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01-16-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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Black dots on photos on K-x

I bought a pentax k-x about 2 months ago, and its all been fine until about a week or two ago. All my images are coming with a black mark near the top left hand corner and about 4 smaller black marks on the left hand side. I have used the incamera dust removal and pixel mapping options to try and fix it but do not know what is causing the black dot. I have tried a different lens so its not that, what is it? Below is a link to an image of the black dots on the photos. Help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.

http://i56.tinypic.com/334howp.jpg

01-17-2011, 05:41 AM   #2
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Looks like dust on the sensor: the next thing would be trying a bulb blower to chase it off.

see: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/109456-dirty-se...ml#post1127900
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Sometimes the shake function isn't enough. Get yourself a good blower, like the rocket, flip the mirror up and blow the sensor off.
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Definitely dust on the sensor. I think the in-camera dust removal is almost useless. All of the times I've had dust on the sensor I've had to use a blower to remove it. I have not done this yet but others have had to go as far as to do a wet clean.

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Ah, had the same prob around two weeks ago. Yup, that's dust most likely - and a very big one on the upper left there O_O

Yup like the posters above said a good round with a blower will help...
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Yeah I believe it is dust now, when I flipped the mirror up I could actually see that big piece of dust. Buying a blower off ebay to see if I can get rid of it.
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