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Sensor cleaning time !

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Glacier, May 13, 2007.

  1. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Don't do like I did and wait too long. :redface: The first photo is late one afternoon when I decided to check it for dust. I found plenty! I am extremely careful with my equipment and still the sensor was covered. The second photo is the next day after 6 cleanings. Still not completely spotless but better than before. I won't let this happen again.

    Pointed toward the sky @f/22 and out of focus. Shows the spots better this way.

  2. Oh my goodness Andy that is the worst I have ever seen.
  3. :Shocked: Sheesh, I need to learn how to clean mine before it gets THAT bad!!! :tongue:
  4. Good job and good example Andy. I check mine with the same method prior to any important shoot.
  5. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I was completely embarrassed when I saw this. Even though I am careful and check it on a regular basis this still happened. I must have left the camera on during a lens change or something. :redface: :redface: :redface: It looks like I buried it in some Florida sand doesn't it?
  6. changing the lens in windy conditions, using a rocket blower that has ingested dust (I keep mine in a sealed plastic bag) all can introduce dust like this. No sweat no you got it clean.
  7. Holy cow! I thought mine was bad. I seem to keep moving around the same few specs of dust.

    Those were my thoughts...vacation the beach lately LOL.

    Thank goodness you got it clean.
  8. Schnauzermom


    Apr 13, 2007
  9. That's okay, my D80 came like that fresh out of the box!
  10. GKR1


    Apr 19, 2007
    San Diego
    That is just crazy amount of dust. I've never seen any example that bad.
    Nice job on the before and after examples.

    When was the last time you cleaned?
  11. Winniman


    Dec 19, 2006
    I usually just blow the sensor a little bit, never really check how much dust on it.
    I should serious learn how to clean the sensor too.
  12. Jeffx2


    May 2, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    So what method did you choose to clean your sensor?
  13. yea got any links on how to clean it that well?
  14. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Actually it hadn't been that long. I'm still puzzled how so much dust got in there.:confused: 

    Lenspens. Go to www.birdasart.com and you will find the info there.

    See above. It is the easiest way I have found to clean a sensor.
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