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The Truth About Dust and Sensors

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Wed 12-Dec-12 11:04 AM | edited Wed 12-Dec-12 11:08 AM by KnightPhoto

To answer your question, I have had to wet clean my D4 once in 8 months. And right from the get-go in 2007 the D3 had the reputation of being a dust magnet requiring constant vigilance.

FX sensors are 2.25 times the area of DX so one stands to accumulate 2.25 the amount of dust. I support the OP in indicating one has to develop the cleaning skills and that yes it comes with the territory of being a serious digital photographer.

As an aside the D4 is a phenomenal camera for what you describe: killer AF, handles low light like a dream, and fps and buffer make it a great speed cam.

Best regards, SteveK

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