Glad to know youre still around and kickin Kellie!
I know I am not in the majority here but I dont like blowers, they can actually put more dust on the sensor. I use Sensor Swabs with 1 drop of Eclipse Optic Cleaning Solution. Two swipes across the sensor and youre done! It also doesnt leave the stuck on dust that most other ways do.
Sensor Swabs.. http://www.pictureline.com/products/..._Small_(EACH)/
Optical Solution... http://www.pictureline.com/products/...eaning_System/
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Hi Kellie, good to see you, you were missed. FWIW, I use a blower, which has made a big difference to me. I've never cleaned the sensor. I change the lenses indiscriminately out in the field with no regard for dust If I see any huge pieces, I use the blower. Every now and then there will still be some dust in the image, and I clone it out in post-processing. I'm sure one of these days I'll need to buck up and clean the sensor, but it's been 15 months since I bought my camera, and that day has not yet arrived
Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Tokina 12-24
Wow, it's Kellie. Nice to hear from you.
F22 at the sky, you probably could see spots when your cam was brand new.
If it bothers you that much then swab as per Jason's suggestion.
If it doesn't show up in my photos then I usually let it go for a while, still worried I might damage something so I clean more as an as needed basis.
Nice to have you around, and if you want to bicker about something, I'm up for a good old fashioned forum brawl.
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good to see ya kell.
i didn;t notice any bickering...did i miss something or am i immune ? lol
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Quite simply we have become immune. - Not want to pick on anyone - you sometimes see a thread - and you already know 1 or 2 of the people that have likely posted to it - as well as what they probably wrote. So when you actually open it, you aren't suprised at all. Once in a while you are shocked that you didn't see an abrasive post that you were expecting!
That IS immunity. Of which we must have.
On the other hand, I can remember a thread that went the direction of Macintosh computers, and I actually got a little ruffled... It caught me with little sleep and fresh off of some issues with some software that was working fine on everything but a Mac - again.... (LOL - Hope I don't start it up again)... But really I have ignored some stuff I guess. I remember thinking the other day that a particular poster was not nearly as aggressive as they used to come across... I MUST be IMMUNE!
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Glad to see you again on this forum, Kellie.
I have used the sensor swabs and sollution that Jcon mentions and it works quite well. The rocketblower I used before the swabs already cleared up most of the dust, though.
I must say I haven't seen much bickering around here either. Ever since Wrestlingreport was banned, it has been really quiet around here .
Anyway, I usually stop reading every time a certain person starts posting a long list of lenses that cannot focus on the D40, so that's why I probably miss most of the bickering here
// Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
// Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
// Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
// Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
// Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8
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Hey Kellie -
You'll like the pro21 legs, I have the exact same set up as you and fine the center columns functionality very useful! The only weak part of this set up is the ball head - it drives me crazy when I lock the ball head in place and then watch it sag and now my focus point is no longer on my intended object of focus. I'd upgrade ball heads while you're at it.
Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20 HSM | DX 18-105 f3.5-5.6 VR | DX 55-200 VR | 35 f/2.0 D | 50 f/1.4 D | 85mm F/1.8 D | SB-800 x 3 | SU-800
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I'm in total agreement with you Andy, my ball head always does that and it's frustrating sometimes. Also I hate that mine doesn't have a separate pan lock, so it's hard to do panoramics.
Originally Posted by aparmley
Nikon D700 | SB600 | SB-80DX | 2xSB-26 | 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 | 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G | 50 f/1.4 G | 105 f/2.8 VR | 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR