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Dust spots on the camera sensor

 
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Apr 07, 2017 10:23 |  #1

Hello, Friends i want to ask that i bought new camera (7 days old). I noticed small dust particles in the high aperture. I tried by changing the lens but i think it is dust on the sensor. Should i need to worry about? or it is all good to ignore it as it is not shown normally but on high aperture



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Apr 07, 2017 10:28 |  #2

That's what the patch tool is for. :)


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Apr 07, 2017 10:31 as a reply to  @ AD Campbell's post |  #3

Yes, i agree i can remove that spot in software. But should i visit service center for this issue of dust on sensor or it is all good to ignore it?




  
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Apr 07, 2017 10:34 as a reply to  @ gursimrat's post |  #4

That's up to you. I'm ignoring my three dust spots until they prove to be annoying.


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Apr 07, 2017 10:36 as a reply to  @ AD Campbell's post |  #5

Ok thank you so much. And i think when i will prove to be annoying then it can be cleaned anytime from service center and it will be all fine right? (model is canon 700d)




  
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Apr 07, 2017 10:42 |  #6

Excuse the raw file and the risque nature of the shot, but it takes approximately 5 seconds to remove these dots. As long as they're not on your subject, you should be okay.


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Apr 07, 2017 10:59 as a reply to  @ AD Campbell's post |  #7

Yes, Thank you so much for the help




  
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Apr 07, 2017 12:21 |  #8

You shouldn't have a problem at f/11 or below. Some personal views on Sensor cleaning.


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Apr 09, 2017 12:34 |  #9

gursimrat wrote in post #18321936 (external link)
But should i visit service center for this issue of dust on sensor or it is all good to ignore it?

No need to visit any service center, and no need to send the camera off for cleaning. Just clean the sensor yourself - it's real easy and only takes about 90 seconds. For $20 you can get enough sensor cleaning materials to last for years and years of normal usage.

This video is good and informative, although he makes it seem more complex than it really is.
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=FEQuFvTGP04 (external link)


You're not gonna damage anything if you clean your own sensor......in fact you don't even have to be all that careful about it. It's real easy and simple and nothing ever gets damaged.
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Apr 09, 2017 12:41 |  #10

They used to bother me, but now I don't care. It's rare that it is even a problem or noticeable. If there is a lot of sky I'll scan the photo for the three or four dust spots that are there. I process in lightroom and can zap them in seconds like they were never there. I've been thinking of getting my sensor cleaned or getting a kit online to do it myself, but it's not really a big deal. I just live with it and rarely even notice.


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Apr 09, 2017 22:18 |  #11

Before using the cleaning method Tom listed (or sending it off for cleaning) I would try using a rocket blower. If the camera is new there is a good chance that this dust isn't stuck to the sensor and will just blow off.

Remove the lens, set the camera to B (bulb mode), press and hold the shutter button. The mirror will flip up and the shutter will open to reveal the sensor. Do not blow on it yourself or used compressed air. Use a rocket blower (https://www.amazon.co.​uk …s%2C397&crid=5Q​P9KSHJHROX (external link)) and be careful not to get to close to the sensor with it.

If your camera has a sensor cleaning mode make sure that is turned on. It will help shake off any loose dust that settles on the sensor. I have had my 5D3 since 2012 and have never had the sensor cleaned. I get occasional dust sots at smaller aperture but they are usually transitory and the sensor cleaning mode gets rid of them. I think I have use a rocket blower a total of about 8 times for particularly obvious dust spots.


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Apr 11, 2017 10:53 |  #12

Really need to look into this cleanup.

"Just fix it in post" is a temporary solution at best. When you're doing hundreds of photos per day, manually cloning out the spots is tedious. I can add it to a Lightroom preset, but when the spot is on anything with detail, especially an edge, the preset won't work reliably.

I have a rocket blower. Fingers crossed :)


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