Why Olympus? The HORROR of sensor cleaning

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, Oct 8, 2007.

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    RichA, Oct 8, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Pete D, Oct 8, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Well, he says they replaced the shutter (and cleaned the sensor :) for
    $250... out of warranty... but yeah that's a bummer. Usually a rocket
    blower gets the dustoff btw.
    Paul Furman, Oct 8, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Even with compressed air only a fool would let it rip against those
    paper thin shutters.
    We probably only see the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage to
    digitals from dust cleaning.
    RichA, Oct 8, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    If the battery dies while one is cleaning the sensor, shite happens.
    Charles, Oct 9, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Nonsense. A rubber blower poses zero risk. The camera won't go into
    cleaning lockup unless the battery is nearly fully charged but strange
    things happen... best theory on there was dirty battery contacts... he
    might have slipped his hand on the power button too. Hardly a regular

    I'm guessing the dust shaking is related to in-camera stabilizing? so we
    won't see it on Nikon or Canon with their in-lens stabilization... oh well.
    Paul Furman, Oct 9, 2007
  7. Nope. The 40D has an integrated cleaning system. (See the video at the
    bottom of the page.)


    Interesting: they claim they're doing it on the FF cameras as well.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Oct 9, 2007
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    Mark B. Guest

    As does the 400D/Rebel xTi, which was the first Canon DSLR with it.

    Mark B., Oct 9, 2007
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    Patrick L Guest

    I read somewhere on the net about a test done on the Canon dust busting
    system, that it didn't work as good as the Olympus system, anyone have some
    feedback on this?

    Patrick L, Oct 11, 2007
  10. Yep, Canon's anti-dust system works for particles that, well, are easily
    removed with a rocket blower. Other than that you are best to get in there
    with a PEC-PAD and methanol. This is why I keep it switched off on my Mk
    III. This is what your sensor will look like if you don't get in there and
    scrub the deck by hand. Gimmicks don't work and I suspect Nikon's version
    to be equally ineffective.


    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Oct 11, 2007
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