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Pretty bummed. I've only had my D7100 for a couple of weeks, and already there's a spec of something on the sensor and it's definitely noticeable in my pics.
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I've only changed the lenses like three times, yet something made it in there. frown.gif
I've tried to blow it off with one of those rocket blowers but it won't budge. I found this cleaning guide on YouTube and it looks promising. Any other suggestions?

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I'm on a crappy work monitor at the moment, but I don't see it (if that's any solice).

In terms of sensor cleaning, you can do it yourself via the methods in the video if you want. Most local shops will do a sensor cleaning for like $50-60 if you don't feel comfortable. Is it actually visible when you look at the sensor? I saw that I have a couple of tiny specs on my 5D3, but I can't see them till I'm stopped way down, and I couldn't see anything on the sensor itself when I checked.
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I'm on a crappy work monitor at the moment, but I don't see it (if that's any solice).

In terms of sensor cleaning, you can do it yourself via the methods in the video if you want. Most local shops will do a sensor cleaning for like $50-60 if you don't feel comfortable. Is it actually visible when you look at the sensor? I saw that I have a couple of tiny specs on my 5D3, but I can't see them till I'm stopped way down, and I couldn't see anything on the sensor itself when I checked.

Yea I also didn't notice the spec in the picture at first last night when I was on my laptop, but I see it today on my Mac at work.
I circled it here.

I would like to find a local shop, I wouldn't mind paying 50 bucks to have someone else do it for me...my Google skills are failing me though, and there just doesn't seem to be much of anything for a real camera/photography shop in my area. I guess I could send it in to KEH for around 50.
Oh and yes, if I lock up the mirror, I can clearly see there's something on the sensor and it won't budge like I said with air.
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It can't be dust or anything in your immediate environment.All newer DSLRs(D7100 included) have sensor shift cleaning in which the filter in front of the sensor vibrates at high frequency to shake off dust.It happens every time the camera is turned on/off automatically.I think it was there from the time you bought the camera.
Do you only use one lens?Seems to look like oil on the lens elements.
    
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It can't be dust or anything in your immediate environment.All newer DSLRs(D7100 included) have sensor shift cleaning in which the filter in front of the sensor vibrates at high frequency to shake off dust.It happens every time the camera is turned on/off automatically.I think it was there from the time you bought the camera.
Do you only use one lens?Seems to look like oil on the lens elements.

It was not there when I first bought the camera. I have multiple lens, and the spec appears on every one I use. I'm also thinking it's not dust, that's why I've been saying it's a spec of some sort. I hope it's not oil. But I'm thinking of trying a wet cleaning, with these.
http://www.amazon.com/Visible-Sensor-Cleaning-Liquid-Cleaner/dp/B002XJ3JL8/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1393949105&sr=8-10&keywords=visible+dust+swabs
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Then it must be something on the AA filter that the DRS can't shake off.But I don't think its on there because of changing lenses.I'm not sure what it is though...............
There are some cleaning solutions out there as well.I believe some solvet and microfibre cloth or something?
    
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I can try to get a picture of it later when I'm back at home...if it appears to be oil, should I just send the camera back since it's only like 2 weeks old?
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You should consult a friend who really knows this.Maybe someone here can help.I would be glad to but I only own a bridge camera(not registered here) and my knowledge comes entirely from reading photography magazines.
    
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Pretty bummed. I've only had my D7100 for a couple of weeks, and already there's a spec of something on the sensor and it's definitely noticeable in my pics.
I've only changed the lenses like three times, yet something made it in there. frown.gif
I've tried to blow it off with one of those rocket blowers but it won't budge. I found this cleaning guide on YouTube and it looks promising. Any other suggestions?


That's an awful lot of work in that video only to not come out clean. Not to mention all of that stuff is fairly expensive. Sensor pen is probably the cheapest.

But at F4 dust shouldn't really be that visible. Wet cleaning is probably your best option, usually I would recommend just using a q-tip (yes, it actually does work), but if it's oil then it's just going to smear it.

Any local camera shop should have sensor cleaning as a service they offer. One of my local ones will not only clean your sensor for the cost of the cleaning kits, but will teach you too. Comes in packs of three and give you the other two.

Edit: Get it checked out a shop. They should have a loupe and see if it's dust or oil. If it is oil, get an exchange since it's still fairly new.
    
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Pretty bummed. I've only had my D7100 for a couple of weeks, and already there's a spec of something on the sensor and it's definitely noticeable in my pics. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I've only changed the lenses like three times, yet something made it in there. frown.gif
I've tried to blow it off with one of those rocket blowers but it won't budge. I found this cleaning guide on YouTube and it looks promising. Any other suggestions?


That's an awful lot of work in that video only to not come out clean. Not to mention all of that stuff is fairly expensive. Sensor pen is probably the cheapest.

But at F4 dust shouldn't really be that visible. Wet cleaning is probably your best option, usually I would recommend just using a q-tip (yes, it actually does work), but if it's oil then it's just going to smear it.

Any local camera shop should have sensor cleaning as a service they offer. One of my local ones will not only clean your sensor for the cost of the cleaning kits, but will teach you too. Comes in packs of three and give you the other two.


That's awesome, I would love to find a place like that around here. I live right outside downtown Charleston, gotta be something around so I'll just keep looking.
lol Yea after the video I went searching for the tools he was using, that arctic brush or whatever it's called is really pricey. If I do try a q-tip, is there a solution I can use with it? Back when I first bought my D3200, it came with one of those cheap all in one DSLR cleaning kits and there's a bottle of lens cleaner included. Is that safe to use on a sensor?
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