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Old Dec 28, 2008, 9:15 AM   #1
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I am getting some spots in my pictures that seem to show up in the same place every time. I have cleaned the lens several times but they seem to not go away. They are most noticeable on solid backgrounds like the sky. I will attempt to upload an example so you can see what I am trying to describe.
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 7:54 PM   #2
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As you have cleaned the lens then there are a couple of possibilities, either it is something on the sensor of one one of the internal lens elements. Either way you will most likely need to get it cleaned by Canon or specialist camera service centre, unlike a dSLR you are not going to be able to sort this yourself.
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Old Aug 9, 2009, 12:41 AM   #3
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I get the same thing on my S5IS - it's more prevalent on a blue or grey sky background. Cleaning the lens does not help. And. the spots do not always appear - see the two attached photos taken within 1 hour of each other today. IMG 2534 (plane) is OK, IMG 2551 (skydivers) has several spots on the upper right quarter of the image. (If there are spots, they are always on the same place on the photo.)

2534; f4.0; 1/800 sec, ISO 80, auto exp
2551; f7.1; 1/1600 sec, ISO 80, auto exp

Other than that, I really like this camera.
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