Dark Spot

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  1. imperfection perfected

    imperfection perfected TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone!

    This is my first thread, so be gentle! :) On Monday, I purchased a Nikon D80 after months of researching the perfect camera for me. Well, I got it home and after taking several photos with it, I noticed a dark spot that is on all my photos. I was hoping someone could tell me what it is and if I should try and exchange the camera before I run out of time. Here are some pics showing the spot. Thanks for any advice!

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  2. MikeR

    MikeR TPF Noob!

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    It is dust on the sensor. This happens when you change lens and is somewaht common. Your manual should tell you how to clean it. DO NOT touch the sensor.
     
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    Yes, that's dust on the sensor. I have a really dusty sensor, but am too lazy to actually fix it. I just clone it out of my photos because I don't want to damage my camera.
     
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    You need to buy something called a rocket blower. Giottos makes them. That's what I use to clean my sensor, they're only about $10 and it's the best $10 you'll ever spend for your camera.
     
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    I will definatly go get a Rocket Blower. Thank you everyone for your replies! I feel much better knowing that its just dust!
     

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