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Offline alan1572

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smutz on my lens
« on: January 03, 2010, 08:25:22 PM »
i have got a few marks on all of my photo's, i have changed lens' and used compressed air but they won't go, any idea's on how to get rid of what ever it may be?


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Re: smutz on my lens
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 08:28:41 PM »
If you have changed lenses & its still there its more likely to be on your sensor. Give it a blow (use a blower) & hope for the best.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 08:31:18 PM »
i thought i spotted something on one of your pictures.

If it's the same place with all piccies- then it's the sensor...

If compressed air isn't doing it - then you're gonna need something a bit more to do the job. Maybe even take it to a shop to get it cleaned.

I've got to give my 5D MkII it's first clean since June. Never cleaned the 40D at all - but then it spent most of its time with the same lens attached.

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Re: smutz on my lens
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 08:43:34 PM »
i've tried the camera's own sensor cleaner but it's not helped.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 08:53:19 PM »
Have a look at this  www.DUST-AID.com  I bought it from Warehouse Express and I was a bit worrying to use first time but it does work...... :legit:

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 09:14:09 PM »
Artic Butterfly does the job easy.  ;D

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Re: smutz on my lens
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 11:23:29 PM »
i really couldn't set about my lens/sensor with an inanimate object like that, looks like i'll have to pay :'(
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Re: smutz on my lens
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010, 11:37:44 PM »

I've got to give my 5D MkII it's first clean since June. Never cleaned the 40D at all - but then it spent most of its time with the same lens attached.


My 30D was absolutely full of crap from day one.  :o  I put up with it for a few months and then got my first clean free of charge (thanks Canon).  Used a blower since a couple times.   
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Re: smutz on my lens
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 11:52:47 PM »
i really couldn't set about my lens/sensor with an inanimate object like that, looks like i'll have to pay :'(
Why ever not ?
it does the job and its cheaper than a dealer doing it. There is nothing at all to fear doing it youself.
Ive tried pads with eclipse, blowers, and static brushes, but that pen did the best job of all
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 07:18:12 AM »
I'm with Alfonso the lens pen is excellent and far better than anything else I have tried and very reasonably priced.

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Re: smutz on my lens
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2010, 08:29:31 AM »
Two words - Arctic Butterfly!

I got back from my holiday with 300 photos all with marks on, bought an arctic butterfly on old boy's recommendation and it is great.... Plus I only bought the really cheap one too :) :) :)

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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 09:48:50 AM »
i've tried the camera's own sensor cleaner but it's not helped.

I have the cameras own sensor cleaner set to operate each time the camera is switched on or off. I'm sure it helps - because compared with the 30D, i would have had to clean the 5D MkII several times now with all the lens changes in environments that are not ideal for dust proofing...

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Re: smutz on my lens
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2010, 11:33:29 AM »
Another vote for Lens Pen SensorKlear but an even bigger vote for Olympus DSLR's

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Re: smutz on my lens
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2010, 01:25:37 PM »
ok, i may buy the pen, it's much cheaper than an olympus
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