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04/22/2007 07:31:22 AM · #1
I was taking a few shots eariler today and noticed this:

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when editing my photos toward the middle bottom. The odd thing is that while shooting it doesn't show up, I only see it when previewing or editing my photos and it's pretty noticable to miss.

I tried cleaning my sensor, switching lenses and it's still there. Is there anything I can do besides sending my 300D for cleaning?
04/22/2007 07:48:55 AM · #2
Originally posted by Havok:

I was taking a few shots eariler today and noticed this:

' . substr('//i43.photobucket.com/albums/e372/easterntechnique/IMG_0983.jpg', strrpos('//i43.photobucket.com/albums/e372/easterntechnique/IMG_0983.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

when editing my photos toward the middle bottom. The odd thing is that while shooting it doesn't show up, I only see it when previewing or editing my photos and it's pretty noticable to miss.

I tried cleaning my sensor, switching lenses and it's still there. Is there anything I can do besides sending my 300D for cleaning?


Damp/mold under the anti-alisaing filter? Looks darn serious, especially if a sensor clean hasnt helped.. take to a nikon service center ASAP.

Also, does it only happen at certain F-stops, I know sensor dust shows up more at high aperture values.
04/22/2007 08:02:38 AM · #3
Yeah, I just took another set of test shots and it seems as though under f2.8 it won't show up, but if I up it to f9.0 it faintly shows (previous photo was shot at f36). Perhaps I didn't clean the sensor as well as I though I did?

n/m

It seems as though it's trapped between the protective plate and sensor itself, how that got in there is beyond me.

Message edited by author 2007-04-22 08:15:31.
04/22/2007 09:02:06 AM · #4
Originally posted by Simms:

take to a nikon service center ASAP.


I don't think a Nikon service center can be of service here....


04/22/2007 09:02:45 AM · #5
Looks organic.
04/22/2007 09:32:54 AM · #6
Well it is a Canon...
04/22/2007 09:40:49 AM · #7
I have no idea why I said nikon, maybe thats because thats thekind of fault one would expect with a Nikon. :-)

Obviously I meant Canon.
04/22/2007 10:06:06 AM · #8
My guess, based on the shape and distribution of the spots, is that a liquid used for sensor cleaning left a residue when it evaporated.
04/22/2007 10:28:38 AM · #9
Originally posted by xXxscarletxXx:

Well it is a Canon...


What does that have to with anything??
04/22/2007 11:01:44 AM · #10
that looks like hyphae of fungus to me. If its still there when you switch lenses then it's on your sensor somewhere.

I'd get it serviced ASAP.
04/22/2007 11:43:56 AM · #11
you're in a pretty humid enviroment - so mold or fungus doesn't seem like a long shot. have you checked with any local camera shops to see if they have come across anything similar?

Message edited by author 2007-04-22 11:44:07.
04/22/2007 11:49:42 AM · #12
Looks fungal to me too. Since it's not my camera, I'm kinda curious how it will look in a week. Science experiment time!

Or... you might opt for the less expensive route. It might very well just be something that looks like fungus, but if it is spores are going to start popping and it will spread everywhere, even beyond your sensor. In which case you may want to salvage your camera by taking it in for a professional cleaning the second the store opens.

04/22/2007 12:10:44 PM · #13
Did a quick web search, and came across these pages (among others) - might lend some insight.
//www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00JTcO
and
//www.paintedstork.com/digiblog/2006/08/dealing-with-fungus-in-lens.html
04/22/2007 12:44:35 PM · #14
I've heard that UV kills fungus. A quick search turned up these sites. Haven't had time to read them, but they might be useful.

//photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00FuLR


//www.chem.helsinki.fi/~toomas/photo/fungus/

Edit: Ooops, too slow.

Message edited by author 2007-04-22 12:45:26.
04/22/2007 12:47:15 PM · #15
your right..actually in my science lab at school the goggle racks have a UV light in it to clean the goggles..but its all in the prevntion as far as im concerned for a lens or camera...you can kill it but its still going to be in/on your lens unless you take it apat or pay someone to do it...me, i plan on putting like 4-5 of those moisture suckeres in my camera bag
04/22/2007 12:51:11 PM · #16
If cleaning the sensor didn't get rid of it. Send it back and let Canon take care of it. Perhaps they will discover a factory fault and repair it free of charge. Most local service centers will charge you for the labor even if it is a factory defect. The factory will not charge.
04/22/2007 09:39:09 PM · #17
Thanks for the links. Does anyone know how much Canon will charge for cleaning the sensor?
04/22/2007 09:47:00 PM · #18
ONE BILLION DOLLARS-MUAHAHAHAHHAHAHHWHWHWHW....come mini-me....

actualy i read that they have to replace it and depending on the sensor 200-500$
04/22/2007 10:06:04 PM · #19
$200-$500? I may as well purchase a new body.
04/22/2007 10:22:26 PM · #20
well if its 500 yea but at 200 no dont quote me tho i could verrywell be wrong..go back to where you bought and ask it to be sent for warranty if they wont send it then ask for a repair price..but reallly push to have it sent in...
04/22/2007 11:00:32 PM · #21
That sounds like a plan, although I did purchase the camera off island and this is not the kind of thing I want to get into over the phone.

Oh well, I just might as well use it until it completely becomes unusable or when I get enough funds to purchase a 400D body. Which ever comes first.
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