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Spots on my sensor, any way ''I'' can clean it?

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Make sure the battery is fully charged (or use the optional AC adapter).

Select "Clean CCD" from the Setup menu.

Select "Yes" in response to the prompt, then press the center of the controller. After the CCD vibrates for a short while, the mirror lifts.

Detach the lens.

Use a blower brush (NOT canned compressed air) to clean the sensor and the surrounding area.

Reattach the lens and turn power off.

This procedure is given on page 103 of my copy of the A100 manual.

If this doesn't do an adequate job, you can either buy some swabs from a good camera store, or take your camera in and have it done professionally.

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Dark spots on my sensor


Are you talking about spots you see on the pictures? Are these spots you see in the same place on all the pictures? If you really want to see if your sensor is dirty pick a clear day with a great blue sky focus to infinity and then shift the lens to manual focus and the program to "P" take a pitch of the blue sky. Then down load this picture to the computer and open it up to 100% and look it over if there are spots then the sensor should be cleaned. Even if you take the lens off and look into the camera body you still can't see the sensor all you are looking at is the mirror inside the prism box.
To clean the sensor you need to put the camera into "clean" mode which locks the mirror up. It may be possible you just have a dirty lens or UV filter.

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Actually, it means you have dust on the sensor if the spots are in the same place on every picture. Google the words "cleaning a DSLR sensor" for instructions with pictures on how to clean it yourself. The sites also list places to obtain the supplies you will need.

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My camera is producing spots, or freckle-like or shadow-like spots which are noticable on photos such as a clear blue sky photo. The spots are in the exact same place on photos even when I change to...


You have dust on your sensor. your best bet is to get it cleaned professionally, . if you want to clean it yourself, get a kit like this
http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Survival-KIT-Sensor-Eclipse/dp/B000PNGM18/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1299393725&sr=1-2
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If the spots appear in the same place in each picture, then you have dust on your sensor. Google the words "how to clean a DSLR sensor". You will find sites explaining the procedure with pictures and where you can get the supplies. You can do this yourself...it's easy.

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Does the camer have a removable lens. Is it an SLR camera. If so, there probably is microscopic dust on your sensor, or you have some dead pixels on your sensor. If you can get to the sensor, you can easily clean it with a cleaning kit. The most effective way of cleaning is to blow it off with clean air. Be gentle. On an SLR it is necessary to lock the mirror up. Your instruction book will explain how to do that. For more suggestions, Google cleaning my camera sensor and you will get a lot of suggestions. :-)

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There's some dust spots in my pictures with my Nikon D80. I have sent it for sensor cleaning at Nikon centre but seems that the spots cannot be removed as the technician says it's hidden underneath/behind...


I think the problem is with the technician. I suggest you talk to the manager and ask for another technician to help you with this problem. I do not recommend trying to clean the sensor yourself as you may cause more harm than good.

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Hi,

Try using a sensor cleaning kit. It sound if you have dust on your sensor. The cleaning kit most probably will solve your problem.

Cheers

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Reset option and clean sensor option are not visible in set up menu. Canon D20 I had a two spots that kept appearing in the same area of the photo so I looked at the manual and did the clean sensor...


First of all - great camera! Check out http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos20d/ for a lot more information on the functionality. The sensor clean function only raises the mirror and exposes the sensor so that it can be professionally cleaned so that may not solve the problem of the spots. Furthermore, be extremely careful if you have the lens off when doing this as you can make the problem even worse. I would recommend you take it to a good local camera shop and ask them to clean the sensor for you. In the UK it costs around GBP30.

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put in p mode and go to the sensor cleaning function you need whats called a lens pen it will clean those spots easy just be gentle.

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