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Poll - When was the last time you cleaned your digital...

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Chrissie_Lay

    Chrissie_Lay AP Editor's PA

    ....camera sensor?

    Vote on this week's poll - When was the last time you cleaned your digital camera sensor?

  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    No times on my current ones!
    Lots of times on my old Nikon D50
    I stick to primes when I can. This does seem to help. Zooming did seem to aggravate the problem of dust on my old camera.

  3. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    I've never cleaned the sensor.

    Only ever had a problem with dirt on the sensor once so far, it was on my D300 when it was about 5 years old; I sent it to Nikon for a service and clean.
  4. Atavar

    Atavar Well-Known Member

    The last camera I owned without vibrate sensor dust farewell systems* was a D80 which I rocket blew every so often. Since then I have used the blower so infrequently I cannot recall where I left it...

    *translate to whatever your chosen brand calls it.
  5. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    bit of a dust gatherer then:p
    I've been lucky and have only ever had to blow a bit of dust/hairs off the sensor a couple of times in ten years of inter-changeable lens photography
  6. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    My Pentax DSLRs have a vibrating sensor anti dust system, which seems very effective. I've never seen any signs of dust on my photos, despite occasionally changing lenses outdoors, and usually shooting at f/8 - f/16.

    My old Fuji S3 Pro did get dust, and needed a blow with the Rocket every few months, and even that didn't always sort it, but I became quite handy with the spot heal tool! :)

    Since the poll options don't seem to allow for having more than one camera, I chose "Never", since that applies to the camera I use most.
  7. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    I have been using DLSRs for getting on for 10 years, first Olympus (various), and now supplemented by a Canon 6D and have never had to do a sensor clean on any of them.
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    A few puffs from the rocket blower whenever there is visible dust on the sensor.
  9. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I can't vote there isn't an appropriate answer. I clean my sensors when they needs it.
  10. Steve Bell

    Steve Bell Well-Known Member

    In most cases once I'm home after a shoot that has involved changing lenses I'll give the sensor and mirror a preventive blast of air from the rocket blower. I do the same with the rear element of any of the lenses I've used, and also blast the lens rear cap. I then clean the lens front element, usually with the rocket and sometimes a lens brush. Then recharge battery/s and reformat any SD card used once backed up. The bag and camera kit is then ready to grab and used. I do have a sensor wet cleaning kit but so far haven't needed it.
  11. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    I give my sensor a couple of puffs before a pro shoot but other than that I don;t bother. I've never had any of my sensors cleaned, nor would I attempt to do it myself.
  12. Ffolrord

    Ffolrord Well-Known Member

    A week or so ago. Very quick and easy to do.
  13. Ilovemycam

    Ilovemycam In the Stop Bath

    Never, I may blow em once in a while but that is it.
  14. Roy5051

    Roy5051 Well-Known Member

    I don't keep any of them that long................:)
  15. Klaesser

    Klaesser Active Member

    Prefer to leave it alone - supposedly a self cleaner
  16. spike 1960

    spike 1960 New Member

    I've had my DSLR for about 8 years now and never cleaned inside and so far haven't noticed any appreciable problems (touch wood) on the basis if I tried to poke about inside things I don't understand I would do more damage.

    I do try and limit changing lenses outside particularly in wet weather.

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