Sensor cleaning...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AlwaysOnAuto, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto 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.
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  2. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    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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  3. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

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

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    An excellent product...and FYI, Version 6.2 has been out a while now
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  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    I need to keep relying on you to remind me of updates! LOL! :)
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