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Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by Jock Elliott, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Looking west with weather moving in, Oakwood Cemetery overlook.

    FZ200 Oakwood Cemetery skies 012 copy.
    FZ200 Oakwood Cemetery skies 013 copy.
    FZ200 Oakwood Cemetery skies 015 copy.
    Cheers, Jock
     
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  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Nuts. I just noticed I have a spot on the FZ200 sensor . . . again.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Yup, looks like you do. But if it's any consolation, I hadn't noticed until I read your 2nd post, and the skies are pretty cool!
     
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  4. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I used to get those on the M-Monochrom, and gave up. It rarely affected me except in skies. Since the camera isn't dustproof, and certain things introduce dust because of the electrostatic nature of the camera internals, be very careful when the lens is zooming, and extremely careful when opening the battery or card or cable doors. And if you carry the camera in a bag, always keep the inside of the bag free of dust.
     
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  5. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Well, now I am faced with a dilemma: $100 to clean it, with no guarantee it won't happen again tomorrow; $500 for the FZ300, which is supposed to be dust-resistant; or possibly a telephoto for the EM5 . . .

    Any suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  6. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I would fix it if I could be sure to keep it away from dust.
    If not, I would get the FZ300, so I could continue with a similar camera that I know I like.
    A telephoto for the EM5 wouldn't be the same, for several reasons.
     
  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Thanks!

    Cheers, Jock
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    another option (which may seem unsavory to some) is to just live with the dust and learn to eliminate it in post and to work around the dust when possible.
     
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  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Can't recall which but some software can batch process the cleanup of fixed 'errors' like dust and hot/stuck pixels. Hopefully someone can add more specific info.

    Just a thought - a Photoshop action might work. :biggrin:
     
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