[Survey results] Dust

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Alan Browne, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I just compiled the results from 18 respondants.

    Two respondants had the Oly system with integral dust removal. The
    numbers have been adjusted where appropriate to account for them.

    Average TTFD: (Time to first dust): 1.6 months.

    First dust in 1 month or less: 63% of replies.

    People who test for dust: 83%

    Of those who test, the bright / small aperture method if used by: all.

    All were regular lens changers.

    95% keep their camera in the bag when unused.

    22% clean their bag to reduce dust.

    Cleaning (some use 2 or 3 mehtods, Oly's excluded from total):
    69% use a blower
    13% use a brush
    56% use swap methods

    89% are satisfied that the sensor can be kept reasonably clean (or kept
    clean with reasonable efforts [slightly ambiguous question ...]).

    All are satisfied that their sensor has not been scratched to date.

    Alan Browne, Mar 27, 2005
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  2. Alan Browne

    Basic Wedge Guest

    Alan. That's about the result I figured you'd get. I don't know how
    representative it truly is. The lazy slugs who never clean their cameras are
    the same ones who'd never participate in such a survey :)

    Basic Wedge, Mar 27, 2005
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    paul Guest

    I had gobs of dust without ever changing the lens for months though I
    used it outdoors a lot. Then I cleaned it & spent a few days in the
    desert with windy weather & dust changing lenses constantly & it still
    looks fine. ???
    paul, Mar 27, 2005
  4. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    On my camera, after a couple weeks, I have a couple dust spots. They do
    not show at all in any photos that has any value to me.

    I just need to find a goos ear syringe. My little blower is just too
    flimsy to keep pointed accurately.

    No rush.

    Alan Browne, Mar 27, 2005
  5. Exactly.
    Phil Stripling, Mar 27, 2005
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