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05-11-2015, 01:44 AM   #16
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time for a wet clean, get your q-tips and your alcohol ready/ I t is no big deal dampen one up clean the sensor with it and dry it up with a second one , Repeat as needed

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Looks like a simple thing to do. I watched a few videos about that, but I'm somewhat intimidated by it...

What devices should I use for the cleaning? any suggestions?

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05-11-2015, 02:17 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by gerax Quote
OK, so here's an update.

I gues those of you stating my issue was dirt in the viewfinder were right, as I tried to blow air in with a rockerblower but with no luck. Annoyng but no big deal...many of us live with it, right?
Now, I took some pics today in full sunlight and once I looked at the shots on my MacBook Pro retina screen I noticed some weird spots. They are not the same spot I see on the viewfinder and they are many. Almost like black, blurred spots, you can see them in the pics below...They are very clear on brighter shots but they occasionally show up in darker/colored shots and since I took different exposure of the same subjects they don't come up in each shot...now this is VERY annoying...
According to the description in a post above these definitely look like dust on the sensor...

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Yup...
Clear in bright shots because
1. they are black because they prevent ligth from hitting the sensor, thus they stand out more and
2. in a brighter scene you are more likely to stop down more, and in doing so they become smaller and more defined (because of the smaller angles of the light rays hitting the sensor).
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
Yup...
Clear in bright shots because
1. they are black because they prevent ligth from hitting the sensor, thus they stand out more and
2. in a brighter scene you are more likely to stop down more, and in doing so they become smaller and more defined (because of the smaller angles of the light rays hitting the sensor).
I got it...infact this was the first time in a while took pics in full light (so stopping down quite a lot), or anyway since I started switching lenses often..

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There's almost no way to avoid sensor dust after a while, esp if you change lenses. Being very careful helps, but even that won't keep it clean over time. A major inconvenience with cameras with sensors. Looks like yours really needs a wet clean.
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Hope I won't damage anything as even though it looks easy, it would be my first time...
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time for a wet clean, get your q-tips and your alcohol ready/ I t is no big deal dampen one up clean the sensor with it and dry it up with a second one , Repeat as needed , OH AND MAKE SURE YOU USE THE ROCKET BLOWER FIRST
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A photographer friend of mine said it could also be dust in the lens...in which case I could not do much...I'll try to do a few shots with a different lens to see if that's the culprit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gerax Quote
A photographer friend of mine said it could also be dust in the lens...in which case I could not do much...I'll try to do a few shots with a different lens to see if that's the culprit.
You can't see dust inside the lens, it just doesn't show like that.
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Wet clean it with q- tips and alcohol and dry it up with a new q-tip .Very easy
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