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How often do you clean your lens / camera ?

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04 February 2015 02:13
PaulManuell
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Ian MACFADYEN is off-lineSilver Member
05 February 2015 11:41
Kiboko
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Every time I so much as touch it. Same as I wash and polish my car every day. Before you criticise, - how many times do you comb your hair a day? Me, - never, as I haven't got any.


05 February 2015 11:51
Jackass
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I find that if I use coarse grade glasspaper, I only need to clean a lens once.
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Paul Riddell is off-line
06 February 2015 05:28
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If you shoot wide-open with fast lenses then it's unlikely you'll notice specks of dust on the lens or sensor.  It's only when you stop down that the problems become apparent.  And if you shoot 'natural' backgrounds rather than plain walls/paper rolls in a studio it's unlikely you'll notice anything.
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Thats pretty much correct, but you can't get complacent. Its very fustrating to have a tight deadline on a shoot and come back expecting a quick turnaround as planned only to see sensor dust everywhere....

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06 February 2015 05:37
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As an amateur I'm not overly fussed as I have no such thing as deadlines but you can perform simple test shots/inspection at your office/home/base the night before a shoot, and clean if needed. Simple.
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Ellesse Photography is off-lineSilver Member
06 February 2015 06:21
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It's worth mentioning the dust delete data feature too. Looks long winded, but is relatively quick once you've done it a few times, and it does work if you are not constantly changing lens's.



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