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11-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Ricoh GR and dust on the sensor

One of the best ways of keeping dust and other particles off the sensor of any compact camera with a lens that extends automatically is not to put a compact in a clothing pocket. The debris that collects in our pockets adheres to the front and rear of the camera, and when the camera is turned on pocket lint can be sucked into the camera due to the vacuum created by the lens opening and extending. I know a lot of us like compacts because they are "pocket-able", but keeping a compact in a pocket will eventually cause dust and who knows what to end up not only on the sensor but in between the lens tubes and even into the back of the camera via tiny gaps.

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That's some good advice, as I've seen reports of dust accumulation here and on other sites.

Then again, it sort of defeats the purpose of the grs small size

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11-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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That's some good advice, as I've seen reports of dust accumulation here and on other sites.

Then again, it sort of defeats the purpose of the grs small size
Yeah, understood. I carry a messenger bag and always keep my camera in a case. So far I have never had dust on the sensor of any camera I have owned, but I tend to shoot in environments that are not dusty, too.
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I like to carry a camera in a shirt pocket. A year ago, got some dust inside an Olympus XZ-1. Taped it to a Shop-Vac vacuum for a second, and the dust was gone, at least off the sensor. After four months, no problems so far with an RX100. Am shopping a GR for Christmas, we'll see.

Maybe the solution is to turn that shirt pocket inside-out frequently, and shake out any dust or lint. And maybe wash the shirt once a week?

Does anybody know if the GR has a door that closes over the lens, when it is turned off, like the RX100 and most compacts I've used?


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