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aerensianic
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Mar 27, 2011 02:25 |  #1

Hi guys!

I attached a picture taken with my four year old 30D. I recently noticed the faint root-like pattern on the lower left side of the photo. I tried cleaning it out with the sensor swabs, but the darn thing won't budge. Any clue as to what it is?

Thanks! Although I don't shoot professionally, I tend to waste time removing the marks on photoshop :confused:

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Mar 27, 2011 02:29 |  #2

Do you live in a humid part of the world? The last time I saw something like that posted, I believe the consensus was that it was some kind of microorganism under the low pass filter (the glass you cleaned with the swabs).




  
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Mar 27, 2011 02:30 |  #3

Looks like fungi. If that's the case I'm afraid youll need a new sensor.




  
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Mar 27, 2011 02:41 |  #4

Time for a 60D/7D :D.


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Mar 27, 2011 03:56 |  #5

mr. bates wrote in post #12100883 (external link)
Looks like fungi. If that's the case I'm afraid youll need a new sensor.

I tend to agree - although it could be on the underside of the IR filter (which is a seperate part)

only by taking it apart will the techs be able to tell you...


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Mar 27, 2011 05:00 |  #6

I think it's a microorganism, I think you need to send your body to service center.


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Mar 27, 2011 07:16 |  #7

KY707 wrote in post #12101110 (external link)
I think it's a microorganism, I think you need to send your body to service center.

I think so too. That's cancer for an optical system. It's done. Upgrade time already.


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Mar 27, 2011 16:07 |  #8

Kill it with fire

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Mar 27, 2011 16:58 |  #9

Oh boy... fungus!


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Mar 27, 2011 20:42 |  #10

I was afraid of that @@

Yes, we are currently located in Southeast Asia and the weather is transitioning from rains to scorching sun.

mesodan: I'm afraid we don't have the money for such an upgrade. Do you guys think that it's possible to have the sensor replaced instead?




  
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Mar 27, 2011 21:02 |  #11

aerensianic wrote in post #12105282 (external link)
I was afraid of that @@

Yes, we are currently located in Southeast Asia and the weather is transitioning from rains to scorching sun.

mesodan: I'm afraid we don't have the money for such an upgrade. Do you guys think that it's possible to have the sensor replaced instead?


Yes but it's not gunna be cheap. May be cheaper to pick up a used 30D.


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Mar 27, 2011 21:27 |  #12

Raylon wrote in post #12105421 (external link)
Yes but it's not gunna be cheap. May be cheaper to pick up a used 30D.

Agreed. Replacing a sensor on the 30D is not going ot be cheap if you send it to Canon...
BUT< if you are adventureous, here is a used one on ebay:
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I am willing to bet that it is sometthing behind the IR block sensor, and more likely not actually inside the sensor, as the sensor is a sealed component..not that it couldnt happen. but I am willing to bet it is something on the sensor glass, or on the back of the IR filter....

But, like someone mentioned above, micro organisms are not good for electrical components, and will eventually kill the entire cam.

If this were me, I would buy another 30D used and cheap/beat up but working, and use it for parts,etc.
OR, simply take that $300 and use it to buy a 40D for ~$475!!(which is an insane price for that powerful of a camera..)

If you need a tutorial for disassembly of the 30D, I am sure I could find one for you, just shoot me a PM!(I have tutorials for a ton of models, or know hwere to find really good ones..)

Just a couple thoughts...

Good luck!!


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Mar 28, 2011 18:06 |  #13

aerensianic wrote in post #12105282 (external link)
I was afraid of that @@

Yes, we are currently located in Southeast Asia and the weather is transitioning from rains to scorching sun.

mesodan: I'm afraid we don't have the money for such an upgrade. Do you guys think that it's possible to have the sensor replaced instead?

Buy a portable dry box fo future investment.


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Mar 28, 2011 22:25 |  #14

KY707 wrote in post #12111922 (external link)
Buy a portable dry box fo future investment.

...do you have any recommendations?

(I will be going to an extremely humid place for a few months soon o.o)




  
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Mar 29, 2011 01:09 |  #15

mr. bates wrote in post #12100883 (external link)
Looks like fungi. If that's the case I'm afraid youll need a new sensor.

This. ( As said many many times already, :D )

Silica packets in a weather sealed case like a Pelican.

Silica packets can be re-used by lightly baking in an oven, be sure not to set it too hot to burn the puch.


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