Dust control, useless add-on, except for Olympus system

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

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  2. ....except for Olympus system which just plain isn't as BAD as the
    others.

    The final conclusion: keep your air blower handy, it is still your
    best tool against dust.

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Jun 25, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    BFD. Cleaning the sensors on my two *istD bodies takes a total of
    under 15 minutes, about once every six to ten weeks, if then. I check
    them before every use, but, oddly enough, that's needed with ANY DSLR.
     
    Charlie Self, Jun 25, 2007
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    Bates Guest

    Bates, Jun 26, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    The effective dust control mechanism is one reason people like
    Olympus.
    So someone must care.
     
    RichA, Jun 26, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Everyone's experience is different, mine with Olympus is 2 years with
    their DSLRs and no dust showing up on images and no sensor checking or
    cleaning.
     
    RichA, Jun 26, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Maybe but you would buy them to take photos, cos they suck at that and the
    ergonomics are just aweful.
     
    Pete D, Jun 26, 2007
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    RichA Guest


    The E-1's ergonomics are bad? You are off your rocker. The rest of
    the Olympus DSLR are pretty much like other companies, that is to say,
    the traditional "film" camera shape. And NONE of them was as horrible
    as the Canon Rebel, XT and XTi, but then nothing is.
     
    RichA, Jun 27, 2007
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    Ray Macey Guest

    I'm an Olympus fanboy from years back, having used an E-300 for ages
    now. I /love/ the dust cleaning on it, to the extent that I
    considered it an absolute essential for any new dSLR I bought. I love
    the innovation that Olympus does, that leaves the other manufactures
    pretending the new featuers aren't relevant (until they bring them in
    to their own line and start pronouncing the virtues). See Canon and
    dust cleaning for an example of this. I like the fact they were
    willing to take a risk and create a new lens mount system that wasn't
    backwards compatible with their film range to give them more freedom
    in the digital domain.

    For all of that, I've still changed to a Canon, becuase the ergonomics
    of the 400d make it so much nicer to use (and it was the first canon
    to use dust cleaning). The buttons are more conveniently placed etc,
    and on a pure usability front, 3 focal points is simply not enough.
    The E-510 have almost made me regret my decision with so much packed
    on the camera, and I admit I haven't tried one yet the physical
    ergonomics point of view, but I can't help but note it stilll only has
    3 focal points, meaning that in spite of all of its other features,
    unless I want to take a photo in using manual focus, it's simply
    harder to do on the Oly :\
     
    Ray Macey, Jun 27, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    And live view, now that the 1DMkIII incorporates it.
     
    RichA, Jun 27, 2007
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