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Sensor water spots: What next?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Crdome, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    I think these are water spots from when I shot in a snow storm. How do I clean them from the sensor? The Camera is a GH2.

    Thank you for your suggestions.

    -Chrome

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  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I think that could be dust also. (I know you list the GH2, but as a reminder do not touch/clean an OM-D.):

    1) Rocket Blower, holding the camera lens mount down for gravity. Blow out the entire insides. Inspect, if dirty then;
    2) Soft Nylon brush (I use the brush on a Lens Pen and/or a very soft artist/paint brush);
    3) Rocket Blower. Inspect, if dirty then;
    4) Senor Pen (like a Lens Pen but smaller with angles).
    5) Rocket Blower. Inspect, if dirty then;
    6) Eclipse (cleaning solution) w/ Sensor Swab (lintless);
    7) Rocket Blower;
    8) Soft Nylon brush (I use the brush on a Lens Pen and/or a very soft artist/paint brush);
    9) Rocket Blower. Inspect, if dirty then;
    10) Repeat steps 6 - 9.

    Often I'll brush with the camera held lens mount down.

    Gary
     
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  3. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Thanks Gary. Another "Duh" moment. They looked so large on the image. I forgot they were on a postage stamp sized sensor. I used Rocket Blower and it visually appears clean. From a person who suffers horribly from S.A.D. I'm stunned to hear myself wish the sky would turn gray. It's the only way to capture it.

    -Chrome
     
  4. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Stop down (f/16 or smaller) and find a flat white wall. That'll give you a better idea of the dust level. You can also boost contrast but that may be a road to madness.
     
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