A&P Switching lenses... how do I stop being anal about dust getting in the body?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Wobistdu

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    I try to change them in a clean area and out of the wind. I also point the body down. Anything else to do?

    Like the 2nd day I owned it I had a piece of dust get in it that I saw it in the view finder. Pissssss me off!
     
  2. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    nothing you can do about it, just do it as fast as you can and cover your lenses. :o
     
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    I'd prefer changing lenses in a wind if I had the choice. Moving air means settling dust is less likely to stick so you'd just get ambient dust moving around:)
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    yeah it sucks :sadwavey:

    LOL put your back to gusting winds
     
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    Thats a good idea. You'd get air movement without debris. Well unless an eyelash falls into the camera's opening.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    just turn off the sensor
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    i have the d90. does the sensor cleaner mean anything? supposedly it cleans itself
     
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    if you're near your car get in there and change it hahaha thats what i do at track days haha
     
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    Buy more bodies. Don't change lenses as much. Works for me. :mamoru:
     
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    Are you claiming method to your madness? :hsugh:
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    what about water? if it starts raining lightly, can a dslr take some drops on the body before you get it in a bag? any of you guys been poured on?
     
  12. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    i've gotten my 50D fairly wet, and haven't had any problems. a little bit here and there isn't going to hurt it. probably even less than your cell phone.
     
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    My 40D gets soaked from dew and has water dripping off it a lot of times when I'm out doing astrophotography. In winter it gets frozen down to -10F routinely and it works fine.
     
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    40D has a degree of weather sealing though, doesn't it?
     
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    Yes all the buttons and covers to plugs are sealed pretty well and the magnesium construction probably means it has less seams like a plastic design might have. Though lots of people also you the XSi for astro work now too.
     
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    I just stopped caring. I shoot in nasty dusty situations all the time and I don't have much of a problem. I'm sure there's a lot of dust but I really don't care anymore. :o I switch lenses when I need to and I get the shot.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    you're worrying about a very small part of photography and your camera. dust can easily be cleaned or PP'd out. Worry about other shit. :o
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    roger roger
     
  19. someonenew

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    I need a 2nd body so that I can stop switching between my lenses:o
     
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    in that case... I need 5 bodies. :eek5:
     
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    whatever justification you need man...:o
     
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    next is a D3 and the loss of a D300. :o
     
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    just remember who to call first:o
     
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    seriously...the small amounts of dust will rarely show up on your shots unless it is horribly dirty. the sensor does have an auto-clean feature, but all it does is shakes it to the bottom...at least those that can be shaken free. But they still remain in the camera.

    Just shoot until you start to notice it getting bad then clean it.
     
  25. Wobistdu

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    how do you guys get it properly cleaned? find a place or ship it out?
     

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