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Equipment & Techniques => Mirrorless Cameras => Topic started by: David Sutton on September 27, 2017, 04:41:19 PM

Title: Minimising dust on the sensor
Post by: David Sutton on September 27, 2017, 04:41:19 PM
Hello all.
Six months ago I put a strip of double sided sticky tape in every rear lens cap. It's reduced the number of dust bunnies on the sensor. Every  bit helps.
David
Title: Re: Minimising dust on the sensor
Post by: davidgp on September 27, 2017, 05:48:21 PM
Interesting... thanks for letting us know... I will try it.
Title: Re: Minimising dust on the sensor
Post by: Farmer on September 27, 2017, 10:27:48 PM
Is it visibly noticeable how much dust has been collected on the strips?
Title: Re: Minimising dust on the sensor
Post by: David Sutton on September 27, 2017, 11:39:52 PM
Is it visibly noticeable how much dust has been collected on the strips?
Hard to tell. Clear tape on a black background. Is it stuff on the tape or imperfections on the surface layer?
I'm going by what I see on the images.
David
Title: Re: Minimising dust on the sensor
Post by: BartvanderWolf on September 28, 2017, 08:22:46 AM
Hello all.
Six months ago I put a strip of double sided sticky tape in every rear lens cap. It's reduced the number of dust bunnies on the sensor. Every  bit helps.

Hi David,

Good Idea. Another thing one can/should do is cleaning the threads/bayonet or the rear lens cap. I know that Canon, at one point, redesigned their rear lens caps by using a different material, so it would produce less wear and dust from the cap that could find its way into the camera's mirror box.

Cheers,
Bart