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 Cleaning DSLR sensor
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Posted on 10-01-11 1:05 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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 I noticed some dust in my camera sensor. I tried to blow it out with the blower but nothing happened. I am thinking about taking it to a camera repair place but I thing its gonna be quiet expensive. If there is any other ways that I can do to remove the dust, I would love to give it a try. Does any one have any solution to this problem? Thanks.
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Which Camera is it? I had Nikon D80 and I cleaned it myself. I bought this cleaning pack from ebay and did the cleaning watching some videos from youtube. It is easy to do, but you should be careful too.

Posted on 10-01-11 8:43 AM     [Snapshot: 80]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I got Nikon D60. I watched some youtube videos too but I wasnt sure if it really works or not. Could you tell me which method will be the safest and the best?

Any ways nice to see you back Juggy. And what happened to your thread Photography Tools and Techniques? I really liked that thread. Thanks to you for introducing HDR photography. I am doing quiet a bit of HDR photography myself now. I'm loving it. I would love to see more of your work man. Keep up the good work. We need your thread back. TC.

Posted on 10-01-11 9:36 AM     [Snapshot: 105]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I used one of these--> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dust-Aid-Dust-Wand-Kit-Digital-DSLR-Camera-Sensor-Cleaning-/200652250391?pt=UK_Camera_Cleaning_Equipment_Kits&hash=item2eb7ce5d17
and just followd the instructions it had on its paper after watching some videos on You tube.
I am not too much active in forum these days, but it was nice to see that thread taking off and people enjoying photography. For me I left HDR because it started hurting my eyes after a while. Kind of this article resembles my thought these days-->


I went more toward giving my photography some direction. Went throught tons of photobooks of masters, took a workshop and a group exhibition plus a group photobook is coming in near future.
U too TC and Happy dashain.

Posted on 10-01-11 9:59 AM     [Snapshot: 120]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Juggy bro,
I checked some of your photos few weeks ago. They are so awesome ! I wish I could be a good photographer like you but I am more into videography and cinematography ! I guess you have to be a good photographer to be a good cinematographer. Right? I don't know about lighting and stuffs.

I own Canon 550D. It's very good for video and I mostly use it for video. I really like to own Mark series.

By the way, what are your prime lens ?

I have Nikon's 50mm and Canon's kit lens which is not so good.

Thinking of getting Sigma 20mm f/1.8 for low light conditions. But it's $600. Brrrr.

Posted on 10-01-11 10:12 AM     [Snapshot: 125]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hey Nas
I use three nikon prime lenses. 28mm f 2.8, 35mm  f2 and 50mm f1.8  but most of time 35 mm is my workhorse. I think you have pretty good sense of light watching your videos. I just do trial and errors to learn about light and I still have not learned 10 percent about light yet. It is as mysterious as women eh.
I work more with natural lights but I had always wanted to learn about using strobes. Maybe someday I will.
If you ask me, I wouldn't suggest you to go that wide, unless u are really into wide angles. I think 20 mm converst to 35-37 mm for Canon after considering cropping factor.so it might be ok too. It depends on what u want.
But what about 35mm lens?--> http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/12119-GREY/Canon_2507A002_Wide_Angle_EF_35mm.html
It would convert to roughly 50 mm which is what our normal eyes see.
I also sold all of my digital gears and shooting all analog these days. But I plan to get Canon 5d mark ii or new nikon full frame camera if they release by end of year if i can save enough which I am not sure.
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Posted on 10-01-11 10:26 AM     [Snapshot: 136]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 rockey, try the kit juggy suggested but be careful - you don't want to scratch the sensor or put too much pressure on it or you'll end up spending a lot to repair/replace it. btw, does your camera have self cleaning sensor? if it has, then what you are seeing on the sensor might not be dust, check carefully before you tamper with it. 

nas: get canon's 50mm f 1.8 lens, works great for low light conditions and is really cheap - about $100 (probably the cheapest of all canon prime lenses?!). i'm buying one shortly because my 18-135mm is not so good for low lights 

Posted on 10-01-11 10:33 AM     [Snapshot: 152]     Reply [Subscribe]
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"28mm f 2.8, 35mm  f2 and 50mm f1.8"

Sweet !! I wish I could get them all ! I am spending money on other accessories like Glidecam Pro 2000 camera stablizer and stuffs for videomaking. I also like to get a slider and stuffs. It has become an expensive hobby !! But the sad part is I fulfill my dream of buying new stuffs and I play with it for a month and then it just lies in the cornor, totally wasted, after that !!

I am going for wide lens this time around because the 50mm that I have does not have much space so when I am taking videos I have to really go farther from my subject. Wide angle lens give preety much good cinematic looks (cinemascopic) as well and when used with Glidecam Pro, it just looks so awesome.

Thank you so much for your feedback bro.

PS: I will be checking out your pages for some of your beautiful work.

Posted on 10-01-11 10:42 AM     [Snapshot: 164]     Reply [Subscribe]
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"you don't want to scratch the sensor or put too much pressure on it or you'll end up spending a lot to repair/replace it."

