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Tayheartsyou Aug 10, 2009 4:23 PM

I have a really difficult question..
I recently noticed a black DOT on my pictures while looking at them on my DSLR screen, and they actually show up in the pictures too.
I cleaned the lenses, and everything and it hasn't seemed to go away.
I was wondering if maybe it could be on the inside of the lens? or if there could be something else causing the black dot.

hgernhardtjr Aug 10, 2009 4:33 PM

Probably a large piece of dust or a dead bug on your sensor. It's easy to clean IMHO, but there are many out there who are scared to death of cleaning off the "sensor" (whose surface is "permanently" protected by an overlaying filter). You might look up "copperhill method", or take it to a local CAMERA store to be cleaned (they charge a lot) or ask their advice and what sensor cleaning "kits" they sell. Many methods out there ... don't let anyone scare you.

StevieDgpt Aug 11, 2009 5:21 PM

Just a reminder to everybody...

The sensor on your camera is about the size of postage stamp. That dirt spec is not much bigger than the tip of a pencil. Keep that thought in mind when trying to find a spec of dust on a sensor.

bluenose Aug 11, 2009 7:21 PM

I had something similar but not as dark showing up in my photos. I used the dust sensor setting on my camera and it turned out to be a speck of dust on the sensor. A short puff with a rocket blower got it out.


TeddyTan Aug 13, 2009 10:36 AM

what others

make sure it is not the dirt on your car window as you seem to shoot out from a moving car.

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