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Where is the hair?


Tianshi_angie 4 2.6k England
7 Apr 2019 5:10PM
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I have searched on both ends of the lens, both sides of the adapter (A Mount to E mount) and on the sensor but I cannot see the hair anywhere. Can anyone give me an idea of where this hair may be? Thanks for looking.

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pink Plus
16 6.1k 7 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2019 5:18PM
are you sure its not on the flower?
chavender Plus
8 403 1 France
7 Apr 2019 5:18PM
Is it on other images, or just this one?
Philh04 Plus
14 2.1k United Kingdom
7 Apr 2019 5:47PM
First thing is it will not be on your lens, more than likely not on your adaptor, in those places it would be so blurred as to be invisible, leaves only two places, on your subject or on the sensor, as chavender asks is it on all images?
Tianshi_angie 4 2.6k England
7 Apr 2019 5:59PM
Difficult to know as there were only 4 images and the others are all very dark in that area. I have enlarged all the others and cannot see a hair but.....
Tianshi_angie 4 2.6k England
7 Apr 2019 6:03PM
I have looked on the flower and there is no longer a hair on it if there ever was.
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
7 Apr 2019 6:11PM
Take a shot of a piece of white paper, or something similarly suitable, using the settings that you'd normally use if you were about to clean your sensor.

That'll tell you where it is.
Tianshi_angie 4 2.6k England
7 Apr 2019 6:24PM
I've never cleaned a sensor! I have had other photographers look at it and they have told me it didn't need cleaning.
Tianshi_angie 4 2.6k England
7 Apr 2019 6:26PM
But this is not that camera - (that I have had checked out). This I have just bought (from new) and it has not been used a great deal - Lens has only been changed twice.
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
7 Apr 2019 7:08PM

Quote:This I have just bought (from new) and it has not been used a great deal - Lens has only been changed twice.


None of which makes any difference.

It's not unusual for cameras to come out of their boxes with dirty sensors; and a hair could have come from anywhere.
Tianshi_angie 4 2.6k England
7 Apr 2019 7:28PM
I didn't mean that as it was new it wouldn't have a hair - I was just explaining that it was a new camera.
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
7 Apr 2019 7:29PM
Have a look at this.

There's probably no need to actually clean your sensor but by following the instructions; you'll need to scroll down a bit, you'll be able to tell whether, or not, that hair's on your sensor.

Along with any other rubbish that it's picked up.
chavender Plus
8 403 1 France
7 Apr 2019 7:29PM
If the hair was on the sensor, would it not show up as white or light grey as it would be blocking light to the sensor?
My guess would be that the hair was on the subject Smile
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
7 Apr 2019 7:32PM
I think it would show up as being dark but I'm not sure that it would be that clearly defined.

I'm with you re. it being on the subject.
Tianshi_angie 4 2.6k England
7 Apr 2019 7:34PM
The likelihood is that it is a black hair from my dog and if that is the case then it could well have been on the flower as the vase of flowers is in the fireplace and at dog height. So Chavender I think (and hope) that you are right and I am going to keep my fingers crossed that you are as I believe that if I start trying to clean a sensor I will damage the camera. Thank you everyone for your input. I'll let you know if it reappears Sad


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