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Otter Sr   Cleveland, US  Registered since 28th Mar 2006 Thu 26-Apr-07 03:41 PM
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"Dreaded Spot"



Hi.

I have a spot in my images. All images. Same place in each image. Doesn't matter what lens I have on. I shot the sky with each lens to verify. I blew off the sensor with one of those big bulb blow things. No luck. Still there.

I can't see anything on the sensor though. Should I give up and send it someplace? Any other tricks I can try? I do not want to touch the sensor.

This happened last fall and a couple hits with the blow thing resolved it.

Advice?
Thanks.

  

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Reply message RE: Dreaded Spot HVAC GUY Silver Member
26th Apr 2007
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Reply message RE: Dreaded Spot kensington
03rd May 2007
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     Reply message RE: Dreaded Spot hnagy
04th Mar 2013
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Reply message RE: Dreaded Spot STAN__LEE Gold Member Donor Ribbon Awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
26th Apr 2007
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Reply message RE: Dreaded Spot Jiffy
01st May 2007
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06th Mar 2013
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23rd Mar 2013
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Reply message RE: Dreaded Spot gkaiseril Gold Member
05th Mar 2013
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Reply message RE: Dreaded Spot Devon Weddings
19th Mar 2013
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HVAC GUY Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 26th Nov 2006 Thu 26-Apr-07 05:41 PM
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#1. "RE: Dreaded Spot"
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Hi Joe, If you do not feel like doing the deed yourself check your area for a competent camera repair shop, or authorized Nikon repair shop and pay someone else to clean the sensor.

The blower can only do so much, the link I left here is for a place that sells the tools to do the job yourself should you decide to go that route.

They sell a good brush that uses static electricity. which may do the job, and the Eclipse fluid and swabs if that is needed.

http://www.copperhillimages.com/index.php?pr=tutorials

Barry

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kensington   Live in Clarkston work in Deee, US  Registered since 15th Aug 2004 Thu 03-May-07 01:20 PM
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> Hi Joe, If you do not feel like doing the deed yourself
>check your area for a competent camera repair shop, or
>authorized Nikon repair shop and pay someone else to clean
>the sensor.
>
> The blower can only do so much, the link I left here is for
>a place that sells the tools to do the job yourself should
>you decide to go that route.
>
>They sell a good brush that uses static electricity. which
>may do the job, and the Eclipse fluid and swabs if that is
>needed.
>
>http://www.copperhillimages.com/index.php?pr=tutorials


I also used Copperhill on my D70 without issue and I was extremely worried whe I did so but it was a piece of cake.

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hnagy   Cairo, EG  Registered since 02nd Feb 2013 Mon 04-Mar-13 07:49 PM
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>> Hi Joe, If you do not feel like doing the deed yourself
>>check your area for a competent camera repair shop, or
>>authorized Nikon repair shop and pay someone else to clean
>
>>the sensor.
>>
>> The blower can only do so much, the link I left here is
>for
>>a place that sells the tools to do the job yourself should
>
>>you decide to go that route.
>>
>>They sell a good brush that uses static electricity. which
>
>>may do the job, and the Eclipse fluid and swabs if that is
>
>>needed.
>>
>>http://www.copperhillimages.com/index.php?pr=tutorials
>
>
>I also used Copperhill on my D70 without issue and I was
>extremely worried whe I did so but it was a piece of cake.
>
>
Today was my first time to clean my d7000, just don't press hard, otherwise it's not a very big deal believe me.

  

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STAN__LEE Gold Member Donor Ribbon Awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   ROSEVILLE, US  Charter Member Thu 26-Apr-07 06:55 PM
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Otter, just want to remind you that the surface you clean is not the sensor surface but a thin glass-like cover over the surface, not indestructible but will allow for a light swab with a lint-free cloth. I use Pec pads moistened with Eclipse solution. stan

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Jiffy   Sutton, UK  Basic Member Tue 01-May-07 12:08 PM
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It might be worth checking that it isn't a stubborn piece of dust on the mirror or the bottom of the pentaprism before you go the whole hog and clean the sensor.

  

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HVAC GUY Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 26th Nov 2006 Tue 01-May-07 06:09 PM
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That condition would not cause spots in images, it would only be visible when looking through the viewfinder.

Barry

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hnagy   Cairo, EG  Registered since 02nd Feb 2013 Wed 06-Mar-13 06:37 AM
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>It might be worth checking that it isn't a stubborn piece of
>dust on the mirror or the bottom of the pentaprism before you
>go the whole hog and clean the sensor.
>
If so, do you know how much it cost to let Nikon or any other service center to clean both the mirror and the bottom of the pentaprism?
Really, I hate to see spots in my viewfinder.

  

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rjo3491   US  Registered since 19th Sep 2009 Sat 23-Mar-13 02:59 PM
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..but that wouldn't put a spot in the image.

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Tue 05-Mar-13 09:23 PM
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You can try a Gioto's Rocket Blower to try to blow out the possible dust spot as per the instructions in the user manual.

Since the sensor is like the negative of slide, one needs to keep it clean.

In a film camera the recording medium was wiped coming out of the cassette and wiped again with the film was rewound back into the cassette. The sensor like a negative in the dark room is always exposed to air and dust can can attract dust particles. So like the photographer printing the negative you have to clean the surface.

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Devon Weddings   UK  Registered since 17th Mar 2013 Tue 19-Mar-13 04:35 PM
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I ve cleaned some stubborn dirt off my old d80. I have used sensor swabs ( by photographic solutions ) and eclipse fluid. I found both are good but I needed to be firm to remove the dirt. Take it easy, follow the instructions and be sensible because the sensor is very sensitive. If in doubt,take it to a dealer who has experience.

  

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