Sensor clean - Copper hill questions

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sensor clean - Copper hill questions
In reply to dad_of_four, Nov 7, 2012

dad_of_four wrote:

winter1 wrote:

Despite owning my D700 for a number of years now I have never cleaned the sensor! Well I am guessing it's about time as there are a few (several) spots noticed when looking at a white wall pic at f14 (not in pics at normal f numbers though).

Just curious if you ever do shoot at f/stops that high? I've noticed my d700 has 3 spots at f/16. However, I have never shot at more than f/8, maybe a couple at f/11. Also, rarely do I shoot images with a large area of sky, or other similar expanse.

Now of course as soon as I type this, the next photo I take will have the dust-spot showing up on someones face.


Well to be honest I never shoot at f16 and I'm normally around f4-f9 depending on what lens I am using.  I am not seeing any problems with either my D700 (had for several years) or my D800.  There are a few minor dust bunnies on the D700 but nothing shows up on any shots at present.  I guess I am just feeling a bit gulty that I have never done a brush or wet clean and wonder if the D700 in particular would benefit from either?  Sounds daft I know but there may be a lot more crud on the D700 sensor that could be affecting it's performance, not that I am noticing anything.

Truth is it's probably best to leave well alone.

Regards, Mark.

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