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Spots on sensor (NOT dust)


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JoelB Registered since 18th Dec 2010
Sat 15-Jan-11 10:55 PM

I have searched through many of the posts related to dirty sensors and have not found anything on this topic. A few weeks ago I started shooting some landscape photos at small apertures with my three month old D700. There was one very noticeable "spot." It did not look like typical black dust spots and I could not remove it with a rocket blower. They almost look like water??? I purchased some Sensor Swabs and cleaned the sensor. Problem resolved.

I noticed this week that I had new spots on the sensor (four to be exact). I again cleaned it with the Sensor Swab and the test shots showed they were gone.

Today they are back (three this time). I concerned this is a camera problem. I have attached a photo with the three dots.

Is this a camera issue? Is this something I am doing? Any chance it is related to cold temperatures? Other?

I appreciate any help or insights you may have.


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