Black Dot?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by BCains, May 2, 2008.

  1. BCains macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Hey There,

    I took alot of photos on my trip through Asia and discovered that there were black spots on a
    few of my photographs, it only seems to happen when shooting into the sun, but oddly enough
    it doesn't always happen.

    Is this a cleaning issue? i have cleaned the lenses and filters but haven't
    cleaned the body as i don't have a proper cleaning kit.

    Is it just dust on the sensor? :confused:


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  2. coastertux macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2006
  3. HomeingPigeon macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
    Looks like dust to me. It might be that you just can't see it on any other pictures because of the color difference.
  4. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Looks like dust on the sensor. Take off your lens, put on mirror lock up, and spray some air in the sensor area holding the camera down so the dust will fall out no back on. Don't try to rub the sensor with a microfiber thing either.
  5. MindBrain macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    Yea dust on the sensor probably. Also, it shows up more when you use a smaller aperture.
  6. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    Please don't use canned air to spray some air on the sensor, that's courting disaster. Use something like a Giottos Rocket Blower.

    As far as if it's debris on the sensor's AA filter, if they're in the same spot no matter what picture, then that's most likely the case.
  7. iBallz macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2007
    So. Utah
    Get on you-tube and search the sensor cleaning vids, I used the copperhill stuff and worked great.
  8. BCains thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    thanks for advice guys, atleast it just needs a clean :eek:
    i'll just need to invest in a cleaning kit.

  9. theblueone macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    Since you're in an investing mood, don't forget to invest the proper time in learning what is involved in properly cleaning the sensor. Learning the proper technique (and adopting the proper mindset) is at least as important as is getting the proper equipment. By mindset, I mean it's nothing to freak out about, by any means, but you'll have a much better time of it if you feel prepared when it comes time to actually get down to business and clean the thing.
    Good luck and have fun
  10. BCains thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Went out yesterday to get the camera cleaned and picked up a
    Hurricane Blower, they didn't sell any other cleaning tools thou.
    But the dust issue now does not exist, wohoo. Thanks guys!

    Also picked up a 50mm 1.8II ;)

  11. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    I have that lens to :) It's a bargain lens for sure! It takes some fine shots, enjoy it because you're going to love it!

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