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03-05-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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I have a k100d I bought 5 years ago after I paid a ridiculous amount of money for some studio shots of the family and hated them. I figured I'd just spend the money on a camera and start taking photos myself. I've loved it, even in just point and shoot mode we have been more then happy with the results we have had.

I am just now having difficulties with dust ( it was cleaned professionally last year at camera house but I *really* need to learn to do this myself somehow).

I mostly take photos of my kid and some of my garden, and odd objects I like. I'm still learning the ins and outs of it, but am happy to admit I still use the auto modes alot

I would love to learn more about how to create light airy photos Keen to learn from the experts

03-05-2011, 04:48 AM   #2
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Welcome mum. It's usually the way with photography - an infectious and passionate hobby.
The K100D is a difficult camera to have its sensor cleaned as the dust seems to be a lot more stubborn compared to the higher end models. Enjoy your journey and your time here.
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What he said.........................Welcome!
03-05-2011, 06:31 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard

As for cleaning the dust, the first line of defense would be the rubber-bulb air blower. Giotto's rocket-blower seems to be very popular. So far the blower has taken care it for me, but I have a Pentax O-ICK1 tool on the shelf in case that fails . As one costs less than a single professional cleaning I thought it worth having (it seemed to be a bit hard to find so I tought I might as well have it in reserve ).


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