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12-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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Sensor Cleaning Function

Hey all, I seem to be making a lot of posts and polls lately. Call it my method of ignoring homework

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My question to you, how do you use your sensor cleaning function?

I personally leave it on clean every time I start it, it takes a milisecond (less time than it takes for me to raise the camera to my eye) and I figure it can't hurt. It can't hurt.....can it?

Cheers!

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QuoteOriginally posted by AKiss20 Quote
Hey all, I seem to be making a lot of posts and polls lately. Call it my method of ignoring homework

Anywho

My question to you, how do you use your sensor cleaning function?

I personally leave it on clean every time I start it, it takes a milisecond (less time than it takes for me to raise the camera to my eye) and I figure it can't hurt. It can't hurt.....can it?

Cheers!
I have mine set to automatically clean on startup. The only thing I think it will affect adversely is the battery life.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AKiss20 Quote
Hey all, I seem to be making a lot of posts and polls lately. Call it my method of ignoring homework

Anywho

My question to you, how do you use your sensor cleaning function?

I personally leave it on clean every time I start it, it takes a milisecond (less time than it takes for me to raise the camera to my eye) and I figure it can't hurt. It can't hurt.....can it?

Cheers!
Can you activate the sensor cleaning function in another moment different of the start up of the camera? I do put it on the start sometimes, but as you might guess, that implies more energy use.

Thanks
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On the K20D at least, you can do it at any time via the Menu. I've never used a K10D so I don't know about those.

I tried it for the first time last night, I was surprised at how hard it shakes the sensor. I probably won't have it do it at every startup, but maybe after taking off an M42 lens (since it takes an extra few seconds to remove the adapter, giving more time for dust to come in.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by hjrosasq Quote
Can you activate the sensor cleaning function in another moment different of the start up of the camera? I do put it on the start sometimes, but as you might guess, that implies more energy use.

Thanks
Yes, you can do it by means of the menu. I do it any time I change lenses.

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Sensor cleaning doesn't work with film cameras.
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Sensor cleaning doesn't work with film cameras.
yes, it does. It is just hidden on the shutter dial as "B".
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I just use it if I'm changing lenses a lot. In that case I'll manually access it in the menu and use it after every third lens change or so.

NaCl(but sometimes I change lenses frequently, so I can be using it every 10 minutes or so!)H2O

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yes, it does. It is just hidden on the shutter dial as "B".
Cleaning the film? What a novel concept.
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