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 Re: who thinks dust on sensor is a pain?

    i can't be bothered about the dust...since it rarely shows up as i shoot with large apertures. but i guess it would be a real pain if you're into landscapes and stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    Six years, no dust problem, even with four of those years in a high construction area.
    is that even possible? you never change lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antacid View Post
    i can't be bothered about the dust...since it rarely shows up as i shoot with large apertures. but i guess it would be a real pain if you're into landscapes and stuff
    It is really a real pain. Clone until siaz.

    I mostly shoot at f/16 - f/22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    Six years, no dust problem, even with four of those years in a high construction area.
    Any dust on sensor will enhance the dust in the high construction area in the photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    is that even possible? you never change lens?
    Since my camera equipment in my backpack is stored separately, I always have to attach a lens to shoot. Sometimes, I even remember to remove all the caps so everything fits.

    It's a shame that you must clean the lens, though. Why doesn't the Olympus SSWF clean the lens also?

    The SSWF is quite effective, though. A friend got some Nikon body and before he took 20 frames, he needed to blow out the dust. Oops.

    When changing lenses, do you hold the opening up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    When changing lenses, do you hold the opening up?
    esp when it is raining. double up as a mug.

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    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.
    I too am searching for 100% IPA since my regular "supplier" from Jurong Island seized all "smuggling" activities after accidentally immolating himself in an unfortunate smoking incident.

    Anybody knows where I can get a container of it? Preferably in 250 ml or 500 ml.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    Since my camera equipment in my backpack is stored separately, I always have to attach a lens to shoot. Sometimes, I even remember to remove all the caps so everything fits.

    It's a shame that you must clean the lens, though. Why doesn't the Olympus SSWF clean the lens also?

    The SSWF is quite effective, though. A friend got some Nikon body and before he took 20 frames, he needed to blow out the dust. Oops.

    When changing lenses, do you hold the opening up?
    oh.. olympus. yeah, their dust cleaning system is still the best around huh?

    i don't really care, unless there is sand flying about the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    I too am searching for 100% IPA since my regular "supplier" from Jurong Island seized all "smuggling" activities after accidentally immolating himself in an unfortunate smoking incident.

    Anybody knows where I can get a container of it? Preferably in 250 ml or 500 ml.
    you mean "ceased", not "seized"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    I too am searching for 100% IPA since my regular "supplier" from Jurong Island seized all "smuggling" activities after accidentally immolating himself in an unfortunate smoking incident.

    Anybody knows where I can get a container of it? Preferably in 250 ml or 500 ml.
    Try any chemist and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    esp when it is raining. double up as a mug.
    The sensor will boil the water to make sure it's bacteria free.

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    oh.. olympus. yeah, their dust cleaning system is still the best around huh?

    i don't really care, unless there is sand flying about the place.
    No doubt. Considering where I was living, Florida, sand, sawdust, and ash from forest fires were all too common. It might not be a necessity in all environments but there are many chances of contamination.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    meeeeeeeeeee

    *raise hoof*
    who doesnt get pissed by the dust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    who doesnt get pissed by the dust?
    Normally the dust on my sensor is dry one.

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    I think dust on my viewfinder is more painful to see. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    It is really a real pain. Clone until siaz.
    I mostly shoot at f/16 - f/22.
    Agreed, i can still live with cloning for a while but after some time I'd just send it in for sensor and general cleaning when i can't stand it any further.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    I think dust on my viewfinder is more painful to see. LOL!
    I had that with my D200, the dust actually got between the focus screen and the base of the pentaprism. Had to remove the focus screen to clean out the dust, its a pain but well worth the effort. Better than having to live with the dust everytime i look through the viewfinder.
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    I m almost reaching the threshold for sending for sensor cleaning liao..

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    ...pimple

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

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    who doesnt get pissed by the dust?
    I thought alcohol was better for that.

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    Using SensorKlear too, works fine for me

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    whenever i get dust on my sensor i do this:

    1) USB vacuum cleaner to suck up the dust
    2) cotton swabs with kiwi kleen to mop it
    3) use a straw to blow it all dry

    it works

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