Help with stain on photos

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  1. Heck

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    What the hell is that mark or stain above the bird? I checked to see if the front of the lens had a spot when I got home but It was clean.

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    probably dirt on your sensor. Try a rocket blower or get the sensor cleaned. It must be a pretty big peice of dust to show up at f6.3.

    Cool Osprey !
     
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    Thanks Ill try that.
     
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    I looked at the sensor and I did see a speck of dust or somthing, So like a savage that I am I just stuck my finger with a micro cloth and brushed it off till it look clean. Ill take a few test shots now to see If I killed my camera!
     
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    Well all is well with the camera, looks like I got that speck of dirt or dust off and my test shots are clear.
     
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    DUDE, DON'T EVER do that. WHEW. You'll ruin your sensor. You should only clean it with a blower not touching it or a special kit with fluid.

    To test it, put the camera in AV mode and set the Aperture at it's highest. Take a shot of white paper, focus is not important.

    lol Be careful
     
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    I still have a mark there with shooting on white paper in av mode like you said. I guess its time for a cleaning kit and the blower?
     
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    agreed^^^ i wouldnt think of touching my sensor. especially putting any amount of pressure on it.

    drugs kill brain cells, fingers kill pixels/sensors.
     
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    Ok update, I only tell this story in hopes of helping others like me. lmao

    I got a speckgrabber and a rocket blower to get that spot off my sensor. I tried both a few times and was taking a hard look inside the camera to see if I can get that spot off. With no luck I was getting pissed off already after several tries. I started to search for tips on here and found out that I was cleaning the freaking mirror! I found out how to get to the sensor and used the blower and all is well with my little world now.

    at least that means I never put my finger on the sensor :)
     

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