Aurora filters solve the Nikon Z dust issues?

Started Jul 16, 2019 | Discussions thread
Lawrose
Lawrose Regular Member • Posts: 198
Re: Aurora filters solve the Nikon Z dust issues?
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Greg lamont wrote:

I have come to realize that to be dust (seen) free you really need to stay at F8 or below.
Otherwise plan on spending some time in LR or whichever PP you use.

Yes, after much frustration and blowers, brushes and a wet and dry cleaning procedure, I can only get the sensor "dust free" at f/16 and below on my Z6.

Now then here is the issue: if the dust isn't visible, is it really there? I mean, of course it is, but does it in any way degrade the image even though it is not distinctly visible? Is it worth worrying about since I don't think I have ever shot above f/16 and, like most folks I presume, most of my photos are from wide open to about f/5.6 or f/8.0. (Occasionally, f/11.) Should I declare my sensor "dust free" if I can't see the spots?

I'm keeping in mind that nothing outside of a clean room can ever be literally dust free, right?

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