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08-02-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
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Mysterious spots?!

So I was taking pictures up north this weekend and started noticing a mysterious splotch in the semi-mid-leftish side of my photos. I changed lenses and the spot was still there! (see attached...it's circled...with a sad face)
Any thoughts on what it is and how to get rid of it? I've cleaned both lenses and attempted to clean out the inside of the camera (veryyyy carefully), but it's STILL THERE!
I'm concerned, as I've only had my camera for two weeks and hope that it's nothing serious!
HELP PLEASE!

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08-02-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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Those are dust spots on the sensor.

Everyone has them.

Read the manual to learn how the clean the sensor. Then if using a blower doesn't work, look into a wet cleaning system like Copper Hill.

Don't get a cheap blower, they can add more dust then they remove. get a Rocket blower: Giottos Rocket Air Blower Review

Also, learn how to use the "clone" tool found in most photo edit programs.
08-02-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
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OH THANK YOU! I figured it was something like that, I will find one of these blowers right away...and I'm pretty adept in Photoshop, so in the meantime, I'll just edit them out
You are my hero.
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