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Old Jun 22, 2003, 10:03 AM   #1
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I'm sorry if I missed a discussion about this. I am considering purchaseing the 10D. I have a few questions or concerns about the cleaning of the image sensor. At what frequency are current users having to clean theirs? Will I be able to do this or should a dealer do it? How do you do it? and does it require special equipment?

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Old Jun 22, 2003, 10:15 AM   #2
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You do it when you see a fixed location dust spot on your picture... The idea however, is to try not to do it at all or as little as possible! :lol: :lol: :lol:

This function is accessed from the menu and is performed by self-service with a rubber squeeze blower... I try to change the lenses with the camera facing down, to avoid any dust contamination, but this is probably just a housewife recipe! :P

I think the filter that Canon put on this CCD has more to do with it more than on the other cameras! 8)
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Old Jun 22, 2003, 4:22 PM   #3
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I agree .... but:

CANON 10D has no CCD :roll: .... it has a CMOS sensor :-)
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Old Jun 22, 2003, 11:10 PM   #4
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Better be very careful cleaning the CMOS sensor. If you scratch it, you're going to not be a happy camper.

Here's an interesting link on cleaning sensors in DSLR cameras. http://www.luminous-landscape.com/es...cleaning.shtml

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Old Jun 24, 2003, 9:46 AM   #5
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Laurice,
I wouldn't let concerns about sensor dust influence your decision on 10-D.
As others have said, if you do get some, it can be removed. Personally I would just follow the instruction book and use only a blower brush. (It worked for me when I got a blob unluckily on the first day!)
If it is stubborn you can get it professionally cleaned.


Reading all the stuff around in forums, my only minor concern would be to check focus is OK in the shop with a 50mm lens and test focus card such as on http://www.photo.net/learn/focustest/

I love my 10D and think it is a good value SLR capable of beautiful images with good lenses.
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URGENT CORRECTION!

Not a blower BRUSH, just a blower.

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Try this site: http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning
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