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    Hi guys, after reading some post and seeing some pix. i realise that dust on the sensor create black spot. So i tried it on my cam, i took a pix of a plain wall, with aperture set to f16. I do see some black spot too, dat means i have dust on my sensor too rite? So i bought a blower and tried cleaning it. And it seems to help abit but there are still some black spot in the image. Is it possible that these dust can be cleaned away 100%? Pls advice as i am very new to photography. Worried

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenGuy View Post
    Hi guys, after reading some post and seeing some pix. i realise that dust on the sensor create black spot. So i tried it on my cam, i took a pix of a plain wall, with aperture set to f16. I do see some black spot too, dat means i have dust on my sensor too rite? So i bought a blower and tried cleaning it. And it seems to help abit but there are still some black spot in the image. Is it possible that these dust can be cleaned away 100%? Pls advice as i am very new to photography. Worried
    Yes they can be cleaned away... either dry or wet method.

    100% no... but good enuff that it will not affect your photo.

    BTW... did you flipped up the mirror before blowing on the sensor?
    Last edited by mummum; 9th June 2009 at 10:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummum View Post
    Yes they can be cleaned away... either dry or wet method.

    100% no... but good enuff that it will not affect your photo.

    BTW... did you flipped up the mirror before blowing on the sensor?
    Wet or dry? how? can dis be done by ourself?
    yup i did flip up the mirror. So the sensor can nv be 100% dust free?
    Which means to say there will definately be some blackspot?
    Please correct me if i am wrong. Thanks

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    Dusk speck will become more noticeable on f22. Lock up mirror and try use blower to remove, if fail, send for sensor cleaning if it really affect ur image. NSC charge abt $25, can collect within one hour. Do not try to wipe it urself.
    Last edited by jtsky; 10th June 2009 at 02:49 PM.

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    Thanks alot guys. So if i send it to NSC to clean it, it will be 100% clean? even at f 22 it wun be noticable? Am i going the wrong direction? shld i be more concern weather the dust will affect the image or dust at the sensor is jus unacceptable? Thanks.

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    Send it to NSC to clean. After they clean, you can take a shot of something white at NSC and check that it's fully clean. If not, just send it in again.
    It CAN be 100% clean without the risk of cleaning yourself.

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    I am new here. Can someone enlighted what does NSC stand for and where is it? Tks

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    NSC = Nikon Service Center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongjone View Post
    NSC = Nikon Service Center.
    Here's the URL.

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/pagearticle.php?pageid=25
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenGuy View Post
    Wet or dry? how? can dis be done by ourself?
    can, but you must have the right tools

    and get someone who knows how to do it to show you once, how to do it

    or you can always trial and error yourself, that's what i did. i have been cleaning my own sensors for near to 3 years now, and nothing's ever happened and i don't have to run down crying to servicing centres everytime i have dust, which is quite often.

    if you don't have the confidence, better to go to servicing centre. it is a hassle though, not just because they charge, but also because you have to travel.

    for cleaning your own sensor, you will need:

    1) sensor swabs
    2) eclipse or e2 cleaning solution

    all from photographic solutions, most major stores will have. for everything else regarding information on this, google is your best friend.

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    hmmm.. thanks so much for all the advices and answer. Probably will get it clean some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongjone View Post
    NSC = Nikon Service Center.
    Er so where can Canon users go to??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phosphorus View Post
    Er so where can Canon users go to??
    Canon Service Center, (iirc it should be at Harbourfront, Vivocity area)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phosphorus View Post
    Er so where can Canon users go to??
    Just replace N with C, then u get CSC, Canon Service Center

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikha View Post
    Just replace N with C, then u get CSC, Canon Service Center
    so Olympus is O, pentax is P, Sony will be S la... Magic formula is *SC

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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    so Olympus is O, pentax is P, Sony will be S la... Magic formula is *SC

    u forgot a rare one, samsung DSLR 'S' also LOL (in which u hardly can see or find anyone using, saw ONCE in thailand during Bitec)
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