dirt IN the lens

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  1. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

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    I have a D70, and I've noticed that there are quite a few small black spots scattered throughout any shot I take. I looked at my lens the other day and noticed a tiny bit of dirt UNDER the first lens element. I clean my lens after every use (dust the glass off and wipe the body down). The only reason I could think of is the day that I spent at a rock crushing plant. I have a zoom lens so perhaps some of the dirt could've found it's way into the lens. But I still have NO idea how it couldn't gotten up to the second element. Is this an expensive thing to get taken care of?
     
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    Sounds more like you have lots of dust on the CCD from changing lenses. The D-70 has a mirror lock up feature that will allow you to clean the CCD. Its in the manual but be careful.

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    Dust is a camera's worst enemy. I try to keep the camera shielded from dust as much as I can in any dusty environment. I have a few plastic shower caps from various hotels and motels and I fit the camera inside with the lens going through the opening. A small hole where the viewfinder is and I'm in business.

    If you want to clean your camera/lens though, is best to take it to a camera shop.

    Good luck.
     
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    like Airic said - it's mostlikely some dust on the sensor,
    dust in/on the lens doesn't show as much...
     
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    try taking pics of paintball. you deal with the dusta dn slow ith paint, sweat and grime.
     
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    No, it certainly isn't from changing lenses as I only have one. I just checked the ccd and it's spotless. I even blew it a few times for good measure. I noticed that there are a few visible spots when I look through the viewfinder, so I cleaned the mirror and ground glass. The spots are still there.
     

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