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mklass

Tacoma, US
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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Thu 04-Oct-12 11:54 PM | edited Fri 05-Oct-12 02:40 AM by mklass

I guess it's just the nature of high resolution, but now that I've had time to work on most of my early D800e shots, I notice that almost any dust or smudge on a lens with show up in the image. A LensPen or Rocket blower, frequently used, seems to be a required companion. At first I thought the sensor was dirty, but it is a clean as can be.

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#1. "RE: Dust more prevelant" | In response to Reply # 0

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Fri 05-Oct-12 12:27 AM

I'm not sure that I am seeing that much more dust, but I do have about more awareness and am making more of an effort to keep everything clean.

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bkinthebay

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#2. "RE: Dust more prevelant" | In response to Reply # 0

bkinthebay Registered since 27th Feb 2010
Fri 05-Oct-12 02:12 PM | edited Fri 05-Oct-12 03:23 PM by bkinthebay

Could you post an example? I always thought dust on the lens would be so much out of focus that it does not show up on pictures.

FineArtSnaps

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#3. "RE: Dust more prevelant" | In response to Reply # 2

FineArtSnaps Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jun 2012
Fri 05-Oct-12 03:22 PM

I'm with Bernard, Mick. Are you sure the dust isn't on your sensor? Dust on a lens might give you a lens flare, but it couldn't show up on your picture as discrete dust.

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mklass

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Fri 05-Oct-12 04:21 PM

>I'm with Bernard, Mick. Are you sure the dust isn't on your
>sensor? Dust on a lens might give you a lens flare, but it
>couldn't show up on your picture as discrete dust.

Definitely not on the sensor. It is not just a spec and moves or disappears with a change of lenses. I examined the sensor with a loupe and it is clean. I suspect a dust spot on a lens is going to be much larger on a D800 image than a D3s or D700.

Same issue with a smudge on a lens.

I'll post some examples when I get home tonight.

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