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I've posted this so people can see my problem on the forum...
I would say from this that you definately need to clean your sensor.
I have blown it out but it's still there, I want a reliable cleaning service?
I think you have two options Ian. Visit your local camera shop - they will have an arrangement either with Sony or a local repair man - or google camera repairs for your local area.
When I had my camera cleaned, the retail outlets were looking for £40/50 up front plus any additional charges. I seem to remember the total was going to be around £80. I found a local chap who did it for £25.
One of my cameras is in the shop now for this problem. Costing me $85 here in New York. =)
I must say a big thank you for the response on this post, Iím a self taught photographer, over the last 6 years itís been a fun but steep learning curve. The A580 was a major purchase for me and an upgrade from my A300 that said I am meticulous with my kit re: cleaning transport, changing and cleaning the lens, upside down body, cleaning kit bag etc.
I only noticed this problem yesterday while shooting products for a friend I needed a shot at f32 and that's when the problem became visible, shooting with white Perspex and a flashgun and two (Lidl halogen clip on lamp £3.98 this week with bulb!) Under F11 that load of dust crud is not visible in normal conditions. If you have time will you please shoot a plain white wall at f30 ish and see if any of you have this problem?
Thanks again Ian
Hi Ian, I have a little dirt back in my camera after - rather foolishly borrowing a 200mm lens and not checking it before using it to photograph steeple jacks at work on the top of Chichester Cathedral's spire. I was in situe when another photographer made the offer. That was about a week after I'd had the sensor cleaned - I'll never do that again! Its quite common with people who regularly change lenses - commonly referred to as "Dust Bunnies" or just "Bunnies". You'll often see them mentioned on this site. Your not alone.
PS you may be able to get rid of some of it by pointing the camera at the floor and firing off a few quick shots, then remove the lense and give it a clean. It certainly got rid of most of mine.
Cheers James I will try that
having cleaned my lens and blowen out the camera sensor, mirror & focus screen, Shot a burst at 7fps pointing down as you said, I could not believe my eyes so much crap on the rear of my lens thanks again Ian..
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