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Keeping The D40 Sensor Clean
Apart from proper handling and being careful during lens changes what do you all advise to keep the D40 sensor clean? Besides the preventative measure, is it advisable to blow the sensor with compressed air every once in a while? Will I eventually end up sending the body to Nikon or doing a wet/brush clean myself?.

Thank you all for your support..

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Nakarmia wrote:.

Apart from proper handling and being careful during lens changes whatdo you all advise to keep the D40 sensor clean?.

That's about it..

Is it advisable to blow the sensor withcompressed air every once in a while?.

Yes, but not canned air or air from a compressor without a line dryer..

Will I eventually end upsending the body to Nikon or doing a wet/brush clean myself?.

You'll probably do a wet brush/clean yourself. However that's not something yo'll need to do often..

Thank you all for your support.

You're welcome. And next time post to the Nikon D80/70/60/50/40 forum. This forum is for discussing news, not new posts..

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Comment #1

I have never blown any of my sensors with compressed air. I don't do anything about dust and retouch it in PS until it gets too bad. Then I wizz the camera to Nikon, which luckily is only a short drive away and pay them to clean it. This only happens once a year say, but then we never change lens. As for my 20D which I use for personal use, it has a few tiny bits of dust but I'm not doing anything about that excepy holding the camera downwards when changing lenses, whichI do often on that camera, and giving it a little tap. Sometimes it improves things.



Nakarmia wrote:.

Apart from proper handling and being careful during lens changes whatdo you all advise to keep the D40 sensor clean? Besides thepreventative measure, is it advisable to blow the sensor withcompressed air every once in a while? Will I eventually end upsending the body to Nikon or doing a wet/brush clean myself?.

Thank you all for your support.

Why can't you blow bubbles with chewing gum?..

Comment #2

Of course their are different methods that offer various levels of cleaning and varying levels of hazzard.Compressed air using a filtered bulb blower is often adequate. Check out:.

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...904-REG/Giottos_AA1903_Rocket_Air_Blower_.html.

Others prefer using the oppositte approach - ie to aspirate or vacum dust off of the sensor. Check out:.

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...an_GCSC4200_Professional_Cleaning_Kit_for.html.

Contact methods can be wet or dry, A useful dry contact method uses a static charged brush to pick up dust. Check out:.

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...st_3226004_1_Arctic_Butterfly_SL_700_with.htmlwhich is made by this company:.

Http://www.visibledust.com/.

My advice - use the least approach needed at the time. Don't wet clean unless the sensor has failed a brush approach (and when you do wet clean, it is still good to preclean with the brush to reduce the risk of scratches to the HP filter)..

Comment #3

According to the heading it's to discuss beginners questions and it sounds like that is what he asked a beginner question. I dont see this as a news forum...

Comment #4

Motownmadmann wrote:.

According to the heading it's to discuss beginners questions and itsounds like that is what he asked a beginner question. I dont seethis as a news forum..

The original post was in news discussion. At some point later the admins moved it to beginners questions..

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