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    getting this dark spot with my d700 at narrow apertures, with different lenses. what could be wrong with the camera? appreciate any advice / recommendation..





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    Default Re: dark spot with D700 - camera defect?

    Dust. Pretty common. Try using sensor cleaning function in the camera

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    Default Re: dark spot with D700 - camera defect?

    thats dust on your camera, either blow it off with a blower or send in to service centre to have them cleaned for you.

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    Nikon shld do more with its QC.
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    Default Re: dark spot with D700 - camera defect?

    May i know what does this topic gotta do with its QC?

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    Default Re: dark spot with D700 - camera defect?

    Quote Originally Posted by marktsieh View Post
    getting this dark spot with my d700 at wider apertures, with different lenses. what could be wrong with the camera? appreciate any advice / recommendation..






    dust particle on ur sensor. u need to get ur sensor cleaned/blown to remove the dust particle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    Nikon shld do more with its QC.
    no la, its just dust particle on the sensor la. nothing to do with QC in this sense la.
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    Hi luna, having a spot at wide aperture is uncommon. I can only postulate the sensor or the pixel is faulty. I'm going to assume that this is a new cam n that its most prob a manufacturing fault.
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    most likely one huge speck of dust sitting on the sensor that's why you can see it even at large aperture

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    Anuar, its not possible for a large spot of dust to appear like this on wide apertures. I think TS should clarify if he had mis-info everyine on the circumstances leading to this spot so that in future, no one reference off this thread n learn the wrong thing.
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    Default Re: dark spot with D700 - camera defect?

    From his EXIF data:

    # Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/400 second ===> 0.0025 second
    # Lens F-Number / F-Stop = 22/1 ===> ƒ/22
    # Exposure Program = manual control (1)

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    This is one of those times that 2 wrongs makes a right. Haha... =)
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    Can see more at the same spot...like cheesecake mentioned...i'll just get the sensor cleaned if it's my camera...

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    Default Re: dark spot with D700 - camera defect?

    TS is pretty misleading to say he/she shot these at wider apertures when the exif data shows f/22.. seems like he/she dunno the basics well enuf yet

    TS, try blowing the sensor first. there's this function in ur menu "Clean sensor manually" whereby the mirror will lock up and the shutter curtain opens, revealing the sensor. mount it on the tripod first, make it point downwards and blow the sensor with a blower. if the spots still appear at f/22 then bring it down to NSC n get it cleaned.
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    Is sensor dust. First two pics shot at f22, third pic at f13. TS don't know what's wide aperture.

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    thanks guys.. tried using a blower and the sensor cleaning function. the spot's still there. looks like a trip to the svc centre

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    Same for me.
    My dust speck shows up even at f/1.8.. :/

    It gets darker and darker as I bring my aperture up to 11 or 16.

    Blowing doesn't work, "clean image sensor" doesn't work. Roar, so troublesome to have to use PS to clone the spots out.
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    Get a trained technician to clean your sensor. You may scratch your sensor if you clean it yourself.
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    Maybe I'll bring it to J316 to get them to help, since their service's so good, haha.
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    Default Re: dark spot with D700 - camera defect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    Nikon shld do more with its QC.
    this is SELF INFLICT what does it got to do with QC? do singaporeans just point the finger and complain everytime?

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