HELP! do i need to send my DSLR for cleaning?


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kazataza

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Hi,

Greatly appreciate everyone's advice.
I noticed that my pics have a small black spot - on the right hand side of the pic, above the mid horizon.

Tried cleaning my lens but the same spots appear on and off again in different pics.

Should I send the Nikon D60 for cleaning? if yes, please advise shoud I bring it to Nikon Service Centre itself or any other recommendations for cleaning?


Thanks alot.
 

ShyanL

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There are quite a lot of online pages that teaches you to clean the sensor.
I was a bit apprehensive in the beginning, but I did the plunge anyway.

So its not such a big thing after all =)
 

Piscus65

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Sensor is dirty, if you r uncomfortable doing it yourself, send it to NSC for cleaning, I paid $26 (inclusive GST) to service mine and it takes about 20 mins, you can have yr camera back.
 

tanandrew

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Go to NSC get the pro ppl clean for you and you will see result if not good ask to clean again;)
 

nixontkl

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point the cam downwards, flip the mirror up (read your manual on how to do that) and get your blower and point it upwards at the sensor and blow a few times (cam to be pointing downwards while blowing)

to check if sensor is clean, set iso to 100-200, shutter to 15-30 sec, aperture to smallest (F20 or 22) shot a white wall and shake your camera about (up and down or in circle), preview photo, if there is still dust on sensor it will show up as a dark spot, if picture is pure white like your wall, then its clean
 

Blur Shadow

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Well, there's the DIY way, and there's the if-you-have-time-and-don't-mind-the-hassle-the-send-the-camera-to-NSC way. You can google or scan through the CS for more thorough ways of cleaning, although I believe a basic method of cleaning has been highlighted above.

The other way, is well... alright too... S$26 to clean, free if under warranty. If you drive, ERP and car park charges apply too.
 

kazataza

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thanks a lot for everyone's advice....i'm still a bit apprehensive on cleaning it on my own...maybe will bring it down to NSC...can i collect it on the same day or must wait?
 

Blur Shadow

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Depends on their workload, naturally... Generally speaking, you can get it within 1h... although I know a lot of people have collected it within 20-30min.
 

Rashkae

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thanks a ton :)
will send it down for cleaning then :)
Be aware that a dust spot might just appear again a week later...

Best to learn how to clean it yourself. It's one of the "sacrifices" you must make for a DSLR.
 

gymak90

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My sensor is super dirty now. I took a blower, hairdryer :bsmilie: (for a couple of seconds) to blow the dust away. But it didn't really work. So going down to NSC is my plan B
 

Simon_84

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use a blower to clean, but avoid contact between the tip of the blower and the sensor surface.
use the mirror lock-up function via the menu before proceeding.
 

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