Dust Problems (Poor Design)?

Started Feb 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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carlgt1
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Dust Problems (Poor Design)?
Feb 9, 2012

Is it just me or what - I am on my southern Cal vacation and plagued with dust problems with lens changes.

It just seems like a dumb design decision to keep the sensor always "open" to the air. I take care when changing lenses but after perhaps 10 lens swaps the sensor is a mess. And this is something that I think plagues a lot of DSLR & mirrorless cameras. Would it have been a big deal to have a shutter close over the sensor when, say, the lens-switch button is engaged? I mean in the old SLR days there was of course the shutter to block things from the film.

At this point I think I am going to just ditch the NEX-7 system and get a nice "sealed" fixed focal length (like the Fuji X100) or non-interchangeable zoom. Thank god I have a Canon S100 as in the middle of the desert without a sensor cleaning kit I'm stuck with the NEX and 24 megapixels of which 300 pixels are big black dust/sand blobs.....

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