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Old 03-26-2008   #1
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OK. I'm using the ole blue-screen method for cleaning my SLR's sensor. I look at the monitor and there is a mote towards the upper right hand corner. Then, looking down at the sensor, camera bottom towards me, what corner of the sensor needs attention? You'd be surprised how many sensor cleaning tool vendors I've asked this question without getting an answer. Let's get a definitive - optically based - answer.
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The opposite corner from its appearance on the image.

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Yep, its a mirror image of whats on your screen. Upper left glob on your screen is upper right when facing your sensor.
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Yep, its a mirror image of whats on your screen. Upper left glob on your screen is upper right when facing your sensor.
I thought it was "upside down". Wouldn't it be at the bottom right on the sensor?
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Yeah, I misspoke there.
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I thought it was "upside down". Wouldn't it be at the bottom right on the sensor?
...globs left, right, up, down ?? shoot Olympus and care no more!

...just thought I would mention this, saves Mr. Pickles a post

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Upper right on photo is lower right on sensor, as looking in from the lens toward the sensor.
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Upper right on photo is lower right on sensor, as looking in from the lens toward the sensor.
Yep, that's what I was trying to type
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....just thought I would mention this, saves Mr. Pickles a post
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Let's see if this diagram helps...



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