When to use f22 or higher

Started Jun 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
bikinchris
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Re: When to use f22 or higher

Then I'll slightly rephrase the reply. Learn how to clean your sensor properly. I clean my sensor by shooting at f/22 until I have no dust spots. It is possible to do.

Now, you want a challenge? Try using your camera as a pinhole camera at something like f/177. Cleaning your sensor to show no spots at this aperture is next to impossible. Doing spot removal in post is the only way.

I know how to clean it properly.  I find both of your snide replies unhelpful at best, and derisive at worst.

Do you ever change lenses outside (or even inside)? They get dust eventually.

Are you trying to claim that your camera(s) never, ever have dust on the sensors?

Or re you claiming that you clean your sensor each time before you take a shot at f/22?

I seldom clean my sensor, since I shoot sports and seldom stop down.
But when I go on vacation, I shoot landscapes and need to clean. I have no trouble wet cleaning my sensor at f45.
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