PILOTALLEN
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Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:25 am

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
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Fly747
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:30 am

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
 
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:29 am

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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Sinkrate
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:05 am

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

Mike
 
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:51 am

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
 
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:30 pm

It is very important you use air and NOT a cloth on the sensor.
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viv
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:39 pm

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.
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:46 pm

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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PILOTALLEN
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:41 pm

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
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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:08 am

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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RE: Problem With Nikon D50

Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:18 pm

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

Yes it is. They did my D200 for free.
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