Nikon announces Auto Sensor Cleaner for 2007

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Rita Ä Berkowitz, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. These technological advancements in dSLR design are amazing! I never
    thought I'd live to see the day that Nikon would incorporate sensor-cleaning
    technology in their dSLRs. I'm not convinced that I even need this since I
    clean my sensors the old fashioned way. I'm starting to think this auto
    sensor cleaning is all marketing hype.

    Press announcement found on the web:

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Aug 27, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Of course to answer your question you can only do that for yourself, just
    how much of a problem has it been for you? Some cameras are worse than
    others of course, apparently Olypus cameras are really bad without the
    cleaner, my Pentax has never had a problem that could not be fixed with a
    Hurricane Bulb. YMMV compared to me and others.
    Pete D, Aug 27, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    You have to buy the tube separately, it costs $124, and it is out of
    stock nationally.
    Cynicor, Aug 27, 2006
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    George K Guest

    George K, Aug 27, 2006
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    JohnR66 Guest

    One angle of the dust problem I never considered before is "dust" from the
    camera itself. Canon stated in their press release about the new Rebel, is
    they at the materials used in the mirror box and re-engineered them to
    produce less debris. I suppose this would be shutter blade coatings, non
    reflective black finishes on the side of the mirror box and perhaps, the
    mirror dampening foam.
    JohnR66, Aug 27, 2006
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    Bill Funk Guest

    No, that's Vibration Reduction (what Canon calls Image Stabilization).
    Sensor cleaning technology adds vibration to the sensor; or, in
    Helen's case, a pressurized air blowing system.
    Bill Funk, Aug 27, 2006
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    Yuki Guest

    Your D200 is going to float away, that's an Helium cylinder instead of the
    stated Nitrogen.
    Yuki, Aug 27, 2006
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    default Guest

    The sticker on the side of the bottle says nitrogen. Why do you think it is
    default, Aug 27, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    That's part of the Helium Mislabeling Act of 2002.
    Cynicor, Aug 27, 2006
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    Neil Ellwood Guest

    The bottle colour?
    Neil Ellwood, Aug 27, 2006
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    And that statement is based on what ? (considering that there are no
    Olympus DSLRs without a cleaner)
    Alfred Molon, Aug 27, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    How do you disengage the cleaner in the Olympus cameras?
    RichA, Aug 27, 2006
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    Neil Ellwood Guest

    Give him the sack :)
    Neil Ellwood, Aug 27, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Surely you have seen the Oly ads with pictures showing how bad it is?
    Pete D, Aug 27, 2006
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    The color of the bottle is used as an indicator of both contents
    nature and purity. The dry nitrogen which I used to use was in gray
    bottles. I've used helium in brown bottles. Oxygen is green. I forget
    what color hydrogen would be. But both Nitrogen and Helium are inert
    gasses, so the differences in color here *may* just be purity grade

    The color coding may vary somewhat from supplier to supplier.

    DoN. Nichols, Aug 27, 2006
  16. Or, if you have the supplier that we have at work, the color of the
    bottle is completely random and has nothing to do with content or
    purity. At least for helium; we don't use bottled nitrogen gas, so I
    can't comment on their policy for that.

    Daniel Silevitch, Aug 27, 2006
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    How bad is what?
    Alfred Molon, Aug 28, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    The dust man, the dust. Why else would they need the system?
    Pete D, Aug 28, 2006
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    cjcampbell Guest

    Odd that Nikon does not include the shoulder straps. Now, Canon -- I
    would expect that Canon would not include shoulder straps with this
    system. But Nikon tends to be pretty all-inclusive.

    Any idea on what it will cost? And will LowePro make a Street & Field
    carry case for it that you can attach to your belt or shoulder harness?

    I would also like to see a tripod or bracket mount for the system, and
    perhaps a flash shoe on top of the tank so that you can mount a remote
    flash, wireless controller, or rotating red beacon on it.
    cjcampbell, Aug 28, 2006
  20. Yep! We get the good stuff.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Aug 28, 2006
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