Crap Somewhere In My Camera... Cant get it out

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Glycerol Sound, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Glycerol Sound

    Glycerol Sound TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    6
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey so I have this crap show up in every one of my photos, in the same place, and I dont know where its coming from. I got my sensor and mirror cleaned, and I clean my lenses all the time, and its still around. I've got some photos that have it, although I've been trying to edit it out as much as possible that gets old really quick, and its not always possible of course with my limited editing skills. Its at the very top, near the left corner but not quite there...

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    As you can see, depending on how I focus the lens, they show up heavier or lighter, but it still bothers me that they're there at all. And on some of the photos with more sky or open space, even more crap shows up, so me doing landscapes is kind of out of the question right now. The camera was used, so no warranty, but I'd love to find out what this is and how to take care of it. Thanks!
     
  2. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    35,456
    Likes Received:
    12,795
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It's small bits of jun k on the sensor's AA filter. The smaller the f/stop used, the more clearly-defined the bits of junk become. I would do a Google search on the Copperhill Method + sensor cleaning. Your camera has a dirty sensor, but this problem can be cleared up in a few minutes with the right supplies.
     
  3. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,226
    Likes Received:
    5,003
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Stuff on the front of your lens can't be to visible in an image because it's always so OOF.

    What you are seeing in your photos would need to be on the rear lens element (and really big) or on your image sensor.

    How they look, depends on the lens aperture you used to make the photo.
     
  4. R.D.

    R.D. TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i really looks like smudges or dustmites on the lens to me
     
  5. Glycerol Sound

    Glycerol Sound TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    6
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This seems like a pretty sound answer, I'm gonna buy one of those kits ASAP. Thanks
     

Share This Page