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Problem With Nikon D50  
User currently offlinePilotallen From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4376 times:

Hi there,
I will begin this question by mentioning that I am by no means a pro photographer nor do I know much about cameras. I happen to just like taking photos of airplanes and went out a few months ago and bought a Nikon D50 an purchased a 70-300mm Nikkor along with the normal 18-55mm that came with it. I noticed while using the 70-300MM lense that I appear to have a spot on each photo....I have cleaned my lenses a few times with a soft cloth that was recommended at the photoshop along with the typical lsense cleaners...anyway it doesn't seem to go away....could this possibly be a problem with the pixles? I don't notice it using the 18-55mm lense but Im not sure if that has somethign to do with the smaller range....anyway heres a photo that I took with the spot on it...its under the engine and appears in that spot on every photo......sorry for my cluelessness!!! Thanks -Josh
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j183/homersosa/noahmht61606183.jpg


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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

It is a dust spot. You can clean it by blow it away with air since you only have one. Or you can just clone it out in Photoshop.

Ivan


User currently offlinePilotallen From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

thats what I thought I guess I just am not getting it off with the cloth....will do the air thanks man! -Josh


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User currently offlineSinkrate From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

The dust spot is on the sensor. Just blow it off with a rocket blower or similar.

Mike


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

I guess mentioning that it is on the sensor would help. Big grin
You have to go into your menu and select sensor cleaning, at least with Canon but I would imagine it's the same with Nikon. And then blow it out with air. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Ivan


User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4324 times:
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It is very important you use air and NOT a cloth on the sensor.


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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

On the D50, do the following:

1. Make sure the battery is fully-charged.

2. In the menu, select 'Mirror lock up'.

3. Remove the lens.

4. With a blower (the rubber bulb part BUT WITH THE BRUSH REMOVED), blow the sensor. The lens opening should be facing down. Be careful not to allow the blower to touch the sensor.

5. Replace the lens.

6. Switch the camera off - the mirror will drop to its normal position.

Dust spots are a fact of life with DSLRs. I blow my sensor about once a month.

If that does not work, there are kits for wet and dry sensor cleaning, but they need to be used with care.

Alternatively, any Nikon centre will clean your sensor for free if the camera is still under warranty. If not under warranty, the charge is about 20 euro. I use the one in Paris and they do a really good job.

Hope this helps.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 6):
With a blower (the rubber bulb part BUT WITH THE BRUSH REMOVED)

...or get one of these.

-Joge



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User currently offlinePilotallen From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

wow Im glad I asked...thanks a lot guys....like I had said priviously I am still learning here but thats for the directions on what to do!!! -Josh


Thats not flying, thats falling with style -Woody
User currently offlineSFO2SVO From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4273 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 6):
Alternatively, any Nikon centre will clean your sensor for free if the camera is still under warranty. If not under warranty, the charge is about 20 euro. I use the one in Paris and they do a really good job.

Is sensor cleaning really covered under warranty? I have a D70s which is just under 1 yr old which is due for cleaning.



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

Quoting SFO2SVO (Reply 9):
Is sensor cleaning really covered under warranty?

Yes it is. They did my D200 for free.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
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