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09/01/2006 01:39:35 PM · #1
Wow, there are a lot of people that need to clean their sensors. Before the voting ends on Silhouettes, lets have a dirty sensor challenge using these entries LOL. Give out some type of ghost turd award for the dirtiest one. I know it's basic editing, I just figured people would have cleaned their sensors for this type of challenge.

Message edited by author 2006-09-01 14:05:50.
09/01/2006 01:44:07 PM · #2
oh, oh... Ill win that one!!!
09/01/2006 01:46:18 PM · #3
Some of us tried but seem to have a dirt magnet right behind the sensor.
09/01/2006 01:53:24 PM · #4
Especially my D70

Clean it religiously every three days or so - but when I NEED the shot the sensor seems to sense that too and sucks some wet gob of wheaties onto itself which instantly dries and makes lots of PP fun removing gobs from the same place on every shot in the shoot.

Screw full-size sensors for Nikon - just give me a sensor that doesn't need so much cleaning!
09/01/2006 01:57:12 PM · #5
Originally posted by digitalknight:


Screw full-size sensors for Nikon - just give me a sensor that doesn't need so much cleaning!


Amen brother!
09/01/2006 02:46:32 PM · #6
At least sensor dust is relatively easy to clean when you have a dSLR. My P&S sucks quite a bit of dust in, and I have had to vacuum it out before.
09/01/2006 08:16:12 PM · #7
Originally posted by digitalknight:

Especially my D70


I'm approaching 20,000 exposures on my D70s... and I've needed to clean it once (I used deapee's tape method)

I'm pretty lazy about changing lenses and I shoot in abandonments a lot (dust, asbestos, etc...)

Do I have a magic camera?
09/01/2006 08:18:20 PM · #8
Originally posted by Raziel:

At least sensor dust is relatively easy to clean when you have a dSLR. My P&S sucks quite a bit of dust in, and I have had to vacuum it out before.


You get dust INSIDE your P&S so it shows up in photos? How?!? What opening are you vacuuming it out of?
09/01/2006 08:20:51 PM · #9
My 10D is pretty amazing, I rarely clean it and it just passed the 40,000 actuation mark. Considering I make my living shooting in dusty horse arenas and I live in the desert I pretty satisfied with it! I do, however have a big spot now tho.... might be time to do that yearly cleaning.
09/01/2006 08:54:42 PM · #10
I finally fully cleaned my D70 today. Guess I'll happily have to skip this challenge.

Tip: Your big ole vacuum cleaner has a teeny tiny attatchment to go on it's hose. Clean it off and use it. Then clean your sensor, and vacuum off all the fuzz from those "lint-free" pads. Yeah right, lint-free my butt.
09/01/2006 09:04:38 PM · #11
I had to stop reading at the phrase 'ghost turd' because my eyes teared up. Is Mr. Hanky really dead?
09/01/2006 09:46:10 PM · #12
Originally posted by wavelength:



Tip: Your big ole vacuum cleaner has a teeny tiny attatchment to go on it's hose. Clean it off and use it. Then clean your sensor, and vacuum off all the fuzz from those "lint-free" pads. Yeah right, lint-free my butt.


Wow. I can see the mirrors going up into the bag right now.
;)
09/01/2006 10:12:33 PM · #13
Originally posted by fir3bird:



Wow. I can see the mirrors going up into the bag right now.
;)


If it was that flimsy, there's no way it could last through 100,000+ shutter clicks before dying. Would be kinda funny though.
09/01/2006 11:51:26 PM · #14
Originally posted by fatLouie:

Originally posted by digitalknight:

Especially my D70


I'm approaching 20,000 exposures on my D70s... and I've needed to clean it once (I used deapee's tape method)

I'm pretty lazy about changing lenses and I shoot in abandonments a lot (dust, asbestos, etc...)

Do I have a magic camera?


Now that's what I'm talking about baby! Nice. I'm going to send you a free patented deapee cleaning kit™
09/02/2006 04:21:05 AM · #15
Originally posted by levyj413:

Originally posted by Raziel:

At least sensor dust is relatively easy to clean when you have a dSLR. My P&S sucks quite a bit of dust in, and I have had to vacuum it out before.


You get dust INSIDE your P&S so it shows up in photos? How?!? What opening are you vacuuming it out of?


The lens assembly is badly sealed so it gets in there. Shows up as dark patches on photos, especially ones with the sky in. I held the lens assembly over the hole where you connect the hose to the vacuum cleaner. Turned the vacuum and camera on, and zoomed the lens up and down a couple of times. It works very well, just don't tell Sony :)
09/06/2006 01:35:28 PM · #16
Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by fir3bird:



Wow. I can see the mirrors going up into the bag right now.
;)


If it was that flimsy, there's no way it could last through 100,000+ shutter clicks before dying. Would be kinda funny though.


The mirror assembly is much more fragile than you would like to imagine. Were it as strong as you think it would last 100 million cycles. You poke it and suck air around it at it's peril.
09/06/2006 01:38:30 PM · #17
As I am new to having a dslr, what is the easiest way to clean it from time to time without sending it out?
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