Nikon D80 Mystery Spots on Photos. Any Ideas?

Started Nov 13, 2012 | Questions thread
AcuraCL
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Re: Nikon D80 Mystery Spots on Photos. Any Ideas?
In reply to Patco, Nov 16, 2012

Patco wrote:

Larsonongraphy wrote:

I am suddenly getting very fine "measle-like" spots on all my images that go across the entire picture plane. This is especially prevalent when I shoot at higher f stops. The spots seem to concentrate in the center field of vision and become prevalent at f11 and up and very noticeable at f22 and up. I checked for dead pixels and find that there are none. I took photos with multiple lenses. I took to camera shop and had CCD professionally cleaned. I tried shooting with both Long exp. NR and high ISO NR in Normal, OFF, or ON positions and the results were the same. The "specks" are very fine and number in the hundreds. They almost look like "noise" and are too fine to be dust. They are very prevalent at 100%.

Any chance anyone used "canned air" on the sensor?

I've read that some canned air propellants are oily, and your spots do look like oil.

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Patco
A photograph is more than a bunch of pixels

Nothing. I've used nothing on the sensor, ever. I change lenses rarely, and only leave a lens or cover off for a second or two. I could see perhaps a fleck or two of dust happening. This is beyond that. It almost has to be some spray of oil. Dust is irregularly shaped ... what I have is pretty evenly spread and consistently sized.

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