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05-07-2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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Heart stopping moment - new K1

So reviewing my day of photos (about 400) and I noticed a "bird" in a shot of some water.... But then the "bird" was on the next 10 shots (and then a lot more when I looked carefully.) Went immediately to sensor cleaning, mirror up, and there was a pretty big "something" on the sensor. One blow and it was gone - PHEW! I am sure a damaged sensor would have warranted a quick replacement, but it still made me panic as I envisioned the process to resolve.

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Much better!
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No one wants to see damage or any malfunctions so soon, it's quite understandable
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It is good your cleaning endeavor was successful.

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Heart stopping moment - new K1
If it had have been Nessie herself, you'd have been a bit wealthier by now... is it worth rechecking?
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I thought I had the same photos of my daughter then checked photos of the sky, not there. I then realised I was shooting short DoF and it was a street light in the background well out of focus, d'oh.
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If it had have been Nessie herself, you'd have been a bit wealthier by now... is it worth rechecking?
It was Nessie after all! 645Z and a few lenses here I come!
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Well...it could have been worse. Like the time over in the dreaded DPR that I advised a guy to clean his sensor with a magic wand at the car wash...and he did. Ruined his camera. I got a 30 day suspension...I guess for tampering with the brain of an idiot?
You know, the staff there is very protective of idiots, with good reason,........if you know their staff!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jcsnyc Quote
It was Nessie after all! 645Z and a few lenses here I come!
If it had been Nessie... you could have set the sights a little higher and said, Hasselblad complete system here I come, with a lightweight Leica system as a more portable back up.
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