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  1. marcinho

    marcinho TPF Noob!

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    hello,

    I´m having some problems with my camera. I have a Canon Rebel XT and I notice that all the pictures I took, it has a little dirt on the left corner. It looks like a piece of hair and a black dot. I thought it was a lens problem, but after buying a new one, the "dirt" continue to show. the camera is always well saved. .. what should i do ? i really dont know what it is..

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    thanks for your attention

    marcinho
     
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  2. davebmck

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    Sounds like you need to get you sensor cleaned. Take it to your local camera store and they can do it for you.
     
  3. Overread

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    I can't see your images, but from what you describe it sounds like dust on your camera sensor - no matter how well you keep a DSLR dust on the sensor is part of the game - though normally it does not show up unless you either have a lot of it or you are shooting at small apertures (ie bif f numbers like f16 area).
    You can google camera sensor cleaning for some guides - a blower would be a good start if you want to clean yourself.
    Alternativly most photography shops will have a cleaning service of some sort so you could get it cleaned by them if you don't wish to do it yourself.
    A note - never used compressed air if your cleaning yourself - often there are chemicals and gases held within which can appear as a fine dust when sprayed - which would cover your sensor
     
  4. marcinho

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    Thanks davebmck and Overread for your advices. I´ll take to my nearest camera shop to clean that out as soon as possible this way is more guaranteed..

    btw, here is a link of the picture

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    thanks !!!
     
  5. kickingbackintoit

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    Keep in mind that any telephoto lens with a slide mechanism on it has a tendency to suck a tiny bit of dust in when your zooming in and out. Not much, but over time the dust adds up like pennies....
     
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    Yup, that's dust. Instead of taking it to the repair shop, why don't you call them and ask them how much they'd charge to show you how to properly clean a sensor? This is really something that you should be able to do on your own, and ultimately, you'll save a lot of money over the life of the camera if you learn to be a "Do it yourself" type of photographer.
     
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    Such dust or hair on sensor seems easily blown away with a blower.
    Check your user manual to find how to lock the mirror and clean the sensor.

    Keep in mind that the image on the sensor is up-side-down. Thus clean the right side of the sensor if you found dirt on the left side of image.
     

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