FlyTweed From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1599 times:
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a nice holiday. I've had dust spots appearing on my photos for past few months and I have been tirelessly cleaning all of my lens and the interior of the camera. I even used a non-abrasive cloth and cleaned the sensor directly. For some reason, I'm still getting the spots. Does anyone have any suggestions or techniques to help get rid of them? I always have to doctor them out with Photoshop, and even then it's not too pretty. Any help would be much appreciated... thanks!!
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 33 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
Most camera manufacturers have a service to let you send the camera in to them and they'll clean it for you. You could always do that if it's really bothering you. You can also take two test photos with different lenses, and if the dustspots are in the same place, you know its a dirty body and not lens.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 2968 posts, RR: 60 Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1569 times:
Dust spots are an inevitable downside to digital photography with a DSLR camera. Every time the shutter releases, the mirror flips up and the image is exposed, the sensor at the back is open to the internal 'elements'. So anything already in the camera may well up end there - tiny bits and pieces, moisture etc. Things get worse if you are changing lenses a lot, so exposing the body of the camera to the outside world, and also zoom lenses (not being completely air tight) will 'suck' air in as they zoom in and out.
The only option is to live with it, get good at identifying and removing dust spots in editing, and buying a cleaning kit. You can buy special pads shaped to fit the sensor and cleaning fluid - this is the best way to remove most problems. I think you need the right stuff to get the best result. I wouldn't suggest cleaning the sensor glass directly without the correct pads and fluid - marking it permanently would be a bit of a disaster. If you search the Forum for cleaning equipment you should find all you need.
FlyTweed From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
Yea, it seems that the cloth was causing a bit more dust than it was removing. I'll see if I can get something manageable. I actually used a blow dryer on the cool, low setting, and that seemed to help. Who knows... thanks for your help!!