07-11-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,843
QuoteOriginally posted by sergiu Quote
What do you recommend?
Leads to ...
QuoteOriginally posted by philippe Quote
BTW, Pentax sells a very good sensor cleaner, so good that LEICA uses it in their factory!
which is the Pentax DSLR Image Sensor Cleaning Kit #O-ICK1

Here are a few videos on its use:



and a comparison with other tools:

07-12-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
Junior Member




Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ploiesti
Posts: 26
I own the Pentax DSLR Image Sensor Cleaning Kit #O-ICK1, and all I can say is that it spreads the dust, already tried that with the 2nd K5 body

I will buy the Zeeion blower for camera, sensor cleaning. seems like a better blower than the one i have
07-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #8
Veteran Member
philippe's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Flanders Fields
Posts: 463
QuoteOriginally posted by sergiu Quote
I own the Pentax DSLR Image Sensor Cleaning Kit #O-ICK1, and all I can say is that it spreads the dust, already tried that with the 2nd K5 body
Each time you stamp or pick up a dust particle, you have to clean that 'stamper' on those white sticky papers who are in the package, otherwise you will indeed spread the picked up dust, logic...

Or the camera builders in Solms are not that bright...


Last edited by philippe; 07-12-2012 at 09:31 AM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, dust, f16, f22, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, pentax k-5, pictures, viewfinder
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dust spots in the viewfinder bychan Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 18 09-22-2011 05:32 PM
Dust in viewfinder. icejam Pentax K-r 8 08-03-2011 01:04 PM
dust in viewfinder Classico Pentax K-r 5 07-07-2011 04:53 PM
Dust in Viewfinder zephyrus17 Pentax K-r 10 04-21-2011 11:17 AM
Please help!! Lens dust or sensor dust? paperbag846 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 11-15-2010 09:25 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:38 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top