I recently purchased a D1X and within a week I had the CCD covered in dust
I have already had it cleaned twice by Nikon in Torrance ( by the way they are very good about it they cleaned it while I waited and they did not charge me a penny). They told me it was my lenses I was using 28-80 f/3.5-5.6D- I can understand why dust could get in though that, and I also have a 70-300 f/4-5.6 D a little better lens but still not so hot when it comes to dust control.
So I am wondering if anyone could tell me of a good semi dust proof zoom lens I could get.
I am getting crazy not being able to use my new camera, It is so far the best camera I have ever used but also the worst because of the dust issue- sometimes I kinda feel like I should go back to shooting slide film, it's easier to clean the dust off.
Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
#2. "RE: Lens for dust conditions" | In response to Reply # 1Wadd Basic MemberSat 28-Sep-02 08:18 PM
>this torrance store...what is the name?...are they online
>i heard lots of positives about torance store...not sure if
>its the same one...
It is the Nikon repair facility inTorrance - Not a store
#3. "RE: Lens for dust conditions" | In response to Reply # 0
Briefly, fixed lenses will not cause a lot of dust intake. All telescoping lenses, where the rear elements go into the barrel (away from the CCD), are going to attract and let in dust. So, naturally, the more you use them, the greater the build-up will occur - even if you have sterile, pristine conditions.
This may be very unfashionable, but, I wrap my zooms with plastic, snug enough to seal the seams, and just loose enough to allow it to function. Until Nikon comes up with a better solution, this really helps keep dust to a minimum.
Best of luck,