I have had my D5000 for two and a half years with no dust that I've noticed but my D40 that I had before had to be blown off from time to time.
So the dust removal system must work but I have seen posts on other forums by severall people about oil spots on the D7000 sensor. So it looks like cleaning may always be an issue with DSLRs.
I have an old Panasonic bridge camera (my first venture into digital) which I have had for years and very often it's been on sandy beaches and in dusty places with no sign of dust at all and it has a zoom lens.
I have used it a few times (D90) but there are quite a few small particles that aren't budging.I am going to try one of those rocket blowers next.
Originally Posted by Jpgr31
There are no local camera stores near me in N Ireland and i'm not too keen on sending my precious baby away.
This was one of the issues that prevented me from buying a DSLR sooner - i knew the dreaded dirty sensor would arise at some point.
I may have to try the swabs at some point myself :eek:
I have been using Digipads for many years now, they have some great bargains on Amazon at the moment, £10 for 10 swabs with small bottle of fluid.
I have the same problem with my nikon cam.
Hi.. I know this not an answer... But information for the future.. I have a large clear re-sealable plastic bag that I have modified by making two small holes on the side and glued two elasticated cuffs from a wind breaker (make sure use proper glue) that I use for changing lens in dusty environments.
This will not be 100% dust free but itís better than changing lens in open dust and wet conditions. The plastic bag is normally used for by chemical companies for various reasons That is about 4 x 3 ft in dimensions and can be rolled making it very small ideal for the backpack...
This sounds like good idea I'll give it a try