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Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:49 am

Hi. I don't know how it happened already but it seems I've managed to collect dust on the sensor in the first 3 weeks of having my 300D.  Big thumbs up

I know for sure its dust because I did the check of setting the F-Stop to 32, did +1 Exposure compensation, set the lens to infinity, and shot a picture of a piece of paper and got to see how much dust there was. Not too horrible except for one pieced of dust in the far left location of the frame that is causing a slight darkening of blue sky in normal aircraft shots. I know that there is a risk of cleaning it myself but I wanna know how common this problem is among the A.net photographers on this forum. How many times during the duration of owning your DSLR have you had to clean your sensor. Did you do it yourself or pay someone to do it? Any suggestions on fixing mine. I can live with it for now unless it gets worse. Thanks!

-Justin
 
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JeffM
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:55 am

Dust is common and this won't be the last time you see it. Get some Pec pads, and Eclipse fluid and swab it yourself. It takes about 3 minutes to do. Do a search on here and you will find a link to a site that shows you how.

I clean both of mine every other month or so.
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:56 am

well i got the problem myself pretty bad. so i asked to the photo ware shop here in our place if i could clean it my self, his answer ''we even can't do it, so don't try it youre self anyday'' so i asked him how i should clean the sensor and he said ''send it to canon'' the price for this, 65 euro's, about 80 dollars....


any way dont try it youre self


greeting from holland, maurice
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:05 am

Maurice:
That is ridiculous! I can't believe they told you that. Just clean it yourself.

Jeff's example is all that you should need to do... Everyone I know uses the same method.


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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:10 am

Here is the link. http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning

Wow Maurice, I guess that menu option named SENSOR CLEAN
was a big mistake by Canon? Some good technicians at that camera store of yours...  Big grin It is harder to clean your bathroom mirror then your sensor. You can get all the supplies you'll need for 75-100 cleanings for less then $20 bucks. But if you want to throw your money away, and wait three weeks, send it to Canon, and hope they get all of the dust.

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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:09 am

A camera which has to be sent away for cleaning is useless as far as I'm concerned. Sensor cleaning should be treated like lens cleaning - not something to be afraid of, but also something which should not be done without care and the proper materials.

Cheers,

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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:58 pm

Maurice,
Which shop was that you went to? Was it in Hoofddorp?
Eduard
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:12 pm

yep eduard, you know, photo de bock, pleaze ask it when you are there, than you can prove i do not lie

 Wink/being sarcastic



greetings maurice
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:22 pm

Maurice you SHOULD do it yourself!

They don't know what they're talking about in that store.

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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:28 pm

I was afraid of that. Foto De Bock SUCKS! These people only sell stuff with rubbish sales-talk, but they don't know anything about photography backgrounds. Try Foto Gans next time. Especially the owner knows what he's talking about, he's a professional photographer himself. Some other people (some are students in photography) working there don't know too much, but they will go around and ask your question to the expert first before they tell you to caugh up 100 Euros.
Don't go to De Bock... They don't know anything except "selling selling selling".
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:29 pm

Not only in "that" store btw
A complete cleaning set will cost you around 65,- EU but you can do at least 10 cleaning jobs with it.


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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:46 pm

mmmm oke thnx eduard, tim and willem. will go to gans (or how its called) in the afternoon, although im a bit affraid that it will be busy now during dance valley.....



greetings maurice...
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:55 pm

Well... At Foto Gans they'll probably tell you what everyone else said here: You can do it yourself. They sell the "sensor swab", but it's quite costly. Same price as sending it back to Canon, but at least you keep you camera and you get 12 sensor swabs which will last you for a long time. Just be careful if you're going to do this, that's all.
But first have a look at your sensor... (the 300D sensor clean feature opens the shutter and folds up the mirror so you can have a look at the sensor) If it's a big single piece of dust, you can perhaps blow it out with a blowball. Tim says that works fine for him...

Going shopping myself now... (groceries) Big grin
mzl...
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:07 pm

well it certainly not a single piece of dust  Laugh out loud i will send a photo to wietse on MSN and he will tell you its nog 1 . but were is that function wich fold up the mirror? since i have a german manual i think its better to ask one of the 300D users in this forum (i can speak german but if i don't get 1 word i ruen my 300D)


greetings maurice
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:46 pm

Hi all

Has anybody asked how Canon, nikon etc clean sensors?
Sure with something similar to pecpads, eclipse and these kind of products...
They don't use any magical products for sure, so....

Do it yourself

Enrique
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:48 am

Something that I have found that works well is using a squeeze blower. When I have used one it seems to clear dust pretty well (although maybe not as good as a sensor swab, but I have never used one.) If there is a lot of dust on a sensor it may be more beneficial to use a swab.

TW
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:39 am

A camera which has to be sent away for cleaning is useless as far as I'm concerned. Sensor cleaning should be treated like lens cleaning - not something to be afraid of, but also something which should not be done without care and the proper materials.

Exactly,

Its not hard. I took Jeff's advice and am glad I did. I have done it around 4 times in the past 3 months.
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:37 pm

I would like to clean my camera's sensor myself but I cannot find the Eclipse liquid and the pads anywhere in Athens. Does anybody know a place in the UK or online where they sell that stuff? I will probably try it when I get back to the UK.
 
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RE: Sensor Dust On A 300D

Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:57 pm

Does anybody know a place in the UK or online where they sell that stuff? I will probably try it when I get back to the UK.

here you go: http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning

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