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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #1
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Spec o' dirt on ND filter?

Spec on ND Filter

So, I appear to have some dirt on one of my ND filters, I am not sure which one... Is there a way to clean it? How did it get there in the first place?

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You can see it on the shot where I am tilting down from the top of the church.

It is nowhere else on the video and that was the only place I had my ND's on.

It is almost midnight here so I can't go test it out readily...

Thanks for you help!
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #2
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Well, I had the brilliant idea to go try it out in my bathroom with tons of lights on, and I saw nothing in the VF or LCD. I guess it may have been something on the lens, Though I do not remember cleaning it the whole time cause it looked great...Maybe a small bug?

Sorry to have bothered you!

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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #3
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I love it when things like that happen. If you had something on your ND then it would have been a trip back to Canon and your wallet would have been lighter!
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Old May 26th, 2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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Had exactly the same problem as you do, didn't see anything on the lens but the dust spots were clearly there. I had about 3-4 which only could be seen against a clear blue sky. This problem showed on 2 different weddings I did and then the camera was send to Canon.
They replied nothing could be found and when I got the camera back, the spots were gone! Now I wasn"t imagining this, I even included a dvd with some footage showing the problem.

I guess it's just one of those typical things you can get with a Canon.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #5
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Scott did you use a crane or gildecam for any of those shots or were you just using a tripod?
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