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    Hey all. Recently ive noticed that theres a small black dot some where around the top of my pictures. I checked my lens my filter and my camera. I dun see any dirt or what. Cld it be a paint peel in my lens which i cant see. Im using S5pro and tamron 17-50. Any idea or suggestions on how i cld chk whats causing the black dot.
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    have you tried blowing the sensor? probably some dust on the sensor...nothing much to worry..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krampke View Post
    hi actually you have to do clean lens time to time so and they use after put in case and these are done after they lens are black dot are comes so you must check from service center of whatever your name of camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashinghearts View Post
    Hey all. Recently ive noticed that theres a small black dot some where around the top of my pictures. I checked my lens my filter and my camera. I dun see any dirt or what. Cld it be a paint peel in my lens which i cant see. Im using S5pro and tamron 17-50. Any idea or suggestions on how i cld chk whats causing the black dot.
    It is probably sensor dust. Give your sensor a good blow and see if it gets cleared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashinghearts View Post
    Hey all. Recently ive noticed that theres a small black dot some where around the top of my pictures. I checked my lens my filter and my camera. I dun see any dirt or what. Cld it be a paint peel in my lens which i cant see. Im using S5pro and tamron 17-50. Any idea or suggestions on how i cld chk whats causing the black dot.
    to test for sensor dust, set your aperture to the smallest. take a photo and keep shaking your camera. you will see an overly exposure picture. if you see spots on the picture, it must be dust on the sensor. in which case you need to send it for servicing.

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    Hi I just notice my Mrs' 550D has a spot at a fix location in the picture. Cannot be lens as we change lens it it is still there. Is there a way for me to inspect clearly as i cant seem to see anything on the glass/mirror after removing the lens ....

    Or is sending it to the service center the only choice. Is this covered under warranty as it is only a few months old. And when not in use it is always kept in Dry Cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubagolfer View Post
    Hi I just notice my Mrs' 550D has a spot at a fix location in the picture. Cannot be lens as we change lens it it is still there. Is there a way for me to inspect clearly as i cant seem to see anything on the glass/mirror after removing the lens ....

    Or is sending it to the service center the only choice. Is this covered under warranty as it is only a few months old. And when not in use it is always kept in Dry Cabinet.
    could be sensor dust. does it only appears on small aperture (f11 and more)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    could be sensor dust. does it only appears on small aperture (f11 and more)?
    It does only appear on small aperture .....
    I read the manual if the automatic sensor cleaning doesnt remove it, should bring to service centre let the expert do it and that the sensor is very'delicate' not suppose to brush it .... donnno whether they just want to make money or we can try use brush to brush it ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubagolfer View Post
    It does only appear on small aperture .....
    I read the manual if the automatic sensor cleaning doesnt remove it, should bring to service centre let the expert do it and that the sensor is very'delicate' not suppose to brush it .... donnno whether they just want to make money or we can try use brush to brush it ....
    yup i believe it is dust on your sensor, i had some on my 400D too that was too small to see.

    Sensor cleaning is not covered under camera warranty, so it'll be something like $20 or $25 for cleaning at the CSC. However, i have read from others that some cameras came back with more spots after cleaning, so remember to do a good check as advised a few threads above.

    Some others have also cleaned their own sensor regularly without issue, but i do remember that it is not done with a brush but with a swab. If still not confident to do on your own, maybe better to spend that amount for CSC cleaning otherwise damage to sensor is going to cost you much more.

    oh and i think sensor dust is not going to be prevented from keeping camera in dry cabinet. That is only for controlling humidity and preventing fungus. whenever you change lens there is dust in the air that will go into the camera body. can't help it one...
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    Default Re: Spot on pictures HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by scubagolfer View Post
    It does only appear on small aperture .....
    I read the manual if the automatic sensor cleaning doesnt remove it, should bring to service centre let the expert do it and that the sensor is very'delicate' not suppose to brush it .... donnno whether they just want to make money or we can try use brush to brush it ....
    you can try brushing it...then you might find out that the manual is really telling the truth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubagolfer View Post
    It does only appear on small aperture .....
    I read the manual if the automatic sensor cleaning doesnt remove it, should bring to service centre let the expert do it and that the sensor is very'delicate' not suppose to brush it .... donnno whether they just want to make money or we can try use brush to brush it ....
    have a piece of your mind. spent $21.50 for CSC to clean for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    have a piece of your mind. spent $21.50 for CSC to clean for you.
    If you dun know how to clean better sent to CSC.

