BigSkyBirds From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4092 times:
I received a new 30D today and the first thing was to check the sensor. Boy what a suprise, Canon really do ensure you get you monies worth of dust included in the price. To view the sensor images click the links below.
I also noticed the focusing screen was filthy so decide to ask for a replacement. Why do Canon not assemble these cameras in a clean environment, all my cameras have had dust from new except the Olympus ones.
I know the 20D was notorious for dust but has anyone else had problems like this with the 30D?
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4068 times:
Kevin sent that image to me earlier today and I suggested he post it here.
You should surely be able to use a brand new camera out of the box without having to clean it like that. I agree that it looks like some of those marks are under the filter so you ar stuck with them !
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4050 times:
Nice to see you here.
You have my complete sympathy - a very similar story to my 20D purchase a couple of months ago now. After a number of cleans I cannot get rid of everything. Such a drawback to the world of digital photography.
Out of interest, what was the f-number for that second shot?
Jay767 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4021 times:
My 5D was just as bad.I sent it to Canon factory service to have the viewfinder and sensor cleaned,and also ask to rid the camera of dust period.Still waiting to get it back.I glad I kept my 20D as a back up.
LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3879 times:
When I got my 30D it had some dust but not much, a few specs only viewable at f/11+ I used the Copper Hill method and its clean as a whistle, there are way to many variables to say what one body collects more dust than another.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3773 times:
Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 11): but be thankful your not the owner of a Nikon D100 - it's always been the king of dust sucking.
I don't know what you did with your D100 that you've got so much dust on the sensor. I'm guessing you were changing lenses in the sandbox?
I've been using D100 since 2003 and I sent it to Nikon for cleaning only once in early 2004. I don't have dust problems at all.
Keep in mind that I've shot over 100 000 images with my D100 up to date (and my shooter is still working - dust free).
PS - I don't see Nikon user's here complaining about dust problems. I guess thats a Canon thing.
Morvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3663 times:
Wow, I just can't believe they come with dust spots..
Or is the market to big at the moment for Canon that they can't only deliver 100% perfect cameras??
After one month waiting for my 30D body to come in, I had still no answer from the shop when it could be delivered.. They had the kit in stock, so instead of only the body I ordered the kit.. I was tired of waiting, but lets hope it doesn't disappoint me when it arrives Monday.