Help, did I screw up my sensor?

Started Jan 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Astrophotographer 10 Senior Member • Posts: 6,784
Re: Help, did I screw up my sensor?

No you haven't damaged it. I think that is just the antireflection coatings smearing slightly when rubbed.

Microfibre cloth, some lens cleaner and a hurricane blower should do the trick. I had this happen on my Sony A7r which is the same sensor as D800. I also got concerned but Ive cleaned optics many times and I knew the coatings can sometimes smear like that. It will even out with some cleaner and mircofibre cloth.

I continued to rub mine down making sure there was no trapped grit that could scratch. It evened out pretty  well. Not 100% yet but thats not with cleaing fluid yet. I see no effect in the images though.

Greg.

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