Help convince a Canonner

Started Apr 21, 2008 | Discussions thread
Paul Beiser
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In reply to Thom Hogan, Apr 21, 2008

Thom Hogan wrote:

Michel Savage wrote:

Maybe sensor dust is like marriage.

Not how I'd put it, unless you mean that it requires upkeep.

LOL

You can have a very very bad one
that ends up in murder, it doesn't mean they are all like that.

... However, here's the sticker: you WILL get
dust on your sensor, and it will happen some time when you can't
immediately clean it, meaning that you will shoot images with dust on
them. It doesn't matter if you never change lenses, that just means
it won't happen quite as often.

Absolutely agree and this JUST happened to me last weekend. I was up camping and skiing from 11,000 - 13,000 feet with a D300 and single lens. The lens never even came close to being removed. In reviewing my photos last night (there was a lot of snow and a lot of blue sky :-), all of a sudden, about 1/2 way through the images, a rather obnoxious spot appears.

In the best of all worlds, I would be reviewing images at night, cleaning the sensor, etc (I did not think of Thom's idea to take a reference photo, would have helped I think). But the reality of camping at snow at 11,000 feet means one usually has other priorities :-). So, I used Lightroom to clone/heal the spots on the images I want to keep, and tonight I will clean the D300 sensor.

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