Sensor Troubles

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  1. YoungPic

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    you may remember a while back i was having issues cleaning my sensor, well thats all been fixed but now it seems to be getting fibers and dust on it at least once a week, and i dont change lens at all basically, so my question is, why is i constantly getting dirty?
     
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    well... theres a chance it could be getting in through the lens... you could put a filter on it if you dont already have one
     
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    i do have a filter on it and ive cleaned the lens to, is it possible i have a bad seal or small crack in the body, and if its any help ive been doing some rapid shooting of golf swings
     
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    well, sometimes the gears and all the working parts in the camera will cause little bits of stuff to get put in the camera body, i woudl think rapid shooting could be possibly a cause of that, could be metal shavings, bits of oil, stuff like that , probably normal though. what kinda camera do you have?
     
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    i have a pentax istdl, itll be a year old in july
     
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    Do you turn the camera off when you do remove the lens? Leaving it on, may cause static electricity to attract dust etc.
     
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    i always make sure i turn the camera off when i change the lens
     
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    Well it is a mechanical device. Anything mechanical will begin to break down over time. Given that you do quite a bit of rapid shooting this break down can occur earlier. If you rarely change your lens then I would have to guess the camera itself is producing the particulate internally.
     

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