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Old Aug 29, 2005, 8:44 AM   #1
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just got this camera 7days old the lens nikon D50 kit

my problem is this

help me, is this just dirt on the ccd?(i opened and placed shuter on bulb mode and looked at the ccd i saw nothing there with my eyes). picture with no lens also had the spot

i have looked at all my pictures, i can see this dot in every single one, some more obvious some less.

should i return it to the store, ask them to clean it? return it and replace?(could it be a defect not just dirt?) or go somewhere else to clean it?

i bought it at bestbuy here in canada no extanded service plan!

thx for any assistance!!
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Old Aug 29, 2005, 9:43 AM   #2
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You have some dust on the sensor. Use the procedures outlined in your manual to blow the dust off the sensor... suggest you start with a blower. Do NOT use compressed air.
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Old Aug 29, 2005, 10:40 AM   #3
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ok thx, just tried it, think i got it off ( had a blower from when i bought my vid cam took off the brush and just blowed on it)

tried few test shots think i took it off, but i am suprized blowing with somthing liek this( small and berly blows anything) would work i will see

in any case could u tell me how much would it cost me to get it profesionaly cleaned? when the time comes?

thx for the help didn't even know i had a blower till i googled to what it is lol
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Old Aug 29, 2005, 4:54 PM   #4
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Best way to check for dust on the sensor is to set it on Aperture priority modeandusef22 or whatever the smallest aperture is for your lens. Use manual focus, point at either an open area of blue sky or a solid white wall and take a picture with the lens purposely out of focus. Any sensor dust will be easy to find when you examine your image at 100%. Oh yes, be sure to use lowest ISO speed (i.e. 200).
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Old Aug 29, 2005, 7:25 PM   #5
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In general it's important to learn how to clean your sensor. There are numerous links all over the place on how to do this.

It is VERY important to do this right. It's easy to damage the sensor when done wrong, but easy to do right if you learn how.

I've noticed that after a while, people tend to develop thier own individual techniques - but they all include the same safty precautions...

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