I saw some dirt smudges on my photos the other day, so I decided to take my camera to a shop where they cleaned the sensor.
The problem actually got worse, as the number of smudges increased and the sensor now has some kind of "hair" that you can see in the photo (that was the term that the guy that "cleaned" the sensor used):
I was very unhappy with the result, so I decided to buy a cleaning kit myself to resolve the problem. I managed to get rid of the smudges (well, as you can see in the photo, there are still some, but that's my fault, as I don't have much experience in cleaning sensors), but I just can't remove that piece of "hair" (and that dirt (?) above it).
I tried virtually everything:
- air blowing it
- brushing it (it created other problems tho, but that I got rid of)
- and cleaning it with swabs.
Could someone tell me if this is actually a scratch or some easily-fixable problem? Could someone also help me get rid of this?