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EOS 6D is such a dust magnet

 
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Nov 14, 2013 20:54 |  #1

I've been using an EOS 5D Mark II since late 2008. For the past few weeks, I've been using it alongside a new EOS 6D. Under the same conditions, side by side.

The plastic top of the EOS 6D has a weird texture that catches a LOT of dust. It seems like every piece of dust, dirt, or lint that comes near it will stick. And since they don't come off easily, they'll start accumulating unless I manually pick them off one-by-one with my finger. On the other hand, with a magnesium alloy top dust doesn't stick easily on my 5D2 at all. And if there is dust there, I can just blow it off easily whereas on the 6D I have to physically use my fingers to pick them off.

I only notice this because I find myself constantly nitpicking the dust off the 6D, something I never have to do with the 5D2 even though I use them side-by-side.

Anybody else notice that about their 6D?

It's not that I'm obsessed with keeping my 6D looking new. I'm more worried that those dust particles will find their way into the lens mount, and into my lenses. I've already seen the dust squeeze between the dials and buttons of the 6D, something I never noticed in the 4 years I've owned the 5D2.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 21:04 |  #2

I have had a similar experience, my 600D after nearly 18months of use, hasn't really had a dust bunny issue, but the 6D seems to get more, even after a week of using there was dust on the sensor.

But dust on the outside? I just accept that it's going to happen, does't worry me :)


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Nov 14, 2013 21:06 |  #3

I have only dust problem in viewfinder. very hard to clean up. I always shooting outdoor, rainforest jungle, but no need clean the body like you.


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Nov 14, 2013 21:31 |  #4

tat3406 wrote in post #16452666 (external link)
I have only dust problem in viewfinder. very hard to clean up. I always shooting outdoor, rainforest jungle, but no need clean the body like you.

AH yes, my viewfinder is filled with crap haha, what's the best way to clean it?


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Nov 14, 2013 21:40 |  #5

NCHANT wrote in post #16452710 (external link)
AH yes, my viewfinder is filled with crap haha, what's the best way to clean it?

I had a local camera shop clean mine but beyond that I don't touch it. Rocket blower is what I use to use and it seems to only add to the problem. I need that one filtered blower.


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Nov 14, 2013 22:54 |  #6

NCHANT wrote in post #16452710 (external link)
AH yes, my viewfinder is filled with crap haha, what's the best way to clean it?

I use Cotton swab.


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Nov 14, 2013 22:59 |  #7

NCHANT wrote in post #16452710 (external link)
AH yes, my viewfinder is filled with crap haha, what's the best way to clean it?

Viewfinder lenspen works great ;)


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Nov 15, 2013 12:10 |  #8

Yep, the lenspen micro pro is perfect.


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