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01-18-2009, 04:03 AM   #1
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shake function on start up

Dear all,

I have recently got a k20d, and I noticed that in one of the manual on the camera there is a setting that allow the processor(or the plate that cover the processor) to be shaken on start up(which is to prevent dust build up on the processor).

My question is; is it safe to leave that function on all the time?

thank you for your input.


01-18-2009, 05:30 AM   #2
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Mine is on all the time, and my cameras don't seem to suffer because of that.
01-18-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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I have two K10D's that have it on all the time. No problems whatsoever.

01-18-2009, 08:46 AM   #4
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I leave mine set to shake on start-up. The only thing I've noticed is that I no longer get dust on my sensor.

01-23-2010, 09:43 AM   #5
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thank you

thank you to all for your replay.
01-23-2010, 12:45 PM   #6
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Another vote for no problems with sensor shake at startup.
It's been on for years on both my K10D and K20D - it works and has never caused an issue with either.
01-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
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I am annoyed by the noise it makes. I have mine turned off and use it only when I get dust on the sensor. I used to leave it on all the time and don't think it made a big difference in how often I got dust on my sensor.
01-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #8
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I had a K10D for 3 years and took about 15,000 shots with it. I always kept the startup sensor shake turned on. I didn't change lenses very often, but in all that time, I never had to clean the sensor or saw any dust spots on my photos (I would see specks from time to time, but they always turned out to be birds).

01-24-2010, 03:10 AM   #9
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I used to have it on at startup but now I do it manually whenever I change lenses.
01-25-2010, 11:58 AM   #10
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For me, that's saying the same thing, since when I change lenses is the only time I ever turn the camera off and on (helps reduce likelihood of electric charge attracting dust during the change, plus gives me an opportunity to enter SR focal length when using a manual lens).

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