Old 26-09-2009, 08:14 PM
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What do you do to stop dust

Haven't used my DSLR since Aug 3rd there where some dust motes but not too bad

Used it last night the frames where covered in dust motes and streaks

The last time I used the camera there was a lot of dew

How do you stop dust accumualting up on the sensor

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Old 26-09-2009, 08:19 PM
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The only way I know Trev is a sealed CCD camera. That way the dust collects on the glass not the sensor. The DSLR is very vunerable to dust and grit as without their lens and they are open to all sorts of nasties. Perhaps there is some sort of UV/IR filter you could use to seal the camera and still attach a T thread?

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Old 26-09-2009, 08:59 PM
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I keep my 40D without the lens on but the body cap on , and I wrap the camera up in the soft fabric that came with it and in a closed camera bag.

Avoid using compressed air to remove dust, if can force the dust deeper into the camera and crevasses within and between bits.
A lens pen is the way to go, or simply blowing on it to dislodge dust.

I keep the lens caps on my lenses at all times unless I am actually using the lens , and if came with a case , it stays in the proper case.

My 40D has a builtin ultrasonic dust cleaning routine that is automatic when the camera is powered up.
I NEVER EVER touch the camera's internal filter or the sensor.
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