How dust appear?

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  1. LilithsMommy

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    We had dust on our sensor right out of the box. It was so bad we had to take it in to be cleaned. We will usually blow it out. If it's too bad, we'll take it in and pay for it to be cleaned.


     
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    I swap lenses all the time too, because I have to! I shoot a primary body that is far superior than my backup body and I need to switch from a short to long lens a lot! Do what you have to do!

    By the way zoliky, how did you take a self portrait with your lens cap on?!? =o)
     
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    I take the self portrait with mobile phone :)
     
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    What the HELL :irked: I need to do to avoid the dust on CCD. I clean the sensor every week with Eclipse fluid.

    This is not a good method.. I hate this Nikon D40X camera. I never change the lens. I have a 50mm lens not more. And I have dust.. And very ugly dust, appear at f8 and the rocket blower not help me to clean the CCD!

    I hear much wet cleaning damage the sensor.. Any idea?
     
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    Dust is part of owning a dslr.. there's really nothing you can do about it. Film SLRs have dust too, but since the surface changes after every shot/film advance, you probably wouldn't notice.

    I clean my sensor myself when I start noticing a lot of dust.. if it's just one or two spots.. well, photoshop has a clone tool..
     
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    You probably could remedy most of the dust problem with a Giottos Rocket Blower. Also, I'm surprised you have any issues with dust as low as f1.8 aperture. I never see dust until I get upwards of f16. You sure it's not collecting on the back of the lens (mount end)?
     
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    The dust appear at f/8. Sometimes I want to capture a whole subject, not isolated subjects at f/1.8 !

    This much wet cleaning thing damage the low-pass filter, is true ?
     
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    You can swap camera to the latest olympus, it has built in dust removal. Every time the camera is switched on it shakes the sensor to get rid the dust. You pay about $500 or more for that - but that includes antishake feature built in as well.

    Alternatively you have to master your tools to suit you, as you are the master of your tools. Otherwise it end up works the other way round.

    Yes? No?
     
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    Upgrade is not a solution for me.. Now I don't have enough money.

    Yes I think rocket blower is good idea but here exist a welded dust and not leave the sensor with blower.

    I need to use Eclipse fluid and I don't know exactly, this is a good solution for me?.. The fluid not damage the low-pass filter after much cleaning?

    I try to keep the camera every time in bag.
     
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    I have just bought a cleaning kit which is still not open at the moment. It includes the blower brush, bottle of liquid and a tissues. I will use unly blower for the dust, no more. More than that I will let the reseller to do it.

    Is your camera still under warranty?
     
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