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12-15-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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keeping the sensor dust shaker on?

I was wondering if it makes sense to have the dust shaker come on everytime I start the camera up if I may never change the lens for a long time?
besides eating up battery


12-15-2006, 10:04 PM   #2
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Shaking the sensor can cause a lot more stress than necessary when you don't change the lense. I would just keep an eye on it via pictures and use it when necessary. The insurance/extended service plan I bought with the camera has a once a year to the factory cleaning and sensor recalibration due to the not only the SR but the sensor cleaning so it would make sense to me to minimize the amount of stress put on the mechanism so there is less chance of it needing calibrating. Seems to me they wouldn't need to recalibrate it if this were not a potential problem.
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Agree, in two years of owning a DS I have only very ocasionally needed to clean and then only with a blower, I am leaving it off on my K10D, the coating on the filter is your main defence.
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Thanks guys I just shut it off



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