Having problems with your Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D Digital Camera ?

Mainly with Sky back gounds of blue there are dark spots appearing on the picture which are not due to marks on the lens. On Lighter sky photographs they are not as noticable or disappear. Change the lens and the spots are in the same places with both lenses .How do you clean a Konica Minolta Dynax 7D Camera?


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The spots are dust on your sensor. You can clean these yourself but you must learn the techniques first. Google the words...cleaning a DSLR sensor. You will be taken to sites which will explain in detail how to do it and what supplies you will need. It may seem daunting at first, but it is really easy once you know how.
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Mainly with Sky back gounds of blue there are dark spots appearing on the picture which are not due to marks on the lens. On Lighter sky photographs they are not as noticable or disappear. Change the lens and the spots are in the same places with both lenses .How do you clean a Konica Minolta Dynax 7D Camera?


The spots are dust on your sensor. You can clean these yourself but you must learn the techniques first. Google the words...cleaning a DSLR sensor. You will be taken to sites which will explain in detail how to do it and what supplies you will need. ... Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D Digital Camera

My camera is producing spots, or freckle-like or shadow-like spots which are noticable on photos such as a clear blue sky photo. The spots are in the exact same place on photos even when I change to different lens. I know the mirror flips up for a photo, but to be safe, I have cleaned it, but that didn't help anything. Purchased camera 11/07.


You have dust on your sensor. your best bet is to get it cleaned professionally, . if you want to clean it yourself, get a kit like this\015\012\015\012http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Survival-KIT-Sensor-Eclipse/dp/B000PNGM18/ref=sr_1_2?s=elect ... Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with 17-85mm IS USM Lens

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CAMERA IS THREE MONTHS OLD. ON MY LAST OUTING I NOTICED A PERFECT CIRCLE SPOT ONLY IN SHOTS OF THE SKY. THE SPOT IS IN THE IDENTICAL PLACE ON ALL SKY SHOT PHOTOS NO MATTER WHAT FOCAL LENGHT IS USED. THE LENSE IS CLEAN AT BOTH ENDS. I CHECKED MY PHOTOS WHEN I ORIGINALLY GOT THIS CAMERA AND THERE IS NO ROUND SPOTS ANYWHERE. THE SPOT IS IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER OF ANY SHOT WHERE THERE ARE CLOUDS OR SKY. FLASH PICTURES, INTERIOR PICTURES AND THE LIKE, THERE IS NO SPOT. PLEASE HELP...RICHIE


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Suddenly the pictures I take with my Lumix DMC-ZS3 have dark, shadowy, relatively circular spots on them. The spots are more noticeable when I zoom in. The spots are always in the same places on my images. This is my favorite camera of all time and I very distressed over this issue. I suspect dust has collected somewhere inside the lens where I can not get at it. I have gently cleaned the outside surface of the lens and have blown it off with compressed air but the problem persists, What c


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera

I have spots on my pics. My camera is still new. I've been extremely careful to not get anything on the lens. Don't see anything visible on the lens, and have also tried cleaning it (very carefully with special lens cleaner). Still, there are spots -- the same place on every pic. Is there anything that I can do? It it possible it's something internal?


Sounds like dust on the sensor. If this was a DSLR, you would be able to clean it but that's impossible on a point-and-shoot. If the camera is new and you have photographic proof the spots have always been there, you should be able to get a replaceme ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 Digital Camera

I have spots on my pics. My camera is still new. I've been extremely careful to not get anything on the lens. Don't see anything visible on the lens, and have also tried cleaning it (very carefully with special lens cleaner). Still, there are spots -- the same place on every pic. Is there anything that I can do? It it possible it's something internal?


