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03-13-2015, 04:38 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Sensor Cleaning

I know there are dozens of threads and perhaps hundreds of posts regarding sensor dust but I have pictures! I began to notice odd spots in my pictures so this morning stopped down to f22 and snapped a shot of the clear blue sky and here is what I saw.


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My Large Rocket Blower arrived in the mail today to I used the sensor cleaning function to pop open the mirror and gave the sensor a few vigorous puffs of air. This is the result.


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I was hoping to get rid of the large particles but the result far exceeded my expectations. The blower was clearly (no pun intended) money well spent.

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I still see some spots, but it is acceptable
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QuoteOriginally posted by niceshot Quote
I still see some spots, but it is acceptable
Could you point them out? Circle them maybe? I don't have great vision and in fact have literal spots in my vision so it's hard for me to sometimes sort out where the problem is.
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I still see some spots, but it is acceptable
You've got better eyes than I have, not that it would be difficult. I looked and looked again and don't see any spots.

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super!
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QuoteOriginally posted by niceshot Quote
I still see some spots, but it is acceptable
I can only see one very close to the center of the frame. Zooming in on the picture helps.
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Exactly in the center, as I said it is no big deal . get it next time. it should not show up in your pictures. END of STORY.
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hahahaha!! time for a wet clean!

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Now don't scare him, let him shoot with this till it bothers him enough.
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Hah! If I have to pixel peep to see it I really don't care.
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He is right that spot will get harder to remove in time, get a gel stick and remove it.
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Seriously? I don't see anything. Can someone circle it and repost it?
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I have had those stubborn spots that don't go away with blowing. Had to wipe the sensor... looking back I don't think it was a good decision but luckily I didn't damage anything. I wasn't exactly using the right tools...
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There's only one faint spot that we're all looking for because someone above was too perceptive Zoom until the picture is as wide as your screen, then scroll vertically; movement makes it easier to see. Not worth more cleaning IMO.
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Seriously? I don't see anything. Can someone circle it and repost it?

I found it, but it wasn't easy.
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