Sensor Cleaning - a grump.

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peterpainter Contributing Member • Posts: 731
Sensor Cleaning - a grump.

I haven't cleaned the sensor on the K50 for some years, but noticed some really impressive dust bunnies so took the plunge.  Last few times one or two wipes  with the swab was enough, but not this time.

Loads of bunnies, and the first few passes left streaks, bo doubt squashed bunnies, which wouldn't come off so 'wet-cleaning' was done.  After that the streaks were gone, no bunnies, but a little black mark which I thought 'dust removal' would get rid of; I was right, it did, and added two new bunnies!  Unexpected, tried dust removal again, still two bunnies so another swab.

One way or another I got through 6 or 7 swabs.

Moral of the story I guess is don't take macros at small apertures, go for nice shallow depth of field - no wonder the latter is so popular these days.

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regards,
Pete

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