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Lens: 77mm f1.8 Limited Camera: Pentax K-1 Photo Location: Derbyshire ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/25s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: Peter Nutkins, 10-22-2016, 04:05 AM

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Is anyone else getting lots of sensor dust on their K-1? Or is it just me

I got one of those lollipops from Pentax to clean the sensor - and I even got a little brush....I have had to use it twice in the last month....I have never had to do that before

Anyway - shot of road (cropped 77mm) from Woolley Moor to Ashover, in Derbyshire.

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Beautiful shot, if there is a speck of dust, I don't see it.
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Beautiful shot, if there is a speck of dust, I don't see it.
I cropped it all out
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I cropped it all out
A very nice capture Peter. I don't want to buy the K-1 because a such big sensor will of cause collect a big amount of dust compared to a smaller one.


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A very nice capture Peter. I don't want to buy the K-1 because a such big sensor will of cause collect a big amount of dust compared to a smaller one.


The best excuse I've heard yet!

Mine is that "aps-c is a format that fits better with my shooting"

Can't really contribute with anything meaningful on the topic of sensor dust, though, other than that I have more problems with my K-3 (bought used) than with my K-5 (bought new).
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The best excuse I've heard yet!

Mine is that "aps-c is a format that fits better with my shooting"

Can't really contribute with anything meaningful on the topic of sensor dust, though, other than that I have more problems with my K-3 (bought used) than with my K-5 (bought new).
It is quite logical that a 50% bigger sensor collect 50% more dust particles.
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It is quite logical that a 50% bigger sensor collect 50% more dust particles.
It's even worse - the area is more than twice the size, so twice the amount of dust

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It's even worse - the area is more than twice the size, so twice the amount of dust

Right you are, twice as much, that is not good, is it?


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Ok guys, here is a shot out the window to spot those pesky...spots!

Thinking of having it professionally cleaned as the Lollipop is not making much difference, and I keep wanting to lick it.....the lollipop that is
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Ok guys, here is a shot out the window to spot those pesky...spots!

Thinking of having it professionally cleaned as the Lollipop is not making much difference, and I keep wanting to lick it.....the lollipop that is
Yea, that was quite a lot. I had my K-30 professionally cleaned a year ago. I paid about 70 dollars and not all the dust were removed either.

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