First exprience with dust on sensor

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Sheldon, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    I just had my first experience with dust on the sensor. Now I know where
    all those UFO photos come from.

    Anyway, I got one of those kits to actually clean the sensor (Pecpads,
    fluid, etc) but this time I just used a large bulb blower and it cleaned
    everything up just fine. Took less than five minutes. I was changing
    lenses a lot, and there was also dust on the focusing screen and the mirror

    Just thought I'd pass this along in case anybody thought a little dust is
    the end of the world on a DSLR, or the idea of dust is keeping you from
    getting a DSLR. When I have to do a "thorough" cleaning I'll report back on
    how that went, too. Meanwhile, my fear of dust is over.

    The blower I used is a bit larger than a lemon. Those tiny ones with the
    brushes on the end aren't worth a damn. And nobody recommends canned air
    for the sensor.

    Sheldon, Feb 11, 2005
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  2. I use an ear syringe. Works fine. It's never been used on ears, by the
    Charles Schuler, Feb 12, 2005
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  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    But in an emergency... <BG>
    Sheldon, Feb 12, 2005
  4. My experience exactly (with a D70). I noticed what I thought was a large
    blurry black bird in the sky in a photo, but then noticed it was in the
    same spot in ALL my photos (plus a few smaller spots elsewhere). I used
    one of those lemon-sized rubber bulbs (the kind that come with ear
    cleaning kits)--a few puffs and all the spots went away. As you say, no
    more fear of dust.

    Merritt Mullen, Feb 12, 2005
  5. Mine has (been used on my ears), but it still worked fine on my D70.

    Merritt Mullen, Feb 12, 2005
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