In search of my photo mojo
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    In search of my photo mojo

    by AJ » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:36 pm

    Had the sensor cleaned on the 5D and yet I still hadn’t taken any pics for a while.

    It was a 40 degree day but with a cool front coming through. I took the gamble that the clouds and light would be good.
    Threw the cameras into the ‘cruiser and went and spent a couple of hours on the highway and backroads down around Cowell.

    Here are a few of my favourites.

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    Re: In search of my photo mojo

    by Eden » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:53 pm

    Buy the swabs yourself and do it yourself !

    there is a dust bunny above the left window of the middle shot and the 5th tank from the left( the one with the white stripe that appears the last 2 shots (larger aperture)

    swab clean, then turn the aperture to f22 @ 100 iso( or 200 if you need, then ensure the lens is out of focus ( ie,, infinity) and aim at a painted wall or ceiling and set the metering to middle, shutter speed should be between a few seconds and 30 seconds.
    press the shutter and rotate the camera out of focus at a wall or ceiling swinging clockwise then anti then clockwise then anti till the shutter closes,

    you will then see all your dust bunnies (dont freak out , just clean then test ,clean then test etc until you have a winner !

    Great shots by the way, I have eaten my bodyweight in Cowell oysters! (from the shack and the caravan park !)

    cheers Eden
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    Re: In search of my photo mojo

    by Eden » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:04 pm

    Hey, it takes 10mins to do yourself and if your in Adelaide ever ill do it for free ( $3 yes 3 bucks for a swab ) and you can do the mirror carefully also including the viewfinder underwindow.

    up to you!
    I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
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    Re: In search of my photo mojo

    by AJ » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:26 pm

    Cheers Eden

    I had quite a few goes at doing it myself but there was a LOT of crap on the sensor. The 5D Mk1 is a shocker for this.
    Sadly you appear correct and I have already collected a few new bunnies. I had checked it at F22 after the clean.
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    Re: In search of my photo mojo

    by Eden » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:48 pm

    I seriously doubt they checked after they passed a wet swab over it.

    they do it once wet then dry then send on with a bill

    there are heaps of bunnies after most cleans unfortunately.

    it took my 7 tries to get it good this time and about 15 last time.

    I am a bit toooo! anal about cleaning and have worked a routine.

    If you are serious get a can of liquid air (CO2) and a few swabs and say Gday ( I'll help the first time for a beer), purchase a rubber bellows ans you can then do it all on the run.

    my Eos - M came with a few and so did the 70D with only 1031 shots on the count,

    I have a friend that picked up his 5D MK2 sealed in the return box from "Canon Aus" and there was one huge and 3 small dust spots on the sensor

    I assume the huge one fell on in transit and the 3 on the edge of the sensor were there when it left the service centre!


    You should catch up oneday or I will send the "Iron Triangle Boys" after you! OR my Sister!

    :mrgreen:

    cheers Eden
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