Friday, June 11, 2010

DSLR Sensor Cleaning

Have you ever noticed some dark tiny spots on your images? Did you happen to notice that they appear in the same exact spot image after image? If so, then you've just witnessed your first "sensor booger" as they are affectionately called. Put simply, they are just dust/dirt particles that landed on the camera's sensor low-pass filter. Cleaning the sensor (actually the low-pass filter over the actual sensor) can look like a daunting task, but with enough knowledge, some hand coordination, and a little bit of hands-on do-it-yourself spirit, anyone can perform this operation with little risk. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, let me show you a video instead:

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