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Cleaning the image sensor

Having recently purchased a second hand 300-D I have noticed 3 faint spots on all my images and decided I needed to clean the image sensor. The manual directs me to Menu 2 where there should be a 'sensor clean' tab however on my camera it is non existant....any suggestions?

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  • MindyKay Nov 10, 2007

    Same problem here...I have 4 or 5 very distinct spots/blurs on all my photos. My manual tells to to do a function that I am not able to do. Air, brushes, cloths, NOTHING has worked! It's so frustrating. I have the Digital Rebel XT

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Check with your local Camera store first or the makers website before you get handy. A very soft and fine make up brush may come in handy But check it our first

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