spot on nikon d70 pictures... what could be the problem

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by whypraty, Apr 28, 2006.

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    whypraty Guest

    Hi -
    My d70 just came out of the 1 year warranty period - and I realized
    that all the pictures have a spot on the upper right corner

    http://static.flickr.com/10/16246201_6bb833eb79_m.jpg

    in the above pic of downtown chicago, the spot close to the top right
    corner appears in every picture since I purchased the camera.

    As expected, the spot is blurred in the original (large) picture.
    http://static.flickr.com/10/16246201_6bb833eb79_o.jpg

    I am not an expert, but I guess this could be dust on the sensor on
    which the image forms. i do not see any spot through the viewfinder.

    is there a way i can get it cleaned? my experience with nikon service
    people has been terrible (their phone no is always unreachable). any
    advice would be appreciated.

    thanks folks - and happy shooting
    Pratyoosh
     
    whypraty, Apr 28, 2006
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    BobFlint Guest


    You got a dust bunny living on your sensor!!

    I had the same when the camera was new - lucky I saw it and returned the camera
    for another one...

    Now I have a few more, after some 4500 shots... you can sometimes blow them off
    with an air bulb. (the kind you get to shoot medicine into your ear works
    well...)

    Other people use a special CLEAN brush or swab. DON"T use a Qtip!
     
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  3. On 27 Apr 2006 16:30:47 -0700, in rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
    Sort of. if you look at it closely it is a circular object. I found the
    same on my D70 when new.
    Clean it yourself it's not that hard.
    http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Apr 28, 2006
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    Jeff Heyen Guest

    Pratyoosh,

    In addition to the Copper Hill site that Ed suggested you check out,
    check out: http://www.visibledust.com/

    Between the two sites you should have enough info and tools to
    get that dust off your sensor (actually I believe it's a low pass filter
    over the sensor - if it isn't I'm sure someone will straighten me out <g>).

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Heyen, Apr 28, 2006
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    larrylook Guest

    larrylook, Apr 28, 2006
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    Celcius Guest

    My God!
    It's a UFO ;-)))
    Just kidding of course.
    If I were you, I wouldn't do anything. It's just ones speck of dust.
    Using the blower might make it worse (dust in the chamber). You should
    wait till it gets worse. You can always correct it with Photoshop when
    it is apparent.
    If you must use a blower, make sure you blow a few times around the
    lens in order to get rid of the dust in the blower as well as around
    the lens. Be sure you do this in a place where there is little dust and
    good lighting. On some of the Canons, there is a sensor cleaning"
    position on the menu. See what Nikon does.
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Apr 28, 2006
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