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Cleaning Your Sensor

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This article applies to all Nikon-based digital SLR bodies (D1, D1h, D1x, D2h, D2x, D70, D100, S1, S2, S3, 14n, 14nx, and SLR/n). It probably also applies to other DSLRs, as well, but since I don't own (many of) them I won't speak to applicability.

It happens to all of us: eventually you'll find an image that, on close inspection, seems to have gotten the freckles (see example, below). No, you don't have bad photosites on your CCD, you have dust on the sensor filter.

CCD / CMOS Cleaning Tests by pbase.com
Although it is not quite as difficult as brain surgery or ballroom dancing, sensor swabbing is definitely NOT for everyone. If you have one
Cleaning the CMOS Sensor of your Digtal SLR by Photo.net
Do you have dust on your DSLR sensor? Have you seen any dark spots on your images. If the answer is no, your best course of action may be to

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