Clean Optics Redux

Back in October, I wrote about having forgot to clean the filter on my camera … well, it turns out that the stain on my filter wasn’t actually causing the spot on my pictures.

There was actually a stain on the filter… but the spot on the pictures was actually being caused something on my cameras CCD sensor.

I didn’t realize what the problem was until I took pictures with different lenses.

I took the camera to Wolf Camera (where I purchased it) to get it fixed. Hopefully all I have to do is pay the $65 cleaning fee.

Update 4/25: Sadly, Wolf hasn’t finished the cleaning … I’m getting kind of antsy, as there have been a number of nice days I would have liked to go out and taken pictures. I called today to check on the status, but they couldn’t tell me much. The guy who normally deals with repairs & such is out.

5 thoughts on “Clean Optics Redux

  1. david

    Yeah, I thought about that … but I’m not really all that thrilled with the idea of possibly screwing it up and destroying a $1600 camera.

    I’ll let the professionals do it.

  2. Jon Angliss

    Something to remember, you’re usually not actually cleaning the sensor itself. There is usually a thin cover that sits in front of the sensor itself. Fortunately, I’ve not had to clean mine yet *knock knock*.


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