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04-22-2008, 08:06 PM   #16
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There's also the chance, remote, that the memory card is messed up - try another one if you can.

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QuoteOriginally posted by konraDarnok Quote
The smaller the aperture, the more defined the spots will be -- and probably the more that will show. Stop your lens down to f32 (or the smallest you have available) and take a picture of a white wall -- focus needn't be important. It's better to underexpose than over expose. . and you will be able to see the dust on the sensor much clearer.

You were right on! Great tip actually!

Here are the pictures:

50mm @ f/22

70mm @ f/32

It doesnt look that clean though...
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I'm another who had WICKED dust on my camera upon opening the new box from the factory. Too bad I didn't notice it for a few days, as blotches on blue skies. Many photos needed work to remove the blotches.

A squeeze blower cleaning and four months later, still as clean as could be. Why are these cameras shipping with dust?
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Thanks for all the replies! I do appreciate it!

Now I do hope these are simply dust on the sensor. Only thing that still bothers me is that it does NOT show in EVERY picture, but 3/4 of them. Weird weird weird.

Depends on the aperature used.


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Take a shot of a plain white surface without the lens. This will record the sensor condition with any distractions. If you still see the spots, they must be either dirt or bad pixels.


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