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How do you prevent dust from getting on your sensor?


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
17 May 2007 12:31PM
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Rende e2
7 37 4 Netherlands
17 May 2007 12:48PM

Quote:


I didn't mean sticking my head in! Just hands, camera and lenses, like in the old days where you had this light-proof bag to put the camera in to fiddle with the film. Still, since I haven't tried it out yet, it might be a silly idea Wink
Rende
justin c e2
11 4.6k 36 England
17 May 2007 1:30PM

Quote:I didn't mean sticking my head in!


Ah right!! Could be where I was going wrong then. Smile


In fact I nearly forgot,I did also try your method of just putting the camera and lens inside the bag,I figured it may perhaps be a better method following my near death experience of getting in with the camera Smile

Anyway to cut a long story short, all appeared to be going well,my face didn't turn blue this time,which was a result,the lens changing went smoothly,even the sensor appeared relatively dust free,only trouble I found was the camera ended up full of c..p,I'm still finding it now,several months on.:-(


I'm still awaiting a response from Hovis as to why there packaging doesn't carry an appropriate warning,bloody company :-(.

I wouldn't be daft enough to make the same mistake twice though






























I'm using Kingsmill (medium sliced) next time Smile
samfurlong e2
8 2.5k United Kingdom
17 May 2007 1:40PM
You can't stop dust getting on your sensor - period!

You can minimize it by always using a body cap when there is no lens on the camera, not changing lenses in dusty environments etc..

Learn to clean your chip yourself or take it to a local camera repair place which offers a ccd cleaning service every few months when the dust becomes bad . Many will do it while you wait and only charge a tenner or so.
RipleyExile e2
11 1.6k 17 England
17 May 2007 2:05PM
Or you could never venture outside of a clean room. Your picture will start to get a bit samey after a while though.
Geoffphoto e2
8 13.5k United Kingdom
17 May 2007 2:12PM

Quote:never venture outside of a clean room


Some high street photographers make a living out of this Smile
mdpontin e2
10 6.0k Scotland
17 May 2007 4:05PM
Perhaps the reason why some people have more dust problems than others is down to the individual. After all, some seem more susceptible to getting static shocks off cars, or around the house. Maybe their own personal electrostatic field means they're walking around in a more dense dust cloud than the rest of us, and so are more likely to get some of it on the sensor.

Well it was just a thought... Wink

Doug
RipleyExile e2
11 1.6k 17 England
17 May 2007 4:18PM

Quote:Maybe their own personal electrostatic field means they're walking around in a more dense dust cloud than the rest of us


What? Like the dirty kid off Charlie Brown? No wonder you have dust problems. Smile
mdpontin e2
10 6.0k Scotland
17 May 2007 4:19PM
Me?! Who said I had dust problems? Now if you'd said cobwebs... Wink
RipleyExile e2
11 1.6k 17 England
17 May 2007 4:29PM
So it wasn't like, "I have a friend who has a problem..." then? Smile
mdpontin e2
10 6.0k Scotland
17 May 2007 4:43PM
LOL! No, I'm quite capable of buying my own sensor swabs, thank you! (Actually I use Giottos Rocket Air). Wink
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
17 May 2007 8:20PM

Quote:How do you prevent dust from getting on your sensor?


Don't buy a dSLR - use a film camera instead.

Wink

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