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Sensor scratch: how likely is this one to cause problems and would it worth a replace

Well, I have scratched my sensor, or since I made research, I'd better say the infrared filter on top of my sensor. I have made sure that this is a scratch after I had my sensor cleaned by the service ...
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How can I remove the hair on the sensor from this picture?

There appears to be a hair on the image sensor that shows up in the upper left corner. I tried dodging and tried using the clone heal tool. Any better ideas? update; this is my best work on the ...
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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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How to remove white refraction spots

I'm having some difficulty removing shiny white spots caused by refraction and reflection of sunlight through my wide-angle lens. Is there a better way of removing these spots rather than going ...
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What are these slightly-translucent, branching squiggles on the top of my photo?

I recently came back from holidays and noticed a lot of my photos have these lines on them. I have a Canon 450d and use Canon lenses. I used a polarizing filter at times. What could be causing this?
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Light scratch on sensor: is that fixable

Short question, could a very light scratch on sensor be fixed?
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Dust spot or scratch?

I'm a bit worried about a potential scratch to my d7000 sensor as shown in the rather grainy image below. Note the black line in the top left. It is more of a fine line vs. the 'spots' I've seen in ...
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Lens cleaning pen - disappointed by results, is this working right?

I just got one of these for the first time, a lot of threads on here recommend them and they seem like a great idea. Bought a Nikon one from amazon for $8 and while I really like the brush it seems ...
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What are these purple pixels on my Canon 60D and how do I get rid of them?

I bought this used Canon 60D for a reasonable price, however, I get these purple pixels in the top right of my image. Even though I can work around it, it is very annoying. I've tried a lot of ways to ...
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Diagonal line across most images [duplicate]

Can anyone point me to what might be at the root of this diagonal line appearing on each photo. It does not appear to be a crack, but am curious to see if any of you had come across a similar issue ...
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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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Dark spots - sensor toast?

I can't seem to get rid of some very annoying dark spots that are very noticeable under certain lighting conditions. I've taken a test shot of my monitor showing a white background and amped up the ...
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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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What are the right cleaning tools for an APS-C sensor?

I have got my gear ready for a long holiday in next month, but I'm pretty much confused when it comes to having the right tools for cleaning a sensor. The typical procedure I have experienced from ...
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Can you use alternative brushes to clean DSLR sensors?

A lot of praise goes to Arctic Butterfly when doing DIY sensor cleaning. However are there cheaper solution to brush off dust by using other non-sensor cleaning specific brushes? Most high quality ...

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