Sensor cleaning

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Sensor cleaning
9 months ago

Am curious, how often does anyone clean the sensor on their Olympus m4/3 camera?

Personally I have never done it and have been using 4/3 for some time (E1, E30, EPM1, E-M1, E-M1) and have never found the need to clean the sensor. Would consider myself a "moderate" lens changer and not always under the most ideal of conditions. Did have a "chunk" of something on my EPM1 sensor last year but it shook off with a flick of the wrist, would not categorize it as dust but rather a particle.

Reason for asking is just curiosity as I was browsing the Nikon FX forum and there were a couple posts regarding dust/Oil on the sensor of D610. Back when I was considering a D7000 before I got the EM5 seemed to be the same issues with that  getting a fair amount of discussion. What seemed surprising is the level of acceptance by some, for example this quote from a thread:

"Ahh please!! Learn to clean a sensor - it takes minutes and should be part of a general maintenance schedule for any camera with a interchangeable lens."

So, how often do you clean your sensor??

Thanks

Rick

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