I have a couple of smudges on my photos?

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Hi;
I bought a Nikon D5000 and all the photos have a couple of dark spots on them. I work with photoshop so I can always fix them but it is getting to be a bore. I checked the lens to see if there is any dirt but can't see any. A friend picked the camera up in England so it was not checked before purchase. Anyone know how I can clean this problem up? I live on the beach in Nicaragua and do a lot of graphic work yet up until now I have always used a small camera on automatic. This camera is getting me as I have no one here to talk camera with. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Sounds like the cameras sensor is dirty and needs to be cleaned.
 

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I'm not sure, but there might be a sensor cleaning option in your camera menu.
I think it vibrates the mirror but might get whatever is on there off.
Also you can blow it.
 

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Any dust/debris on the main mirror will not show up in a photograph.

Dust/debris on the image sensor, or on the rear lens element, will show up in photographs, and even then, mainly when a small lens aperture is used.

Look at pages 206 & 207 of the D5000's users manual. https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16431
 

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