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My Nemesis - DUST: Your best prevention/eradication tools

 
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Apr 30, 2013 15:12 |  #1

Maybe I am getting tooooooo meticulous with my kit. Maybe I should start enjoying spot removal in LRoom. Either way, it is time to take the war against dust to a whole new level. I'm interested to see pictures and hear about your war against the dust devil and your kit to support such.

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Apr 30, 2013 15:22 |  #2

I keep a fully stocked SensorScope kit from Delkin. The vacuum thing is a waste of time, but the scope, swabs and solution keep me spick-and-span.


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Apr 30, 2013 17:02 as a reply to  @ Indecent Exposure's post |  #3

3X eye loupe
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(loupe & light combined avail as Visible Dust Britevue Sensor Loupe 7x but at a cost of almost $99.00)
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PEC Pads lintfree wipes
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Apr 30, 2013 17:30 as a reply to  @ aphphoto's post |  #4

When I need to clean a sensor, I take one step at a time, progressing to the next step if one doesn't work (I use a sensor loupe to view the dust on the sensor):

1. Rocket Blower
2. Nylon brush
3. Viscous method (such as DustAid Platinum)
4. Wet swabs




  
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Apr 30, 2013 17:34 |  #5
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Your best dust prevention is worth a pound of cleaning after the fact.
Prevention -
1. Don't change lenses
2. If you do change lenses ...
point camera lens down when doing it and do it in a clean high RH environment.
Cleaning Sensor - in order of magnitude and all real time viewed with LED lite Sensor view
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American Recorder CO2 cartridge pin point blower

Use high RH techniques when you clean in dust free enviro


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Apr 30, 2013 22:08 |  #6

shoot everything wide open


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Apr 30, 2013 22:20 |  #7

I shoot motocross at a very dusty/dirty track. I use gaffer tape to seal the area between the lens and the body. Works wonders if you're not changing lenses.


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May 01, 2013 10:14 |  #8

Arctic Butterfly 724 works pretty well.


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May 24, 2013 09:20 |  #9

Wipe down your gear on regular basis, including anything the gear travels/stores in. I picked up an air tight file box (for papers), just for storage - keeps dust out and cleaning is a snap.

I also turn off the camera for all lens changes, in case a charged sensor attracts dust.


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May 24, 2013 12:37 |  #10

Lately after finishing a motorcross shoot I have been wiping the cameras exterior and monopod tripod etc with unscented baby wipes, the wipes turn brown with unseen dust, which would normally get into the sensor during a lens change afterwards.


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May 24, 2013 12:49 |  #11

yes very good advice, similar experiences shooting around Kenyan parks




  
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May 25, 2013 08:20 |  #12

Unless you're in a really hostile environment - like the grains of beach sand spindrift or downwind of high-summer rally X - I just don't see the logic of facing your lens throat downward when swapping glass.

In almost all other circumstances, the dust particulates that settle on your sensor are so light that they are more responsive to air eddies than gravity. In which case, turning the camera downwards seems useless - eddies will carry the dust upwards just as easily as sideways or down.

Or am I missing something; I am open to education.


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May 25, 2013 08:26 |  #13

xhack wrote in post #15965706 (external link)
Unless you're in a really hostile environment - like the grains of beach sand spindrift or downwind of high-summer rally X - I just don't see the logic of facing your lens throat downward when swapping glass.

In almost all other circumstances, the dust particulates that settle on your sensor are so light that they are more responsive to air eddies than gravity. In which case, turning the camera downwards seems useless - eddies will carry the dust upwards just as easily as sideways or down.

Or am I missing something; I am open to education.

I have seen dirt, dust as well as hair stuck on the sensor, I agree with you on the dust particles but not on the dirt grains or the hair..


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May 25, 2013 19:54 |  #14

My best prevention is to use a pair of lenses so I very seldom switch lenses in the field.

I also carry an OPTECH Lens Sleeve for each camera lens I have with me. The sleeve + a protective filter protects from dust as well as from wet.


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May 25, 2013 20:24 |  #15

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