I'm still new to my D800, so I have what might be a newbie-type question.
With my previous system from another manufacturer, the built-in cleaning made an audible buzzing noise and you could feel the vibrations. Nothing like this happens with my D800, which is set to run the built-in sensor cleaning function on start up and shut down. But I hear or see no indication that this is actually happening. When using "Clean sensor now," a message pops up in the LCD screen, but no such message appears on cleaning at start up or shut down.
So is this just the way the D800 does things and I'm being overly paranoid, or should I be concerned whether the sensor cleaning mechanism is operating correctly? (I noticed a fair number of dust spots in images from this morning and am about to learn how to clean the sensor myself.)
Thanks for any advice and insights.
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All of the Nikons that I have had with a built-in sensor cleaner, including a D800e, give no indicating that the automatic function is operating- no noise, no vibration, no indicator. I guess we just have to believe.
Even with the function engaged, all of those Nikons have needed manual cleaning at one time or another. Dry dust may be removed by the built-in function, but anything damp or sticky will likely require manual intervention.
I can't hear the built-in sensor cleaning in any of my 3 Nikons that have it. Some people have claimed that they hear a high frequency sound, but my 71 year old ears have never heard it in the 5 years that I owed a Nikon with the feature. It's advertised as an ultrasonic vibration.
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