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How Often Do You Clean Your D700 Sensor?

agitater

Toronto, CA
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agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Tue 06-Jul-10 03:26 PM | edited Wed 07-Jul-10 02:30 AM by agitater

Please vote and also post the reasons and the method/tools used for frequent (or infrequent) cleaning. We're trying to figure out what products active photographers are using, what they find easy or difficult to use, why they're cleaning (e.g., major swabbing to get rid of one tiny dust mote vs. major swabbing only when dust becomes a headache to eliminate in software; bulb blowing to eliminate a few motes vs. dry brushing). If you clean only once every few months, please choose "Once a Year" in the poll.

For the record, I shoot primarily a D700 with a 24-70 during research and photography travel (mainly street shooting), a D700 with either a 50mm or 85mm at home (mainly street shooting). I run about 1,500 shots per month. I use an Arctic Butterfly once every two months, but rarely find a need to wet swab (using Eclipse E3 solution & Sensor Swabs) more than once every few months and before & after a trip.

Absent any lens changes, months can go by without a cleaning of any kind.

BIG NOTE: I AMENDED THE VOTING CHOICES ON THE FIRST DAY OF VOTING TO ELIMINATE "ONCE PER DAY" AND REPLACED IT WITH "NEVER". I WILL ALSO COMPILE THE STATS TO INCLUDE POSTED "NEVER/ZERO" VOTES BY BRIAN TILLEY AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS.

Poll result (90 votes)
Never
(30 votes)Vote
Once a Week
(1 votes)Vote
Several Times a Week
(1 votes)Vote
Once a Month
(16 votes)Vote
Several Times a Month
(3 votes)Vote
Once a Year
(39 votes)Vote

  

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