Ok, I didn’t really personally fill it with volcanic cinders. However, I was hanging around a place loaded with cinders and I got some dust spots on the sensor already. I also got another mystery piece of junk on the sensor that I found when shooting at F22.
In order to share the complete horror I’ve cropped the tar out of 2 photos to show you what I saw on my image sensor. I really had to zoom in to see it, but it’s there for sure. The second image is even more startling than the first.
Image number 2 prompted an “in the field” cleaning when I returned to the Versa. It was too much to bear. Some type of strange fiber showing up in a few shots. I got everything ready for cleaning at the car and then it happened……The 5D took a dive!
I shot at F22 a lot to see what was going on. Not on the lens, definitely on the sensor. Funny, a few days ago this strange fiber was on my viewfinder, I even saw it, and I blew it out with my little rocket blower. Looks like it didn’t get blown out, it headed to the sensor.
Fortunately the camera survived its spill, I got most of the dust out, and now I’m going to sit down with the Arctic Butterfly and do a cleaning.
Clearly the 5D is going to have a hard life with me. Hiking, scrambling on rocks, and living in a super dusty state. Let’s all hope it survives life at the Airstream!