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06-27-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Sensor Spot Help/Cleaning

Hi all,
I've had my K-30 for just over a year and really love it. However, after looking at some of my most recent photos, I've noticed a little splotch on every photo. Seems like a lens spot except for the fact that it appears no matter what lens I use. I've never actually cleaned a sensor, but I would like any insight on how to safely and effectively clean the sensor. If you guys have any tutorials to link me, or just instructions from yourself, that would be greatly appreciated.

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06-27-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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Here's our recent tutorial:

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The best starting point is your camera's dust removal feature and an air blower like this one:
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06-27-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for the quick and helpful reply.
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Do you have your dust removal set to work when you turn your camera on or off? I've set mine to come on when I turn my K-30 on and off, so far I haven't gotten any dust on this camera.

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I do, I have it set to shake both on startup and shutdown (might be overkill). Anyways, I had a rocket blower, and shot a few blasts in there and the spot is gone. Simply and effective.
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If you live in a somewhat dry place, the blower is usually enough. I live in Florida, and sticky pollen gets on my sensor. No amount of blowing will get that off. I use the Clean Skies brushes, available cheap on e-bay. There's one for cleaning the mirror box, one for the sensor. You use canned air on the brush to clean it off and give it a static charge. A swipe across the sensor is all it takes.
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