I'm on the trip of a lifetime, and bought a used 1DS for the occasion. I obtained dust delete data before leaving, learned that lesson the hard way in the past. Well on reviewing my first day's images, there was quite a lot of dust. I applied the data and...nothing. It didn't help at all, which is strange as it has always been perfectly effective on my 5D. Being prepared for an emergency, I had also bought Eclipse sensor cleaner (GUARANTEED to leave no residue!) and Pec Pads (LINT FREE!) In a word, these products are pure EVIL.
Not only did the cleaner leave what looks like an oil spill on the sensor, but the moment I put the pad down in there, it started shredding into dozens of tiny fibers, getting fibers all over everything. My photos are ruined.
Luckily, I still have my 5D, but it's heartbreaking to have to leave the "new" 1DS in the bag in the greatest photo trip I've ever been on.
Is there anything I can do, any easy post-processing fix I could create and apply to all my images to get rid of this? Or do I need to send it to Canon? I know I need to send it but I mean, is it a brick UNTIL I send it? : ( Dust delete data not only won't work anymore, but it won't even obtain. Not that I think it would have helped in this situation...