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James,You need to clean your sensor.
Quote from: badknees on August 29, 2009, 12:48:53 PMJames,You need to clean your sensor.I saw that. i looked at it last night and there were a few boulder sized dust specs. there are 3 more still in there i need to get with some optical cleaning solutionJames
Reading this just reminded me of something that happened at church. I watched some lady pop a contact out, put it in her mouth, and then put it back in her eye. Uck! Talk about a dirty cleaning.IMO, all the sensor cleaning products are just expensive overkill.Get a plastic knife, break it at the widest section, file the edge smooth, and then double-fold a Pec pad (or similar) over the edge and affix it with a rubber band. Put a drop or two of Eclipse solution (or similar) and wipe your sensor in one pass. Repeat whole process a few times if necessary.Oh, blow the whole mirror box out (with the shutter open) with a good blower first, like a Giottos Rocket Blower.I've been doing that for years and have been happy. It doesn't get the sensor 100% clean, but it works good enough so that I don't notice spots during my normal shooting (I don't shoot the sky at f/22 to check). The materials are cheap and you can do it in the field if you need to.
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