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    Default Should I store them together in the dry cabinet?

    I got only 1 lens so far.
    So as to minimize the dust particle from entering the camera and lens, should I store them away attached together, in the dry cabinet?

    Is there any cons of doing so?

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Doesn't matter.
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    Doesn't matter at all. Store as you like, the dust won't care much and enter lens and body anyway. Resistance is futile
    Get a blower to remove dust. But unless it's sitting on the sensor chances are pretty low that it affects your images.
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    For convenience's sake, storing them attached together would make life easier for you.

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    Minimal exposure of the camera's internals to open air will reduce the chances of dust entering and getting stuck on your sensors. However, this doesn't mean that dust will not enter, it can still enter when you zoom/focus your lens during normal use, your lens kinda "breathes" during such activities. Storing them away attached together would be a good idea, besides being convenient. However, its not the solution to dust problems.
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    good idea to store them together, but i usually take it apart... not enough space!
    Playing with M43.

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    Personally I'll recommend leaving the lens on and minimizing exposure of the body interior unless absolutely necessary. Lesser chance of dust getting onto the sensor.

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    no matter wad u do...dust will find its way to your sensor. its juz a matter of:
    -time
    -size of dust
    -amount of dust

    you will find dust in your viewfinder one day too. its normal. i used to fret like you but as time goes on, i realize no matter wad i did was in vain. dust will make its way there. unless you are shooting at f/11 to f/22...i don't think you need to be very paranoid about dust. just my 2c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auden09 View Post
    no matter wad u do...dust will find its way to your sensor. its juz a matter of:
    -time
    -size of dust
    -amount of dust

    you will find dust in your viewfinder one day too. its normal. i used to fret like you but as time goes on, i realize no matter wad i did was in vain. dust will make its way there. unless you are shooting at f/11 to f/22...i don't think you need to be very paranoid about dust. just my 2c.
    Still, it's better to minimise the risk.

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    I would be more concerned in getting the shot, then worry about dust and can't change lenses outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lioneldude View Post
    I would be more concerned in getting the shot, then worry about dust and can't change lenses outdoors.

    Just don't tell tell camera about dust and it's all fine. With worrying about 'minimizing risk' I'd have missed a lot of opportunities and great pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post

    Just don't tell tell camera about dust and it's all fine. With worrying about 'minimizing risk' I'd have missed a lot of opportunities and great pictures.
    When I first started I was hesitant of changing lens outdoors. Dust etc. Heard stories of people who buy 2 camera bodies just to have a wide zoom and a telephoto lens so that they don't need to change lens when outdoors.

    Slowly I realize I was missing on a lot of things. That's when I change my mindset. Learn how to live with small dust.

    However there was one incident I really had a big particle. The dust showed up at 420mm f/5.6. Luckily I have review the photos on the spot and knew something big was inside. What I did was unmount the lens, replace body cap and do sensor cleaning, and the big particle fell off. No problems after that.

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    Actually the camera sensor shaking thing can work pretty well. I had a spot of dust when I took a shot at f22. Used the sensor shaking and dust actually came off. So useful that I set it to auto-clean whenever I switch of my camera just to keep the sensor as clean as possible.

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    When I first started I was hesitant of changing lens outdoors. Dust etc. Heard stories of people who buy 2 camera bodies just to have a wide zoom and a telephoto lens so that they don't need to change lens when outdoors.
    I am personally one of those people.

    Two reasons why we do so:

    1. We don't miss shots because we have the right lens on at the right time.
    2. We don't have to worry about foreign matter on our sensors during a blizzard/thunderstorm/dust storm. During normal conditions. DON'T WORRY AND SHOOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auden09 View Post
    no matter wad u do...dust will find its way to your sensor. its juz a matter of:
    -time
    -size of dust
    -amount of dust

    you will find dust in your viewfinder one day too. its normal. i used to fret like you but as time goes on, i realize no matter wad i did was in vain. dust will make its way there. unless you are shooting at f/11 to f/22...i don't think you need to be very paranoid about dust. just my 2c.
    My old canon ixus had dust in the viewfinder too, & i thought that happened because i didnt really take care of the humidity issue. This will happen in dslrs' eventually too? even if we take care of the humidity issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertas View Post
    My old canon ixus had dust in the viewfinder too, & i thought that happened because i didnt really take care of the humidity issue. This will happen in dslrs' eventually too? even if we take care of the humidity issues?
    At lower humidity dust will be even more mobile
    It doesn't matter whether you put your cam into dry cabinet or not, the dust will find its way when you use it. Just have look at all your bags and pockets where you put the camera. Use a lint roller (sticky tape) and you'll see how much dust and lints are settling there. The advantage of DSLR is that you can clean the camera. Learn to live with some dust in viewfinder, rather pay attention to dust on the sensor.
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    I change my lenses in one of these glovebox that complies with the ultra stringent ISO 14644-1 Class 1 standard in order to minimise possibly entry of foreign contaminants into the camera body and lenses.

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    If it's a M43 or one of those new EVILs with APS-C sensors, i'd say that it's better to store with the lens attached to the camera, especially the original lens and body caps have already found their way to the heaven for lost/discarded camera parts.

    Reason being that while the image sensor in DSLRs are well protected by the swinging mirror and the always-closed shutter, EVILs lack the mirror and the shutter is always open, regardless of whether the camera is on or not. And open shutters during storage = big fat invitation for dust to enter.

    Personally, I don't care two hoots about dust myself. And as proof of that, i once changed my NX10's lens under a fast food restaurant vent that was blowing hot air down to my camera. And the digicam is still churning our sharp images today without a single round of the built-in sensor cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    I change my lenses in one of these glovebox that complies with the ultra stringent ISO 14644-1 Class 1 standard in order to minimise possibly entry of foreign contaminants into the camera body and lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    I change my lenses in one of these glovebox that complies with the ultra stringent ISO 14644-1 Class 1 standard in order to minimise possibly entry of foreign contaminants into the camera body and lenses.


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