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Old May 1, 2007, 5:56 PM   #1
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Maybe it's bacause it's summer now, and I'm outside a lot more than I was in December when I bought the camera, but I'm noticing these spots in my images. At first I thought it was an older 80-210 lens that I had. Afterall, I can see a spec of something in there. So I resigned to sell that and get a new, longer FA-J 75-300. Darned if they don't continue to show up. The picture posted was with the kit lens, so it has to be in the camera, but where?

If I take the lens off, the mirror seems to be clean. If I lift the mirror (through the menu), the sensor looks clean too. I'm kinda chicken to actually touch the sensor with anything, so all I've done is gently blow on it, but I really don't see anything on it. I've used a brush to gently brush the mirror, but I don't know if I should do that with the sensor or not.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old May 1, 2007, 6:11 PM   #2
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well for one thing the spots are far smaller than you can see with your naked eye. you'll also see them more on your images the higher the aperture you use. this has been talked to death. let me try and find a link.

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try here

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...ensor+cleaning

i'll bump it up anyway
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One more thing - DON'T BLOW ON THE SENSOR!!! There is a very good chance on getting some spit on it and making matters worse.

Use a turkey baster or similar.



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Old May 2, 2007, 6:54 AM   #5
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mom got the turkey baster back not long ago. i finally bought a rocket blower. it really does a better job .

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but i was happy with the baster for two years.
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Sorry for the long delay, thanks for the tips. I'll try a turkey baster. Is this the rocket blaster you're talking about? http://www.amazon.com/Giottos-Rocket.../dp/B00017LSPI
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That's the one I have. Be aware that this is rather large and won't fit easy into camera bags but it can be used for other tasks as well (e.g. cleaning up your keyboard). I believe there are variants of smaller size.
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I'm not sure if all Ritz Camera's (Wolf, etc) do this or not. But, I brought my camera in earlier this week for the very same problem for help on how to clean it myself and they said they'd do it for me. Took her about 5 minutes and was no charge. She said when it happens again, just come see them.

She told me my little rocket blower would not have touched the spots. She used her compressor. My spots looked exactly like yours.
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