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Oct 31, 2015 13:40 |  #8521

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Anyone else think keeping the sensor clean on a A7 body is a gigantic pain in the ass?

You just have to be prepared to use a blower every time you change lenses.


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Oct 31, 2015 13:42 |  #8522

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You just have to be prepared to use a blower every time you change lenses.

Yeah, it seems that way. I guess that's what I mean. :lol:


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Oct 31, 2015 13:56 |  #8523

70-400g in crop mode, and a huge crop in post....

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400mm just isnt enough for a super closeup of the moon.

as to sensor dust, yeah, always have a blower on you, and keep your bags really clean. I blow the sensor a few times a day.

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Oct 31, 2015 13:58 |  #8524

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So after some long soul searching and contemplation I put my A7R up for sale and over the last day sold it off to a new owner. Photography has been my hobby for over 35 years and now I find myself without a camera, a strange feeling indeed!

Are you planning on getting another body?

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Anyone else think keeping the sensor clean on a A7 body is a gigantic pain in the ass?

I have 2 cats and rarely dust the house... I've never had an issue with it. When are you finding all this dust on the sensor? What are your habits when changing lenses?

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Oct 31, 2015 14:12 |  #8525

I've never had issues with sensor dust on the A7.


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Oct 31, 2015 14:40 |  #8526

A7ii w/ Voigt 35mm 1.2 ii Happy Halloween Lads!


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Oct 31, 2015 14:50 |  #8527

LeeRatters wrote in post #17767045 (external link)
I've never had issues with sensor dust on the A7.

I have had sensor dust. Blower worked fine. I had camera pointing down when I blew it out.


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Oct 31, 2015 14:50 |  #8528

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Are you selling off any of your lenses?

I'm considering putting some of the less used lenses up for sale, over the years I've collected a fair number of Zeiss lenses and legacy "character" type lenses and I always told myself that I didn't want to become a collector however I'm slowly approaching that benchmark. I currently have the Zeiss ZE Makro Plannar up for sale locally and I'm considering a few more.


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Oct 31, 2015 14:54 as a reply to  @ post 17767009 |  #8529

Yeah more likely sooner rather than later. It's slow season for me now in respect to photography so I may hold out a bit longer before purchasing the A7R mark2. I'm hoping that the IBIS feature works well stabilizing the image when shooting via viewfinder in magnified view especially with some of the longer glass, I struggle to get critical focus with the A7R with the Zeiss135 APO unless i use a tripod or monopod.


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Oct 31, 2015 14:56 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #8530

Not sure about the A7 but on the A7R it's pretty easy to clean either with a blower or for stubborn spots wet cleaning with a VisibleDust swab.


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Oct 31, 2015 14:56 |  #8531

thenextguy wrote in post #17767006 (external link)
Anyone else think keeping the sensor clean on a A7 body is a gigantic pain in the ass?

Make sure to turn off the camera when you change lenses. Thing attracts dust when it's on. Just had to get it professionally cleaned as I really cocked up an attempt of "cleaning" it myself :/


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Oct 31, 2015 14:58 |  #8532

Maybe I've just not been paying enough attention but I've only had to rocket blower the sensor once since I got it


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Oct 31, 2015 15:01 as a reply to  @ danialsturge's post |  #8533

Wet cleaning is very straightforward, a couple of drops of fluid on a swab and two passes across the sensor and your done. I shot the A7R in some pretty dry windy locations with blowing dust at times so cleaning the sensor was pretty much a weekly thing during the summer months.


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Oct 31, 2015 15:52 |  #8534

Miranda1 wrote in post #17766890 (external link)
So after some long soul searching and contemplation I put my A7R up for sale and over the last day sold it off to a new owner. Photography has been my hobby for over 35 years and now I find myself without a camera, a strange feeling indeed!

And your plans going forward?

thenextguy wrote in post #17767006 (external link)
Anyone else think keeping the sensor clean on a A7 body is a gigantic pain in the ass?

Not really. It hasn't been an issue for me.

advaitin wrote in post #17767013 (external link)
You just have to be prepared to use a blower every time you change lenses.

This works for me too.

Charlie wrote in post #17767032 (external link)
70-400g in crop mode, and a huge crop in post....
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400mm just isnt enough for a super closeup of the moon.

as to sensor dust, yeah, always have a blower on you, and keep your bags really clean. I blow the sensor a few times a day.

Great shot. 42MP helps with cropping. I still haven't gotten that fantastic detail on the moon, but I've gotten closer when shooting the FD 300/4 with 2X and then cropping. LOL.

Miranda1 wrote in post #17767090 (external link)
I'm considering putting some of the less used lenses up for sale, over the years I've collected a fair number of Zeiss lenses and legacy "character" type lenses and I always told myself that I didn't want to become a collector however I'm slowly approaching that benchmark. I currently have the Zeiss ZE Makro Plannar up for sale locally and I'm considering a few more.

I may be interested in that Makro Plannar. Where do you have it listed? Link. And I forget, where are you located?

Miranda1 wrote in post #17767094 (external link)
Yeah more likely sooner rather than later. It's slow season for me now in respect to photography so I may hold out a bit longer before purchasing the A7R mark2. I'm hoping that the IBIS feature works well stabilizing the image when shooting via viewfinder in magnified view especially with some of the longer glass, I struggle to get critical focus with the A7R with the Zeiss135 APO unless i use a tripod or monopod.

In that respect, I can assure you the IBIS works PERFECTLY.


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Oct 31, 2015 15:59 |  #8535

Miranda1 wrote in post #17767090 (external link)
I'm considering putting some of the less used lenses up for sale, over the years I've collected a fair number of Zeiss lenses and legacy "character" type lenses and I always told myself that I didn't want to become a collector however I'm slowly approaching that benchmark. I currently have the Zeiss ZE Makro Plannar up for sale locally and I'm considering a few more.

The one I don't have in my collection is the 135 and the 15, although I tried a 15mm out and found that lens wasn't as sharp as I hoped it would be.


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