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What is the cause of these round spots on my photograph? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dust-like speck visible every few pictures — is it dust, or worse? Is this a finger print on the lens? I don't know. What can be the cause of the round spot on this photograph?...
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Sony NEX5: Why do I have a dark spot in my images? [duplicate]

When I look through the display, I see always a small grey circle at the same place. Also in the picture it's the same circle. When I change the lens, the circle is still there. So I assume it's ...
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Are these spots on the sensor or the lens? [duplicate]

Equipment is Canon EOS 5D3 (5760x3840) with a 24-105 f/4 L lens at 105mm, ISO 200. The following are crops from the same small (676x449) section of a couple of blue sky shots I did to test for sensor ...
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What is this black spot in images from my digital camera? [duplicate]

I've bought a used Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3, but the images show a dark spot near the center. It's more visible when zoomed in (first picture below), but it's also visible otherwise. It seems to be ...
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Where do these weird spots on my photos come from? [duplicate]

I'm a complete DSLR newbie and just bought a used Nikon D3200 on ebay. The thing is, every time I take photos with the 55-200 objective, I get these weird spots on photos. They are especially easy to ...
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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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Do digital cameras lose picture quality over time?

For some reasons when I look at my first pictures from my camera (DSLR), they look stunning. I know it could be just psychological. Another friend told me that her camera was really good when she ...
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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 can I avoid soft dull “spots” in my pictures?

Recently, I've been doing a lot more photography, particularly with my 100-400mm telephoto and 16-35mm wide. I am skilled enough that I can capture the shot mostly as I want with just the camera gear, ...
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Is it sensor damage? Or dust?

I have been trying to shoot partial solar eclipse today with my Nikon D3100, and later noticed this spot on images: I do not have special sun filter, but i tried my best to cover lens with disk from ...
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Is this dust on lens or something else?

In my question's preview, the attached image looks rotated. So, assuming you are able to see it in the real orientation, can anyone determine what is that dust flake type thing on the top, slightly ...
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Ringed Splotches on DSLR photographs

I'm a new user so I don't have a lot of technical knowledge yet, would appreciate some help on this. I'm seeing these splotches and spots on the photos in my DSLR camera. I'm stumped on the source ...