A Very Dirty Story

06th August 2013
...so the shopkeeper replies "Ping-pong balls? I thought you said 'King Kong's balls!'"

Anyway, not that kind of story.

Looks like my attempts at blowing out (so to speak) the inside of my camera have resulted in an absolute field of dust and grime ending up on the sensor. Maybe it's the mirror lubricant (what going on here!) that's got sprayed around.

I hope it comes across on the picture below.

Looks like I'm going to have to invest in some sensor swaps and have a go at sensor cleaning. Until then, I'm pretty stuck as there is no way I can clone out that amount of spots. Wish me luck.

Update: I bought Sensor Swab and Eclipse Fluid which was a tad expensive for 12 cleaning swabs. They're a bit like small paddles. After using 5 of them I was pretty happy with the result so I can confirm that the DIY route worked OK for me.