Haha, I know exactly what you mean. I had a D.O.F adapter and there was this just one peck of tiny dust on it. And being the kind of person I am, that one peck of dust was bothering me so much. I should have left it alone but no, it bothered me so much so I was loosing my sleep over it. And then the day came when I tried to remove that dust. With one cotton swab, stupid me, tried to remove it and touch the focusing screen of the D.O.F. Then I saw three more dusts and tried to clean it again and at the end of the day, I totally f**ed up my D.O.F adapter !! Sometimes, you just have to let it be. He He He.

"get canon's 50mm f 1.8 lens"

I have the same one and it never leaves my camera but it's from Nikon. I did not get canon's because it has a very small focusing wheel. You need an adapter to use it to Canon series which you could easily get in Ebay.

This one was taken with the Nikon 50mm lens.

Posted on 10-01-11 3:22 PM     [Snapshot: 228]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 Thanks Juggy and Jantarei for the suggestion. Actually Nikon D60 has a self cleaning sensor, but it seems like its not very effective on my case. Like nas, I must be stupid that first I tried to remove the dust using the lens cleaning brush. Later I found out that I made it worst. I could see more dark spots. Then I used a blower to blow away the dirt. It worked little bit but still I can see some fine spots on my picture. Since my picture contains dark spots, I'm pretty sure that my sensor is dirty. Or does this happens because of other reason too??

Any ways it might sound stupid, but can any one tell me where is the sensor exactly? I thought the mirror is the sensor.

Juggy bro!! Its disappointing to hear that you abandoned HDR photography. I thought HDR is pretty cool form of photography. Its a great combination of photography and digital art. Any ways I would love to see your recent works. Could you provide me a link or something so that I can check out you works. Thanks and Happy Dashain to you too.

Posted on 10-02-11 3:10 PM     [Snapshot: 308]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Location : Jackson Heights.
Subject: Local Pakistani Vendor
Camera: Canon's 550D
Primes: Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Shutter Speed: 1000

Story: I was strolling down the street of Jackson Heights. I saw this gentleman sitting on a sidewalk. He had a very captivating looks so I could not resist for a snapshot. I requested him if I could take his picture. He agreed. Poor guy fixed his woolen cap and his beard. I took the snapshot and showed him. He loved it so much and asked me to give that picture to him. But how could I ? He does not have his email address. All I could give him was my gratitude from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful portrait that he so kindly graced my collection with.

Posted on 10-03-11 9:32 AM     [Snapshot: 394]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 Nice Portrait Nas. Looks very cinematic. I didn't know you could use Nikon lens on Canon body. Are all Nikon lenses compatible on Canon? 
Posted on 10-03-11 9:52 AM     [Snapshot: 406]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Thank you Rockey bro.
You need an adapter for Nikon lens to Canon's body which you could easily get in ebay. It's called KAWA adapter by KAWAMALL in ebay. I usually don't like to bet so I buy it without betting. It cost me $15 only but if you like to bet you could get it for cheaper. The adapter is pretty sturdy, worth every penny.

Something like the one below.

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Posted on 10-04-11 9:53 AM     [Snapshot: 489]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Juggy bro !

What !

Posted on 10-04-11 10:02 AM     [Snapshot: 502]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Oh sorry, I dunno how that blank post was made.
Actually I have a question or two for you.
Does the auto focus and  light metering work with adaptor?
And if it doesnt how do you control the focus manually and light metering?
I have all the nikon lenses and next body I am planning to buy is Canon 5d markii so I was thinking if I should sell my lenses or just buy and adaptor and use em with Canon body. :-)

Posted on 10-04-11 10:12 AM     [Snapshot: 508]     Reply [Subscribe]
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"Does the auto focus and  light metering work with adaptor?"

I think...not

Please click here to go to the Kawa Mall.

Offered here is ONE (1) PIECE brand new adapter.  It permits user to use NIKON mount auto focus or manual focus lenses and macro accessories on Canon EOS cameras (35mm or DSLR). You can still use the the lens distance scale as well as the focusing to infinity.


For AF lens user, the AF AE function will be disabled Juggy bro.  User needs to manually adjust the lens aperture and focusing ring.  This adapter comes with a lens lock.


Adapter material :

Highly refined BRONZE and chrome plated to ensure silky smooth operation of your lens and camera. 

WARNING: Avoid those cheap adapter that uses light aluminum.  They may look the same as ours, but you get what you pay for.


Instruction Manual:

To Mount: Attach the adapter onto the Nikon Lens, then mount them onto the camera.


To Remove: Remove both lens / adapter together from the camera, then press the lens lock and then remove the adapter from the lens simultaneously.



Compatible with all Canon EOS 35mm film or Digital SLR cameras (e.g. 20d, 10D, 350D, 300D, IDs, ID MK II).  

The adapter ring does not work with the digital Nikon DX lenses which do not cover the full 35mm film format, or XX lenses which have no aperture control ring.


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