    or else will get worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    have a piece of your mind. spent $21.50 for CSC to clean for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by paesyl View Post
    If you dun know how to clean better sent to CSC.

    or else will get worse.

    Cuji Service Center?
    Just kidding.

    Should be Fuji Service Center
    I heard it will cost a bit more if send to Fuji.
    Try using the blower first
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    Cuji Service Center?
    Just kidding.

    Should be Fuji Service Center
    I heard it will cost a bit more if send to Fuji.
    Try using the blower first
    ohh me telling to scubagolfer

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    Thanks all bros/sis , will proceed as advised to CSC
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    ohh me telling to scubagolfer
    crashinghearts's thread hijacked by scubagolfer
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashinghearts View Post
    Hey all. Recently ive noticed that theres a small black dot some where around the top of my pictures. I checked my lens my filter and my camera. I dun see any dirt or what. Cld it be a paint peel in my lens which i cant see. Im using S5pro and tamron 17-50. Any idea or suggestions on how i cld chk whats causing the black dot.
    this is a very seriously infection known as s5proitis.

    you have contracted it by wading through a swamp at 11.59 pm exactly in singapore.

















    jokes aside, that's probably dust on the sensor.

    please google for "dslr sensor dust" to find out more on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubagolfer View Post
    It does only appear on small aperture .....
    I read the manual if the automatic sensor cleaning doesnt remove it, should bring to service centre let the expert do it and that the sensor is very'delicate' not suppose to brush it .... donnno whether they just want to make money or we can try use brush to brush it ....
    you can brush it - only with high quality soft artist brush (which some people have done) which is definitely clean - regularly cleaning it with alcohol of sorts is recommended, else you will just smear the sensor with dirt and dust and oils.

    a good example of a glorified artist brush with a little spinning motor is the extremely overpriced artic butterfly.

    to be honest, DIY yourself, just need blower + pec pads/sensor swabs + eclipse cleaning solution.

    i don't even use pec pads, i use high quality cotton buds. started using those 2 years ago, i don't think my pictures have any problems.

    everyone wants to think their sensors are tofu, need a technician to do it with "specialised equipment"? think again. you should read up on what the techs in the servicing centres do.

    of course, paying the money so that you can get a new camera if the techs screw up is a form of insurance.

    i don't even know how you could screw up though. i do not have the most nimble fingers.

    canon/nikon/fuji/pentax/sony technicians have special powers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tortise View Post

    Some others have also cleaned their own sensor regularly without issue, but i do remember that it is not done with a brush but with a swab. If still not confident to do on your own, maybe better to spend that amount for CSC cleaning otherwise damage to sensor is going to cost you much more.
    got many forms of cleaning.....

    some people use 3m tape... i don't even want to think about how that is done.....

    there is the lenspen version of sensor thing, which is probably jsut a lenspen in diamond shape, that's called sensorklear.

    brush - google "artic butterfly" - doesn't help with welded dust - that's dust with moisture. brushing it won't help.

    as far as i'm concerned, after trying some of the methods that i'm more comfortable with (e.g. sensorklear, artic butterfly, sensorswabs, sensor swab spatula with pec pads, erm cotton buds).. all you need is a blower and/or wet cleaning of sorts.

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    Not hijack lah, i just thought , since it is about the same thing...
    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    crashinghearts's thread hijacked by scubagolfer
    Shall look into this too as long term solution ....

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you can brush it - only with high quality soft artist brush (which some people have done) which is definitely clean - regularly cleaning it with alcohol of sorts is recommended, else you will just smear the sensor with dirt and dust and oils.
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