A&P Fawk....wtf is up with my camera. =(

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  1. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    I just got my own D70 last night. I went around to take some pics...and all of them end up having these spots. I didnt notice till I got home and viewed the pics on my monitor. I took a look at the glass, and both sides are clean. Does this mean my sensor is fawked? What should I do?

    Here is a pic of my wall.
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    And a pic that I took outside.
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    bad lens?
     
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    I check the glass on both sides of the lense...they are clean. I dont have another lense to try on till tomorrow. :(
     
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    looks like dirt on the sensor to me. its not very uncommon for new cameras to have a little dirt on the sensor. what aperture were those shot at?
     
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    :bowdown:

    I notice you can see the specs more at smaller apertures. It gets lighter when its wide open.
     
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    Stop it all the way down if you really want to see dirt. :hsugh:
     
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    definitely dust on the sensor
     
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    Yea, you guys are right. I opened the mirror up and saw a single huge speck. I can seem to see the smaller ones with my naked eye. I am heading to the local shop to get a blower. Hopefully thatll do it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Make sure you don't get a regular bulb blower. Bulb blowers only have one hold for intake and exhaust so after you squeeze and blow all the air out, what happens is the bulb blower will suck air (and dust/dirt/etc) back into the chamber. What happens next is that the next time you blow, you'll actually be streaming dust and dirt onto the sensor. Quite an ineffective way to clean if you ask me.

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/sc_prod.php?cat_id=1603&pid=5703

    In comes the Giottos Rocket Air. With a hole in the back, it doesn't suck back in the air that it is blowing out. :eek3:

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    The one I got has 2 holes. One in the back, and another at the tip. Either way, it worked :o My pics are dustless for now. :hs:
     
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    Good job man :bigthumb:

    Shoot all the way stopped down.
    It's not as 'dustless' as you think. :mamoru:
     
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    Would taking a pic of a white wall show all? :o
     
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    follow the luminous landscapes link, it explains how to do a dust test.

    but effectively, shoot something white, a stop or two over-exposed, and at a small aperture. if you've got dust it'll show up.

    i've got some minor dust marks on my sensor but until i see them coming up in the photos i shoot i'm probably not going to do anything about it.
     

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