July 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm #24299Hannah MooreParticipantJuly 3, 2017 at 9:28 pm #24326Lewis FamilyParticipant
I have found “Lenspen” very effective for removing dust and even finger prints. It is a two ended pen with a microfine buffer on one end and a retractable lens brush on the other. It is available for various types of cameras, telescopes, etc. The specific “DSLR Kit” with three pens is about $12.95. Prices for individual pens start at about $8. They are available at B&H Photo, Amazon and even WalMart.July 15, 2017 at 10:16 am #24451
Wow, a lot of specs indeed!
The specs are from dirt on your lens. They’re from dust on your sensor.
You’ll need to either send it in to your camera manufacturer to get it cleaned, or you can clean it manually yourself by following the steps that I’ll talk about in today’s webinar. You may need to buy a few accessories first, but once you have them, you’ll be able to clean your sensor manually any time you want to in the future!July 20, 2017 at 11:59 am #24632
@hannahm, if you want to manually clean your sensor I would recommend starting with this kit https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/999233-REG/visible_dust_12300438_1_15ml_vdust_5_swabs_1_6.html and then watch this video that explains how to do it:
Feel free to use other, more modern (and more expensive) methods too if you’d like, as explained in this article by Outdoor Photographer: https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/the-best-sensor-cleaning-option-i-have-ever-seen/July 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm #24708Hannah MooreParticipant
Wow! I just came across your email saying you mentioned me in a status!! Emails are very helpful!! 🙂 Thank you for putting that video together!! That will help when\if I get a chance to clean my lens. I also may see about going to our local camera shop, depending on prices!!
Do you remember the kit you gave me? Is that not as good, or at least for this situation??
Do you think while walking on the road to take pictures a car may have gone by, putting all those specs on the lens???
I may put my lens protector on this lens now!!July 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm #24723
That’s a good idea, to see if your local camera shop could take care of it for you for a reasonable price. That would eliminate a lot of the waiting and cost of shipping!
No, I wouldn’t use the cleaning kit I gave you to clean the sensor. You could give it a try, but I think that brush harbors dust and would add more to the sensor as you brushed it than it would remove. The sensor cleaning brushes are made to attract dust which is then blown out with the Rocket Blower (or canned air) before it’s used again. However, you could try a Q-tip with the lens-cleaning solution….some people do that, but I have never risked it. I don’t think it’s worth the risk using DIY tools.
And no, the dust inside your camera on the sensor wouldn’t have been caused by a car passing by on a dirt road….unless you happened to be changing lenses in that moment. The dirt you see has nothing to do with the lens. It’s all dirt on the sensor.
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