Hmm.. I think I did something wrong...

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    Well let's start with the begining.I was doing something with the camera and removed the lens... and I think i left it like that for a few mins... a few hours later when i started shooting again i saw some dots on the viewfinder and i knew it was dust so... I tried to remove it because the dust removal did not want to remove it. And i think I accidentally kinda scratched the sensor but with the lens mounted the scratches doesn't appear so... I wanted to ask if these little scratches will affect my photos in the future and if they will... WHAT CAN I DO?? Because I'm kinda nervous...
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    Another thing.If the sensor IS scratched do the scratches appear on the surface of the sensor?? because I checked the sensor and it looks fine to me... Thanks and I hope I can figure this out
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    First, you cannot actually scratch the sensor. You can scratch the coating that covers it, but even that isn't all that easy to do. If you saw the dirt through the view finder, more than likely the dirt was on the mirror or focusing screen. You cannot see the sensor through the view finder.

    The only way to tell if the images will be affected is to take images and look at them.
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    Well I downloaded some images in my PC and they appear to have some dark spots and some lines, tiny tiny lines but I think those are from the textile with which i tried to remove the dust.
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    Can you post an image (preferably a nice blue sky).

    Set your camera to F20, 1/200 and 1/160, ISO 200
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    Oh man sorry but it's pitch black here but i can post a photo i made to a wall in my room... 1/6 F36

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    sry for late post...
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    That looks like dust to me. Anyone else? Scratches are usually relatively straight, no?

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    Well I'll start cleaning this baby up next thing in the morning Wheew I was so stressed out that those were scratches on the sensor
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    Well, if nothing else, clean the sensor, carefully. If it is dust it should at least move around. If it doesn't move it could be a scratched sensor, or it could also be on the lens.

    Take the same picture with a different lens to rule that out.

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