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Pentax K100D black spot on images

This camera has the ability to remove the spot but I don't have intructions about which setting to use. Can any on ehelp?
I tried looking for a Pentax instuction on line but obviously not web savvy enough.
Would appreciate a step by step instruction.
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To clean the sensor on the K100D . . .

1) Turn the camera on.
2) Press the "Menu" button.
3) Press the right arrow to the "Set-up" tab.
4) Press the down arrow to the "Sensor Cleaning" item on list.
5) Press the right arrow & follow the on-screen instructions.

And don't touch the sensor with anything. (You will damage the sensor).
And don't blow on the sensor. (You will get your spit on the sensor).
I used one of those old rubber blow bulbs that people used to clean their lenses with before the Lens Pen came along.

Take care & Happing Imaging!
Glen
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The sensor is dirty, so small dust particles causes the spots. This model doesn´t have automatic cleaning of the sensor.
1-Remove the lens.
2-You have to search in the menues Setup/ Sensor Cleaning. This operation will lift and keep the mirror lifted so you can see the sensor.
3-With a blower just blow the sensor without touching it, this may remove the dust.
4-When you finish, turn the power off.
5-Shoot focusing the blue sky or a white surface to see if the spots are gone.
I think that this procedure is indicated in the user manual.
If the dust is not removed maybe you take the camera to a technician. Ton´t try to brush the surface of the sensor cause this may cause damage.
I have done this blowing operation several times with good results.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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