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Old 2nd February 2010, 22:15   #3001
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Damn Rudra, Cant believe you used same/similar images to get this as output

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Old 2nd February 2010, 22:20   #3002
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Rudra, get a powerful vaccum cleaner, and connect the hose to the lens mount. You know the rest.

Damn, that looks like a car windshield than a sensor.
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Old 2nd February 2010, 22:25   #3003
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holy cow! what's gotten into your camera!
Gremlins.
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Rudra, get a powerful vaccum cleaner, and connect the hose to the lens mount.
Sharath, I've burnt my fingers once with a very high cost. Don't want to do the same again. Camera goes to Canon next week.

Need to get a fix on second body purchase before I leave for the mountains..

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Geez, I was just kidding... I remember the last time.
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Since we're discussing dirt on sensor, thought of hot-linking this pic again which was posted by me earlier - I had this on my sensor.

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Geez, I was just kidding... I remember the last time.
Tell me about it!!

Only saving grace is I get a huge area to work with. So all those small patches don't really bother me. But it is time consuming I agree.

Picture below (cropped big time. 80% of the full frame) had six large dust marks.. My faithfull 70-200 at work.

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I can clean it for you but hey looks like you dropped ash inside or something, seriously increased from few weeks back
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Why don't you try a rocket blower(canon recommended cleaning method). It takes care of the big stuff.
BTW anybody got an idea, when is their free service camp happening in Gurgaon next?
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Old 2nd February 2010, 23:02   #3009
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I can clean it for you
Thanks. But no Thanks.
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Why don't you try a rocket blower(canon recommended cleaning method). It takes care of the big stuff.
What is rocket blower? Do you mean GIOTTO? If yes, I have that.
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I need to learn how to clean the eye piece also and need to get the rubber thingie for the view finder. The thingie got so attached to offroading that it has decided to stay back in Aavalokonda.
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What is rocket blower? Do you mean GIOTTO? If yes, I have that.
Am sure that Tanveer is talking about that only. It works for not so stubborn dust particles. But for the sticky ones Canon service center is the only answer as you've said. (unless if you are comfortable with the copperhill or other wet methods).
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(unless if you are comfortable with the copperhill or other wet methods).
I'm not comfortable with any method any more. I had to cancel my Rajasthan shoot because I tried cleaning sensor with Dust Aid Platinum cured silicone sensor cleaner. Didn't work and it cost me a biiiiiigggg amount. Well it was not exactly that cleaner problem but my luck I suppose.
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I'm not comfortable with any method any more. I had to cancel my Rajasthan shoot because I tried cleaning sensor with Dust Aid Platinum cured silicone sensor cleaner. Didn't work and it cost me a biiiiiigggg amount. Well it was not exactly that cleaner problem but my luck I suppose.
I'm also not comfortable with the wet cleaning methods and once I had to get my sensor cleaned and I went to service center directly. After that the blower method (dry method) was working fine for me till I sold off my camera. This 2nd one still doesn't have any big issue of dust till now (touch wood).
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Hi Guys.

I know there is a DSLR thread, but it is too huge a thread and my question will probably get lost, and I need to take this decision most probably by the end of the week.

I am looking to buy a basic DSLR and am stuck between Nikon and Canons 3000 and 1000. I am a bit inclined towards the Nikon, but I want experts opinion on the same.

Some facts that I have at hand

Nikon: Cost: With VR Kit Rs 28,500 (Also includes training class, tripod, 2 GB card, carry case etc)

Canon: Cost: With Kit Rs 26,000 (Includes Class, 2 GB Card and Case)

A dealer at Croma electronics told me to go in for Canon, because apart from Canon specific lenses, I could also purchase some cheaper non-canon lenses for the same. However with Nikon, it is compatible only with Nikon lenses, hence in the longrun cost may go up very high


Appreciate your help on the same


Thanks
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Old 3rd February 2010, 00:37   #3015
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The very fact that you aren't even quoting the focal length of the lens, is scaring me. Are you sure that you want DSLR ?

Both Canon and Nikon are equally good. Camera usually isn't the limiting factor, the eye behind the lens is.

The dealer at croma is giving you a load of BS. You could buy third party lens for both Canon and Nikon although barring certain exceptions you would be compromising on quality.
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