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How often do you swab your sensor?

archivue

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archivue Registered since 26th Mar 2002
Mon 25-Feb-13 10:00 PM

I used to clean my D200, D700, myself, then with the D3x, I became lazy and give it to my next door shop (Nikon repair authorized dealer) !

My usual turnover rate is one time every three to four months, sometimes less, or just before going for a distant trip (they also test everything else like some loose screws, or AF, or the whole set of menus I don't even use !!!).
I also give my lenses, as new out of the box when I get them back. As the guy in the shop says, if you don't clean your lenses, it's no use to clean the sensor ! They have a vacuum system, taking the dust out of the camera (or lens), instead of pushing it further in as I used to do...

I use mostly primes and often change lenses in the field (Er... Street!). In between I use a blower when really necessary. I seldom go over f/8 so tiny specs don't bother me too much, but I find this camera quite "clean" as it is...

I might get an Artic brush thing if I see one in a shop, as it seems nice for the stubborn dust speck (but not for oily drops)!

With the D700 and the pseudo cleaning system, I had even more constant dust then with this one that has no auto-cleaning feature... Go figure

Jacques

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