Nikon D70, dirty dots on exposures

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Dimitri, Jan 16, 2005.

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    Dimitri Guest

    ok, first a question about those little blurry dots i get. they don't
    stay long, they seem to move around, but when i make pictures with a
    flat background, like the whole image is just a nice blue sky, i get
    these blurry dots all over. sometimes up to 4-5. they stay for a while
    and then new once apear somewhere else.

    is it just a matter of cleaning the matrix?

    any advice welcome
     
    Dimitri, Jan 16, 2005
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    C J Campbell Guest

    They are dust specks on your sensor.
     
    C J Campbell, Jan 16, 2005
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    On 16 Jan 2005 04:24:02 -0800, in rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
    Dust or other debris on the filter on top of the sensor. You'll only see it
    on light back grounds with the lens stopped down. Yes, cleaning will remove
    these.
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 16, 2005
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    sid derra Guest

    check out http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning - his method works
    perfectly on my d70.

    rock on - sid
     
    sid derra, Jan 16, 2005
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    Roger Guest

    For that price I can take the D-70 down to the local camera shop quite
    a few times.

    After nearly a year of shooting with a lot of outdoor photography in
    hot dusty conditions I have only had dust spots show up once.

    A little air and it was as good as new.

    I don't stick anything in there.

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    www.rogerhalstead.com
     
    Roger, Jan 17, 2005
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  6. Not to reprise the sensor swabbing thread, but I too have found that a
    couple of blasts with a Giotto Rocket blower takes care of the majority of
    sensor dust. I used to use PecPads/Eclipse, but now have gone entirely to
    the Sensor Brush.

    This photo is from a poster on DP Review and is an example of what happens
    when you use TWO drops of Eclipse on a PecPad instead of ONE drop...
    http://www.pbase.com/amitis/image/35830403

    HMc
     
    Howard McCollister, Jan 17, 2005
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    sid derra Guest

    did you read the whole article? all these issues are addressed there pretty
    much.

    sid
     
    sid derra, Jan 17, 2005
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    sid derra Guest

    hey roger.

    the only "real" camera store (apart from the ritz empire) is national camera
    exchange, which refuses to sell any photographic solutions equipment and
    charges 45 dollars for sensor cleaning. i could have ordered the stuff for
    about 20 bucks from other places, but i decided to go with the kit as it
    includes the swab that the author writes about and the instructions are
    tweaked for.

    i don't force anyone to try this, just sharing my experiences.

    sid
     
    sid derra, Jan 17, 2005
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