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What causes these (constant) black stray lines on my photos? [duplicate]

There are black lines on my Nikon D3100 and I'm wondering if it is a problem with the lens or with the body itself.
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Dust on the sensor vs. in the lens? [duplicate]

I have an old, used Panasonic LX100 (Point and Shoot) that I plan to use as my main all-use video camera. I just started noticing that dust spots are visible in the image on apertures larger than ...
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What is cause of spots in image taken with dusty Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm ED VR II? [duplicate]

Dust or pollen inside this lens is common problem so I finally removed the front element and cleaned it, but even after this procedure I have the very same specks in a video as before. So I guess it's ...
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What is the best way to clean the sensor on a interchangeable lens camera (mirrorless or digital SLR)?

I've got a couple of spots of dust on the sensor of my Canon 20D. A rocket blower isn't shifting them, and I'm ridiculously scared of some of the more direct methods for cleaning sensors — what ...
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Why am I getting a small black patch when I take photos?

I am getting this black spot at the same place every time I am taking a photo. I am looking for an explanation of the issue and a solution to remove the patch. I am a beginner and if needed I can ...
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How does automatic sensor cleaning work?

My Canon 5D MKIII DSLR often does sensor cleaning when powered off and occasionally I'll go through the menu and specifically run a sensor clean when I've been shooting in unusually hazardous ...
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Why do photos with different settings produce different spots? [duplicate]

I have an issue with my Nikon D3500 camera which I do not understand. I can show it best using two photos I took with different settings. The lens I use is a kit lens which ranges from 18 to 105 mm. ...
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Dust on Sensor After Many Cleanings DSLR

I know there have been a lot of posts on this topic, but I haven't found exactly what I am looking for. I noticed some dust spots on my sensor for my D750 after I took a picture with some sky in it ...
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What to do about persistent dust spots on my DSLR?

I need an advice I have dust spots appearing systematically on pictures (with blue/white/grey skies & aperture > 9) I understand this can happen, I understand how and why it happens, especially ...
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Dust-like speck visible every few pictures — is it dust, or worse?

I seem to have to dust-like speck on my Sony Cybershot S950's lens, but it appears randomly every few pictures. Could something be going bad internally?
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How to clean spit off my camera sensor?

A short while ago, I [foolishly] attempted to clean some specs of dust from the sensor of my camera by blowing on it. While this was successful in removing the dust, I inadvertently spat on the ...
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Remove spot on sensor Olympus OM-D E-M10 [duplicate]

I've got a visible spot on the sensor of my OM-D E-M10 (Mark I). I think it's a tiny splatter. Can I clean it with a cotton swab and some alcohol for example? I assume there is a piece of glass in ...
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Are these soft blotches caused by dirt on the sensor?

Can someone tell me if this is dirt on my image sensor? They show up in the same place in other images. This photo is a bit clearer — taken at f22 manual focus at the sky and in the exacly same ...
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