View Poll Results: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

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  • yes, but only if i can see spots on my pictures

    24 36.92%
  • yes, to the point i avoid changing lenses

    5 7.69%
  • yes, i send my camera for professional cleaning

    10 15.38%
  • yes, i bought some cleaning equipment to DIY

    7 10.77%
  • no, dust is unavoidable like gf going shopping

    13 20.00%
  • no, the built-in sensor cleaning will take care of it

    6 9.23%
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    Default who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    just a show of hands, who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

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    meeeeeeeeeee

    *raise hoof*

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    I recently had more problems with it than ever. Used to be dust free for weeks-months, now one shoot can come back with 5 visible dust spots :/

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Is a pain only if you have a phobia of cleaning your sensor and the fear is totally unwarranted for IMHO.

    Take a piece of ordinary plastic lens and wipe it with your shirt for an entire day and chances is that they will still be no scratches.
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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Is a pain only if you have a phobia of cleaning your sensor and the fear is totally unwarranted for IMHO.

    Take a piece of ordinary plastic lens and wipe it with your shirt for an entire day and chances is that they will still be no scratches.
    I have no phobia of cleaning my shoes but getting them muddy is still a pain :P

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    I have no phobia of cleaning my shoes but getting them muddy is still a pain :P
    Well for me, I simply unmount the lens and wipe the optical low-pass filter around with SensorKlear. Painfree execution in under 1 minute.

    Here is the lab test result for lenspen cleaning efficiency for anyone that is interested.
    Last edited by 9V-Orion Images; 10th May 2010 at 01:06 AM.
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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Well for me, I simply unmount the lens and wipe the optical low-pass filter around with SensorKlear. Painfree execution in under 1 minute.

    Here is the lab test result for lenspen cleaning efficiency for anyone that is interested.


    Just got my Lenspen sensor loupe and sensor pen too, works amazingly well. The link however, is for lenspen on lenses not sensors though...
    Last edited by sabee; 10th May 2010 at 01:13 AM.

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post


    Just got my Lenspen sensor loupe and sensor pen too, works amazingly well. The link however, is for lenspen on lenses not sensors though...
    As far as I am concern, the optical anti-aliasing or low-pass filter directly in front of the sensor is a piece of glass too so technically you are cleaning a glass and not the sensor itself.
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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    As far as I am concern, the optical anti-aliasing or low-pass filter directly in front of the sensor is a piece of glass too so technically you are cleaning a glass and not the sensor itself.
    They are still made of completely different materials though - but I digress. OT too much :P

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Dust on sensor still ok. But dust inside the viewfinder is damn irritating!

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Wow... at the moment, we're equally divided!


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    for me i think prevention is better than cure. i wear glasses using zeiss lens and even so scratches are unavoidable. i will probably use a blower to do a level 1 & 2 maintenance. otherwise will probaby send it for professional cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Wow... at the moment, we're equally divided!

    lol. on screen yes. technically 6 out of 9 or 67% say dust is a pain one way or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    lol. on screen yes. technically 6 out of 9 or 67% say dust is a pain one way or the other.
    The poll is rigged! It's designed to make dust a pain (one way or the other)

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Six years, no dust problem, even with four of those years in a high construction area.

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Use olympus, best anti-dust for sensor
    The way I change lense will make other people scream, or at least jawdrop. LOL

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    my friend borrowed my camera for her safari trip. when she came back i had like couple of dust spots. sians.

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    I only clean the sensor when I can see dust on my pic

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?
    It's part of the pleasure of digital photography.

    That reminds me I need to get a bottle of pure methanol if I want to continue to enjoy the pleasure.

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    Default Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    It's part of the pleasure of digital photography.

    That reminds me I need to get a bottle of pure methanol if I want to continue to enjoy the pleasure.
    Whoa! Kinky!!

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