Question about Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera with 28-135mm lens
If you have another lens, switch it and take some shots of the sky. If the spot is gone, it probably was the lens that needs cleaning/servicing. However, it's more likely that there's dirt on your CCD. On your camera's menu, select mirror lockup/clean CCD (I can't remember the exact terminology but you get the idea).
After you select that, the mirror will stay up. Remove the lens and you'll see that the CCD is now exposed. Use a blower (don't use your mouth to blow as you will end up with spit in the camera) to clear out any dust/debris on the CCD. Don't touch the CCD.
Turn off the camera and you'll hear the mirror go back down. Re-attach your lens and try some shots.
Posted on May 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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