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A faint spot in all of my photos!!!

Please help my nikon D40x is 2 days old and ive already got a problem. In each and every on of my photos there is a faint but noticable spot in the same place with both of my lens so it isnt a dirty lens please help???

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  • cuddles19_04 Sep 10, 2007

    thanks heaps for your helful information i sent it back to nikon today and got my replacement

  • Mandylion Nov 21, 2007

    My d40x is a week old and has a persistant grey spot in the top left hand of all images, but seems to vary in intensity a little with light levels.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    My D40 is doing the exact same thing, but it is in the upper right hand corner of all of my pictures.

  • J Alpine Jan 16, 2008

    My d40x is only 3 or 4 weeks old, and have these grey spots on all of my pictures; both lenses have the same result, so it is not the lenses; any suggestions please. Having cleaned the camera very carefully, the spots are all still there on every single photo.

  • PWPMO Jan 28, 2008

    I also have the problem with one dark spot and two fainter spots. I noticed these when taking some photos of mainly blue sky, the darker the image the more pronounced the spots. I have changed lenses and the spots have persisted in the same position. My D40x is about 6mths old and I am very carefull when changing lenses.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    same problem here..I still hope it is a dust problem on the sensor...

  • msgteach Mar 05, 2008

    Canon Rebel Digital, spot on photo's upper left hand side or lower left side according to how the camera is turned. Especially noticable in a clear blue sky. Not lens as it's on all my photo's. HELP

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    After taking pictures, a black spot appears on the upper left corner of the view screen. This black spot appears on all printed photos as well. I've tried carefully cleaning the lenses but to no avail.

  • mar10e Mar 28, 2008

    I recently disovered the same problem when I had the camera about 2 months. After taking pictures, a faint spot appears on the lower left corner. It's there on all the pictures. It remains after changing lenses.



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For me the issue was flecks of dust on the CCD. Complete fix for d40x effected as follows:

(You will need a 'rocketblower' or similar air cleaning device)

Take the lens off. Set camera to Manual setting and spin around to 'bulb' setting, press the button to shoot but hold it down. You will see the CCD exposed inside the hole where the lens usually attaches. Then taking care not to touch the CCD with the rocket blower give it a few blasts of air onto the ccd. (Possibly before you do this hold the camera at an angle to the light and you might see the dust flecks I had on the CCD.) Then replace let the button go and replace the lens. Voila.

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    Thanks very much for this solution. My Canon 400D back up and running perfectly.


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If the dirt is very sharp u can be sure it is the problem with the CCD. You can check it by exposing very low light object with a maximum aperture say between 3.5 to 5.6. If it is still sharp it is certainly a problem of ccd. Usually ccd fault is always white, bright, and sharp.
But in this case, it is a problem with the filter in front of the ccd, It requires a cleaning of the filter it can be best and easily done with an expert.

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This is a CCD failure - return ot Vendor immediately with evidence of the fault

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