A&P problem with 20D - weird spots

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  1. Fubar

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    I have developed a problem with my 20D... I have some spots that appear on all of my photos no matter what lense I use so I believe it to be a problem with the camera. I cleaned the sensor with a blower, it removed some of the dust, but I still have these "spots" in my photos. I've had the camera for over a year and this problem just started happening about a week ago. Any ideas?

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  2. excessive

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    is it always in the same place?
    Could be a peice of dust on the image sensor
     
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    it's dust on the sensor, just lock the mirror up and wipe it off with your finger
     
  4. pelf

    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    Umm I wouldnt wipe it off with your finger...
     
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    Great idea :)



















    If you want to have afinger print on all your photos instead of a dust spot :ugh2:
     
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    Get a Giottos Rocket Air. Theres a spec of dust on your sensor :sadwavey: Just blow it off with that.

    Advantages of the Rocket Air is that theres an exhaust on the back so that dust doesn't get sucked back into the bulb like many bulb blowers, this way it isn't blowing out dust. It just blows out air, and then sucks in new air through the back or whatever. :sadwavey:
     
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    i can see several, actually. Your cleaning skills need some work :)
     
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    More like he needs to clean it, period. It sounds like hes never cleaned his sensor before, or he'd know what the spot was. :coolugh:
     
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    the oils on your hands helps wipe off microscopic dust particles on the sensor. Just wash your hands before you wipe it and everything will be fine.
     
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  11. Fubar

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    Yeah, this is the first time I have ever tried cleaning a sensor. Bought some new lenses recently so I've been changing them more than I have in the past, hence the dust issue. Does using a blower always work? I thought I did what should have been good enough job to get all of the dust off of the sensor, but I guess I'll have to try again.
     
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    Using the same blower as pictured above and it works fine on my 20d and I change lenses ALL the time.

    Make sure to hold the camera upside down when using the air blower so the dust falls downward away from the sensor
     
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  14. for real just use your finger. Or get a rag and put some spit on it and wipe the mirror like you would any other mirror. :)
     
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    22. tell other people that film is 100x better because you dont have to keep a sensor clean.
     
  16. 23. then come on OT and type up a 21. step procedure on how to be a comedian / photog.
     
  17. saebryan

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    GTFO for chrissake
     
  18. :eek3: :confused: :nuts:

    The Quote Button...

    Learn to use it
     
  19. saebryan

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    im pretty sure by now we are all aware of who I am talking to but thanks anyways :bigthumb:
     
  20. oh god here we go...
     

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