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How do you live with continuing dust?

glxman

South Australia, AU
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glxman Moderator Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008
Sat 15-Aug-09 02:24 AM

Hi Guys,

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?

Regards,
Gary

PS: Using primes is not always a good thing!

G