XT1 Embedded Sensor Dust

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XT1 Embedded Sensor Dust
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I saw another thread on this, but it appears to be two months old.

I'm really sad to discover that the XT1 body I got from B&H on Friday has the same issue as the first XE2 body I got from Amazon a while back. I wasn't actually checking for sensor dust, but going through some test photos when I noticed the blobs in blue sky. I did a surface inspection with a loop and blew it off, still there. Did a brushing, still there. Wet clean, still there.

Just as before, this dust is under the glass filter. Here is a screen grab of a Lightroom sharpening mask that enhances the problem. It is the solid blobs that are the issue, not the ones with the halo. The ones I circled are already evident in blue skies at f/8-f/11, so I guess I'm going to have to deal with either returning the camera or getting service directly from Fuji.

Note the circled bad ones and several others

Last time I returned my camera to Amazon and took my chances on a cleaner body and it worked. Any recommendation on whether I should return to B&H or deal with Fuji? I'm getting a bit sick of this now and otherwise really love my Fuji cameras. You'd think they'd have clean-room manufacturing down by now though.

Rich

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