Ok those "Spots" are dead "Pixels" in the CCD Element that take or sees the image. What has happened is that certain "Elements" in the CCD have gone faulty, this means that they do NOT react at all, to the light, hence a "Spot" is displayed. If you ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 Digital Camera

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\012That's the Nikon error message for a lens with aperture ring set to something other than the minimum (i.e. highest number).\012\012\012The camera insists on controlling the aperture ring, and to do so, the ring must be set to the minimum ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

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You have dust on the sensor. Google the words "cleaning a DSLR sensor" and you will find sites explaining the procedure with pictures and where you can get the supplies necessary. It may sound complicated and scary but in reality it's very easy. ... Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera

I have spots on all of my photos. It's particularly noticable when taking photos with a solid background, particularly anything with sky involved. I've tried cleaning the lens and taken the lens off to clean the mirrors but there is no difference. Any ideas?


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I have a Nikon D-80 with 18-135 kit lens. after 2 years 5 months (and thus out of warranty) very careful use, it displayed ERR and froze. No change of lens, reset etc. made any difference. The place where I bought it said it had to go to Nikon UK for repair (carriage charge GBP20). Estimate for repair is GBP150. Is there a problem with this camera/lens combination that would make it of unsatisfactory quality under the UK Sale of goods act 1979? Thanks in advance


Try to reseting to factory setting ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Nikon D 40 Black spotting in same position on images... if I use manual P S A M gets worse, zoom not good either ( I use a Sigma) changing lens doesn't help... so not a lens problem


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... Fuji FinePix F700 Digital Camera

I have a Pentax Optio33LF digital camera, I have seen a home made 35mm slide copier wich is essentially a tube which fits on to the boss on the face of the camera ( at the lens mount ) at the outer end of this tube a slide viewer is mounted. The slide is placed into the viewer, the camera is pointed at the sky then a shot is taken. Is this a good thing to do with the camera? Regards,Jim Edger


Ask it to a expert photographer so that he can give the possible explanation ... Digital Cameras

I have a problem with my Nikon D80 camera. I have a black spot showing on every photo, it is located 150mm from the left hand side & 50 mm up from the bottom. I have cledned the lens with and changed it with no result. could you please advise me how to rectify this?


Hi,Please post an image that shows black image, this will help me to understand and locate the cause of spot.You may please email that image at [email protected] if face any trouble posting it in question thread.Thanks. ... Digital Cameras

F -- When i switch it on it sometimes shows "F --" flashing on the top screen? I t disappears when either i zoom the lens in or out or i change the shooting mode or i turn it on and off several times


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Inside the cameras circuitry a capacitor has gone bad which is losing its voltage to keep the display lighted. \015\012repairing most digital cameras outweighs the cost or a new replacement camera ... Digital Cameras

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Hello. Your issue is not a common one. Call Kodak directly \015\012\015\012During our normal business hours (Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST),call us at 1-800-431-7278 ... Kodak EasyShare V610 Digital Camera

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GOT IT!!! I had the same problem. Took all of the screws out\015\012of the thing and disconnected the PCB. That allowed me to take the Lenses unit\015\012out. Once I did that, dismantle the Phillips screws from the rear of the lens\015\012and pull th ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3 Digital Camera

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I have a new (3 weeks) D700 and while taking photos yesterday with camera and a 16-35mm lens, the exposure meter went ape. Pictures taken ok but ERR started to flash where shutter speed reading should be displayed in viewfinder. Tried everything, including resetting to factory settings, detaching and reattaching lens, checking switches, and then went home in despair. At home I switched to a 50mm lens and the problem disappeared. I put the 16-35mm lens back and problem seemed to have disappeared.


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Lens repair I dropped the camera on a muddy field. After drying it has recovered, but there is a remaining spot on the pic's.The spot is more distinct at tele zoom setting, and hardly visible at wide mode. I cannot remove it by cleaning the the lens outside. I guess there is some adhering particle on an internal lens surface. Is it possible to fix it on my own?


I dropped my camara and cracked the screen can it be repaired? ... Nikon COOLPIX L4 Digital Camera

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Sounds to me like you're on the right track. \015\012\015\012There are plenty of places that can clean your CCD for you if you can be without the camera for a little bit, but there is also the solution of cleaning the CCD yourself. This ... Digital Cameras

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