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    Hi

    Happy Lunar New Year to all.

    As above, any tips ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Hi

    Happy Lunar New Year to all.

    As above, any tips ?

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    hmm..a tricky one to avoid dust...but most ppl would invert the body downwards and attach the lens fast... but still depends on where you are too...if surrounding too dusty...dun change at the place..

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    Can change in your bag and remember to switch off your camera when changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Hi

    Happy Lunar New Year to all.

    As above, any tips ?
    Avoid dusty, moist and sandy places such as near road areas and beaches. Also, when changing lens, point the DSLR downwards and remove the lens, then quickly mount the other lens.
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    shoot..i always never off leh... if it's windy, i change with my back facing the wind

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    shoot..i always never off leh... if it's windy, i change with my back facing the wind
    As the censor would have a charge (Static) when the power is on, dust particles would have a higher chance to attach onto it.

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    After turning off your camera, wait a while before changing lens? Let the static lessen first???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhiliang View Post
    After turning off your camera, wait a while before changing lens? Let the static lessen first???
    Unsure... maybe use a grounding wire to discharge the camera static first.

    If time doesn't permit, then got to do the fast way by turning off then change lens immediately.

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    i just change whenever and however i need to...

    rather have speed and efficiency on the field then when i'm back home/studio then do watever i need to do - like cleaning/blowing the sensor.

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    i'll send my camera to canon for cleaning once i see dust in my pictures... pay $21 and wait for 1 hour (or even less if you tell them you're in a hurry!)

    rather then miss a shot just because of scared of dust / dont like changing lens etc etc, i'll rather get a dusty sensor then to miss a shot! =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratix View Post
    i'll send my camera to canon for cleaning once i see dust in my pictures... pay $21 and wait for 1 hour (or even less if you tell them you're in a hurry!)

    rather then miss a shot just because of scared of dust / dont like changing lens etc etc, i'll rather get a dusty sensor then to miss a shot! =)
    hi,

    where you send your lens to clean har???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekiang View Post
    hi,

    where you send your lens to clean har???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO View Post
    i just change whenever and however i need to...

    rather have speed and efficiency on the field then when i'm back home/studio then do watever i need to do - like cleaning/blowing the sensor.
    second this. just change and dun think so much lah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumma View Post
    second this. just change and dun think so much lah!
    Third this. Just change and heck care. A bit of dust won't kill your camera! Worst case just send for cleaning or just buy one of those sensor cleaning tools. It's very easy to clean the sensor these days, it's ridiculous!

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    Is it enough to just use blower to clean the sensor?

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    if you are really concern about dust... always bring plastic bag big enough to fit the camera and one hand to change your lens... im sure this will help a lot to avoid dust getting in to your sensor... but make sure of course that your bag is dust free...

    but im not practicing this one... coz i dont care at all with those dust....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    As the censor would have a charge (Static) when the power is on, dust particles would have a higher chance to attach onto it.
    Aha! This gives me an idea... get one of those small battery-powered / usb-powered air ioniser... turn it on and change lens near it... dust will be attracted to ioniser more than to the sensor as ioniser has higher voltage at its ion-producing tips
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    Quote Originally Posted by alloymist View Post
    Is it enough to just use blower to clean the sensor?
    Sometimes, the blower cannot dislodge the stubbon ones.

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