Dust or artifact on my OMD

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by mrtim6, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. mrtim6

    mrtim6 New to Mu-43

    Aug 28, 2013
    Hi everyone - this is my first post so apologies if this is in wrong area.

    I have OMD -EM5 and have noticed an artifact appearing on my photos,

    I suspect it is dust or something on the sensor as changing lens does not cure the problem.

    I have tried blowing air gently via dust away can on sensor - i'm aware not to blow too close to sensor - however this has not improved the situation.

    I have attached a couple of photos (JPEGS) and hope somebody will be able to identify the problem.

    Thanks in advance really loving the OMD.:thumbup:P8270022.JPG
  2. yaeld

    yaeld New to Mu-43

    Aug 27, 2013
    it looks like dust to me
  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I agree. A clean is needed. I had a similar problem. Wisdom says that you should send it to a professional cleaner; and unless you are the risk taking type, that's probably what you should do. I took the risk with mine and carefully wet cleaned it with a sensorswab and Eclipse fluid (isopropyl alcohol). The clean worked fine and there are seemingly no ill effects (I've since taken several thousand shots). YMMV...
  4. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    If that spot shows up on every picture on the same spot, it's sensor dust.

    Easy to clean with a sensor cleaning kit.

    I use this kit.

    Copper Hill

    FF camera sensor is a dust magnet.
  5. mrtim6

    mrtim6 New to Mu-43

    Aug 28, 2013
    Thanks everyone for your helpful replies - I might clean it myself because local camera shop want $135 for the clean.

    Yes this spot shows up on every picture (same place)
  6. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Real Name:
    Try a blower first and see if that moves it.