How do you live with continuing dust?
How do you deal with severe dust conditions,
I'm currently on an extended trip in Australia, first photo opportunity was at a large dam, had to deal with very high humidity, got up in the morning and everything was fogged up,
Learnt to live with that, glad I had a D700, mate had a D80 and had moisture intrusion,
I'm getting off track here, but that's how the trip started,
As I pressed on, 700-800km 4x4, I had dust coming out of everywhere,
Sometimes I just did not change lenses for fear of getting too much inside the body,
Starting to get a lot of dust on the mirror now, plus a couple of specs on the sensor,
What is the best routine under these conditions? Or do you just have to live with it?
I will have to get a Nikon agent to clean the body when I get home!
Is there a mini vacuum device for extracting dust en route?
PS: Using primes is not always a good thing!
#1. "RE: How do you live with continuing dust?" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sat 15-Aug-09 01:37 AM
I just low it out every morning with a rocket blower. Bit then again, none of my cameras have an anti-dust either. I haven't had to do a wet cleaning in about a year, and I pretty much change lenses any time I need to. I spent today at a racetrack whose name means "dry lake," and I still changed lenses about 20 times...
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#2. "RE: How do you live with continuing dust?" | In response to Reply # 1mitchman Registered since 08th Jul 2009Sat 15-Aug-09 01:25 PM
Ziplock bags work great to keep the dust out during dusty transport. But if it's dusty while you're shooting, you're going to get dust into the camera (and possibly the lens focus/zoom mechanisms.
I've had good luck with telling clients I'm not taking out our expensive camera gear on dusty days. They have always agreed and we just wait for better weather conditions. But you may not have that luxury.
Nikon D700 | 17-35mm f/2.8 | 50mm f/1.4 | 80-200mm f/2.8 (mainly a videographer but am dabbling into professional photography)
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#3. "Thanks Guys," | In response to Reply # 0
I might just have to live with this one!
I will take a water proof/dust proof case next time,
I have been keeping the camera bag, (lowePro Stealth), inside another plastic bag, has helped a lot but not perfect,
Next trip I will take a "high end" water/dust proof compact for shooting when conditions are bad,
That's life I guess!