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fsking dust bunnies!

things are a little more quiet than usual around here for a number of reasons, not least of which being that my camera seems to have an infestation of dust bunnies that i can't get rid of. of course, they are there even when i switch lenses. i even took it upon myself to clean the focusing screen ( it takes a steady hand! ). and they're remain even if i take a photo with the focusing screen removed. so they must be on the ccd, no? so, i even cleaned that. or at least i think i'm cleaning it with a single pass of a fresh lens cloth and a drop of 91% isopropyl alcohol.

i know i should be using eclipse/methanol and one of those special swabs that precisely fits the sensor, but are they really cemented on the there that well, or am i missing the obvious?

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8/24/2006 09:34:00 PM 2 comments


LONGTIME lurker:

If you're using the D70s (i vaguely remember that you are?), a quick and dirty way to get around it is to take a Dust Reference Photo. I've never done it myself so i can't vouch for the effectiveness, but the instructions are on p 166 or thereabouts on the manual. Attach a cpu lens, point it at a pure white object (blank piece of printer paper), go to the setup menu and select "dust ref photo) then just follow the directions on the lcd. The manual seems to insinuate that this is only for the nikon software, however.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:47 PM  

hi lerren, thanks for delurking and reminding me of the dust reference! it's a little less than ideal because it only works with nikon software which would add another step to the workflow, but it might come in handy nonetheless. i took the camera to the shop on saturday to get a proper cleaning, so hopefully they'll get rid of the dust bunnies for good! or at least until it needs another cleaning.

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