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I just had my first experience with dust on the sensor. Now I know where all those UFO photos come from. Anyway, I got one of those kits to actually clean the sensor (Pecpads, fluid, etc) but this time I just used a large bulb er and it cleaned everything up just fine. Took less than five minutes. I was changing lenses a lot, and there was also dust on the focusing screen and the mirror (D70). Just thought I'd pass this along in case anybody thought a little dust is the end of the world on a DSLR, or ...

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    I just had my first experience with dust on the sensor. Now I know where
    all those UFO photos come from.

    Anyway, I got one of those kits to actually clean the sensor (Pecpads,
    fluid, etc) but this time I just used a large bulb er and it cleaned
    everything up just fine. Took less than five minutes. I was changing
    lenses a lot, and there was also dust on the focusing screen and the mirror
    (D70).

    Just thought I'd pass this along in case anybody thought a little dust is
    the end of the world on a DSLR, or the idea of dust is keeping you from
    getting a DSLR. When I have to do a "thorough" cleaning I'll report back on
    how that went, too. Meanwhile, my fear of dust is over.

    The er I used is a bit larger than a lemon. Those tiny ones with the
    brushes on the end aren't worth a damn. And nobody recommends canned air
    for the sensor.

    Sheldon


    Sheldon Guest

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    I use an ear syringe. Works fine. It's never been used on ears, by the
    way!


    Charles Guest

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    "Charles Schuler" <net> wrote in message
    news:com... 

    But in an emergency... <BG>



    Sheldon Guest

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    In article <com>,
    "Sheldon" <net> wrote:
     

    My experience exactly (with a D70). I noticed what I thought was a large
    blurry black bird in the sky in a photo, but then noticed it was in the
    same spot in ALL my photos (plus a few smaller spots elsewhere). I used
    one of those lemon-sized rubber bulbs (the kind that come with ear
    cleaning kits)--a few puffs and all the spots went away. As you say, no
    more fear of dust.

    Merritt
    Merritt Guest

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    In article <com>,
    "Charles Schuler" <net> wrote:
     

    Mine has (been used on my ears), but it still worked fine on my D70.

    Merritt
    Merritt Guest

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