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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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Black spot on image while shooting with high aperture [duplicate]

I'm using 18-55 canon kit lens on Canon 700D body, the lens works fine with f/3.5 to f/14 , when increase that to f/16 , f/22 a black dot appears on the image, I have tried cleaning lens and body body....
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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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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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Why use a small aperture when trying to see sensor dust?

Here and there I read of people who set their lens to a small aperture while testing their sensor cleanness, supposedly to get the best image of dust speckles. However, the image of the on-sensor dust ...
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Black dots appear in photos

First off, I understand that there is another thread with a similar question but mine is slightly different. I have a Nikon D80 and all of a sudden these black dots appeared on my photos. Quick google ...
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Question About the D600 Dirty Sensor Test - Why Use a High f-Stop? [duplicate]

There is a lot of buzz about the dirty sensor problem on the D600, which is apparently caused by some lubricant splattering onto the sensor and accumulating over time. My question is about the test ...
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Strange spots on the image when filming video [duplicate]

When I'm filming video with my Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens, strange dark spots appear in the video and they are only visible in video mode and they are visible ONLY when focusing process ...
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Faint spots appearing on images

I have a Sony A7s ii that I purchased new from Best Buy. I only have only have one lens, a Sony Vario Tessar 16 - 35mm lens. Unfortunately in video and stills or photographs, there are these two faint ...
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Are these rear element lens scratches and do they matter?

I got a used Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED lens, but notice these scratches on the rear element: Am I correct that the white marks are scratches and will these matter or will blur of ...
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Is a professional camera cleaning needed after a dirty, dusty photography adventure trip?

I recently returned from a photography adventure in Nepal. It's a very dirty, dusty country. I have a Canon 5D mk3 and a 35mm f1.4L lens. I have been inspecting my camera for damage induced by Nepal ...