Scratched sensors.

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  1. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Okay Im a total goof when it comes to things digital, but I read something about people getting scrathes from cleaning their sensors?

    How does it work if you get a scratch on your sensor? Am I right in thinking you can still take photos but they have the scratch impression on your photograph?

    Can scratched sensors be replaced?
     
  2. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Just clean your sensor properly and you won't scratch it.

    The replacement of the sensors costs about 1/2 of the camera.

    Cheers
     
  3. voodoocat

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    You're actually cleaning a filter on the front of a sensor. And the scratch index 5, I think, which is pretty tough to scratch.

    But definately clean it properly every time :D
     
  4. Fullpower

    Fullpower TPF Noob!

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    i blew a piece of junk off the low pass filter on my brand new D70. compressed air worked just fine. i turned the shop air lines down to 30 PSI, locked the shutter up, and gave it a short blast. the nikon manual strongly discourages any mechanical cleaning or scrubbing on the LP filter. any one else here actually touch the filter?
     
  5. DocFrankenstein

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    I did...

    Lint free tissue on a plastic butter knife and the lens liquid. Works fine for me and cleans nicely.

    Pressurized air blowers are not recommended as they may contain some lube in them.
     

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