Sensor cleaning...


TalkEmount Hall of Famer
Feb 17, 2015
My pictures taken at the beach today told me I had a dirty sensor. Actually looked as though it had been dragged thru the mud.
I've spent the better part of the last hour chasing dirt clods inside my camera.
I know when I'm too tired to do any good so I think I'll give it a rest until tomorrow.
It's gone from bad to fairly good to worse than before I started and back to almost acceptable.
It's almost time for the All Star game to start so I think I'll put it away before I start throwing things.
Thanks for listening.


TalkEmount Hall of Famer
Aug 12, 2014
Arrid Zone-A, USA
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The worst is when you get some really sticky stuff on there and it takes a concerted effort to remove. I think there is a mode to lock the IBIS in place to go in there with a swab.
I've had good luck DIY-ing, so it's possible.
Afterwards, always have a blower handy when swapping lenses.
If you still have a blotch in your photo, you can easily remove it with Faststone Image Viewer 6.1 for Windows. The clone and heal tool is easy to use and a miracle. I once removed a gardener and a bag of fertilizer from an old photo taken in Italy. :D


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Sep 10, 2015
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I believe "cleaning mode" is what locks the IBIS mechanism.

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