can you help me tell if my lens is dirty or is it my sensor?

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  1. jaysen

    jaysen TPF Noob!

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    see the dark spots on the picture?
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    That's your sensor. Get a [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Giottos-AA1900-Large-Rocket-Blaster/dp/B00017LSPI]Rocket Blower [/ame] and start cleaning.
     
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    I did open up the sensor and used a rocket blower. should i go to a brush? if so can you recommend a good one?
     
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    Because using a brush can and will void your warranty if you damage the sensor, my inclination is to have a professional cleaning service do more heavy duty work. But probably there is someone who can give you brush tips.

    You are putting it in sensor cleaning mode, right?
     
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    The Acrtic Butterfly from VisibleDust.

    If a 'dry cleaning' won't get the job done, you will need to do a wet cleaning with a 'swab' of some type.
     
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    Yep. I lock the sensor. Blew the sensor area with the rocket air.
    seeing that the brushes are like $40... how much is a sensor cleaning (roughly) for a canon 40d.

    Thank you for all your help guys!
     
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    My sensor cleaning on my 30D (included complete cleaning of the body) was about $40 locally.
     

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