View Full Version : Dirt!

07-20-2008, 05:54 AM
...trying to clean dirt on the sensor. :p
I began with 2 spots of dirt resulting from moisture of the ice skating rink I think. Blew it, blew it, blew it and blew it with that hand pump (whatever they call it). Didn't work.... It got so frustrating and I did many things I wouldn't mention to you guys... I don't like being called an idiot.... I already know I'm one. :D I ended up using cotton swap and some fluid I knew I shouldn't use.... It ended up worse. But finally I ended up with 2 spots of dirt. That's an improvement or what? Well my reasoning was that if I have to pay someone to do it, I'd rather try it myself first but as it is now I might damage something though the camera is still working.

Funny thing is the spots only show at smaller aperture like F/16 and lower. Why is that? Or is that the way it is?

07-20-2008, 06:39 AM
lol tim tim tim...
lets not go over old ground and call you anything you havent already called yourself lol

dirt/ dust typically is worse at small apertures. dont ask me for a technical explanation cos i dont know. maybe thats why i have never seen dust cos i dont think i've ever shot at anything smaller than f11.

07-20-2008, 06:39 AM
Don't forget that if you are looking at the sensor though the front of the camera the dirt is diagonally opposite to where it appears on photos. A spot on the bottom left corner of a photo is actually on the top right corner of the sensor when you look at it.

BTW; When I see forum threads entitled Dirt! I get all excited because I think they are about Motocross bikes or something. This thread was a bit of a let down I must say.

07-20-2008, 02:53 PM
See if these guys can/will ship to you:


Not sure if USPS/Customs regulations prohibit international shipping of the Eclipse, but it's worth a shot.

07-20-2008, 03:06 PM
been there done that.... http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35945

My advice: go to the professional....

07-20-2008, 03:24 PM

07-20-2008, 05:33 PM
I feel your pain, i got some nasty dirt in my camera as well. Nothing Photoshop cant fix tho.