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03-12-2010, 12:42 PM   #16
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Just save yourself the trouble and buy a rocket blower, it'll last a lifetime.

03-12-2010, 01:23 PM   #17
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As often as it gets visibly dusty... no more, no less.

If you see dust in your pictures, clean the sensor. If not, don't mess with it and I mean it.

How often that occurs depends on how often you change lenses, where you do so,
how careful you are an the environmental conditions around it. So any answer other
than this one is completely bogus.

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03-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #18
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Go back to Black's and buy an Optex Digi-Blower large size. I bought one for around $10 and it works great. It's powerful and works just as good as a rocket blower. I have cleaned the sensor in my *istDL myself in the past with great success. The biggest obstacle to get over is the anxiety you have towards touching and cleaning the sensor. Buy a good cleaning kit and take your time doing it. If you don't want to you can always pay to have it done which will cost you upwards of $50.
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