View Full Version : HELP! New E-5 with dust on sensor?

tall nel
28th October 2012, 12:34 PM
After an unfortunate (drunken) dropping of my trusty 520, I put my financial blinkers on and got a good deal on an E-5 - just in time for a photo workshop in Wales. All went really well until I got home and saw what to my untrained eye were lots of dust spots on the sensor when taking dynamic tone photos of sky.

I only changed lenses a couple of times in good conditions so donít think it was me.

(New to using forums and don't know how to include a picture in the thread other than as an attachment :confused:)

So I don't look too stupid when going back to the supplier

1) Can someone confirm that it is likely to be a mucky sensor
2) Has anyone else had a similar problem with a new e-5



Nick Temple-Fry
28th October 2012, 01:22 PM
Can't comment on the apparent dust. Though F22 will show up every spot and is possibly an unnecessary choice shooting the sky - though of course good for a test shot.

Uploading to the gallery and including in shots is covered in a couple of video tutorials to be found on the rhs of the sites home page.

Yell out if you still have problems


Roy Clarke
28th October 2012, 01:28 PM
Hi Simon
It has happened to me and a couple of others. Although yours looks much worse than mine was. Link below refers:


Take it back it is not acceptable on a new Camera.


28th October 2012, 02:03 PM
Hi Simon, best get it sorted now, you'll regret it if you don't. Take it back and demand a replacement.

Stewart G
28th October 2012, 03:44 PM
If that spot is as big as it looks, you might be able to see it on the sensor by setting the camera to a long exposure time and peering past the shutter with a flashlight.

David M
28th October 2012, 03:52 PM
Let me guess, the good deal was because it was an ex-demo or used body.

jamie allan
28th October 2012, 04:12 PM
If the good deal was a really good one and you don't want to return it it is relatively easy to clean the sensor yourself. There are various threads on here on how to do so.