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Nikon D80 black spot center of photos

I have a Nikon D80 with a 18-55 mm and 55-200 lenses. Every picture has black spot in the middle of each photo. I have tried changing the lenses and the filters but the spot remains the same position. Can you help me or do i need to send it in for reapir? Could it be dust behind the shutter? If it is dust is there a way to manualy open the shutter and clean it?

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For D80, go to setup menu, select Mirror lock-up so we can see and access the sensor!

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Yes you can.
put the camera in manual (M)
and from the settings you can have the option CLEAN SENSOR..
use it to clean the Sensor !!
and then turn the cam of and then back on it should do the job !!

Hope it worked !!

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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    paul pulimoottil Mar 10, 2008

    Better give it for service !! in a professional shop !


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There is dust on the imaging sensor, and it will need to be cleaned off. A local repair shop can take care of this, or search photography forums for proper technique. Note, improper cleaning can damage the sensor, so use caution.

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