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Jun 30, 2011 23:38 |  #1

So while using my 5D on a recent trip, I noticed there was a spec of dust (a mark) on the pictures. I checked the lenses and they were clean. I also look at the sensor and it looked clean (from what I can see with my naked eyes). It's definitely on the picture. How do I go about removing it? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!




  
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Jun 30, 2011 23:41 |  #2
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There's no way you can see dust on the sensor with your naked eye unless it was an eyelash or something huge. First use a blower (not compressed air) then try one of the methods floating around the forum. I use Sensorklear because it's not wet and does a great job of getting rid of the dust.

I've used the Copperhill method (wet), but could hardly get the pads to work for me.


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Jul 01, 2011 00:04 |  #3

A Rocket Blower should be your first purchase! :) That will get rid of 99% of the dust...after that...go with some of the other popular ones (wet or dry wipes)


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Jul 01, 2011 00:10 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #4

Suggest search sensor cleaning and decide for yourself which method and if you want to do it yourself. If you only have 1 spot very easy to clone it out in post processing. Chance it may move on it's own. Also a chance rocket blower will move it but move some other dust around inside the camera onto the sensor.
Like I said, if only 1 spot. Of course, dust spots vary, some are small and faint, some are big and dark so that makes a difference regarding working around it.


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Jul 01, 2011 01:40 |  #5

http://www.cleaningdig​italcameras.com/ (external link)


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Jul 04, 2011 10:55 |  #6

I forgot about this thread until now. Thank you for all the suggestions/comments! I'll purchase a rocket blower and try that out.




  
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Jul 04, 2011 11:14 |  #7

The blower should be the first thing you try. A good blower is worth it's weight in gold and should always be on hand.

Sometimes, however, you will need more drastic measures.
Personally, I like the Sensor Swab and Eclipse method. The link amfoto1 provided, should have a simple guide on how to go about it :)




  
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