Having problems with your Canon EOS-5D Digital Camera ?

Oil spots on sensor 5d

\015 Have these orbs showing up after using eclipse2 solution... inclined to think that it must be some of that factory lubricant i read about... am new to cleaning the sensor...was thinking of trying Smear Away solution...images appear as under exposed areas in shadows and darker areas in sky shot at f22...suicide is only slightly considered at this time...go ahead and push me over the edge...\015

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Are you sure what's on the sensor isn't dust and not oil? Cleaning a sensor is a delicate operation though I've done it in the field where I had no options to save a shoot. If there is actual debris on the sensor and it cannot be CAREFULLY removed with a LIGHT, INDIRECT burst of air or a very clean, fine lens brush then I'd send it in to have it professionally clean. Canon has a fast turnaround time and pretty reasonable.
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Oil spots on sensor 5d


Are you sure what's on the sensor isn't dust and not oil? Cleaning a sensor is a delicate operation though I've done it in the field where I had no options to save a shoot. If there is actual debris on the sensor and it cannot be CAREFULLY removed wi ... Canon EOS-5D Digital Camera

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