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
    (D70).

    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
     
    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
    way!
     
    Charles Schuler, Feb 12, 2005
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  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    But in an emergency... <BG>
     
    Sheldon, Feb 12, 2005
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  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
     
    Merritt Mullen, Feb 12, 2005
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  5. Mine has (been used on my ears), but it still worked fine on my D70.

    Merritt
     
    Merritt Mullen, Feb 12, 2005
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