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08-27-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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Help! Shadows/haze on part of sensor on my K100D

They show on skies rather like diffuse images of dust.
I have blown off the sensor to no avail.
With a bright light I see faint markings, rather like faint, dried out droplets.
I guess I need to get a sensor cleaning kit and/or take it in.
Whats the best Kit?
Is this a good one?
Amazon.com: American Recorder DSCK-220 Digital Sensor Cleaning Kit with COČ Duster for Kodak DCS, Fuji S1/S2 and Canon 1D: Electronics

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I'd take it in for something like that
In my opinion more than just a spot removal is best left up to the people whom know what they're doing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marilith Quote
They show on skies rather like diffuse images of dust.
I have blown off the sensor to no avail.
With a bright light I see faint markings, rather like faint, dried out droplets.
I guess I need to get a sensor cleaning kit and/or take it in.
Whats the best Kit?
Is this a good one?
Amazon.com: American Recorder DSCK-220 Digital Sensor Cleaning Kit with COČ Duster for Kodak DCS, Fuji S1/S2 and Canon 1D: Electronics
I'm thinking you probably need a wet cleaner. If you aren't comfortable digging around inside your camera with a wet swab, you should probably have it cleaned off professionally.
I'm not sure what is being recommended for wet cleaning these days, but I am sure there have been a dozen threads about it already.
08-27-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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I'm thinking you probably need a wet cleaner. If you aren't comfortable digging around inside your camera with a wet swab, you should probably have it cleaned off professionally.
I'm not sure what is being recommended for wet cleaning these days, but I am sure there have been a dozen threads about it already.
Yes, that is what i rather feared, we have local place that cleans DSLRS on site, one must make an appointment and they give you lessons I am told.
Archinal I think, Richardson TX
I want my Pentax back working again, and do not want to wait the 6-7 weeks other places have quoted.

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I had the very same problem with my K100DS, I wet cleaned it myself with a 'Dust Aid Wand Kit' Just Limited Dust-Aid Sensor Cleaning Tools it worked a treat I now have the dust removal switched on at start-up, no problems since



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