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dafiryde Oct 10, 2007 9:47 PM

noticed camera settings default is (off) and you can set it to(on) every time the camera is turned on

which way is better to leave

Eddie OM35 Oct 10, 2007 9:54 PM

I leave mine on.

dafiryde Oct 10, 2007 10:18 PM

i would tend to think its better (on) but wondered why pentax default if off,

inneyeseakay Oct 11, 2007 5:39 AM

dafiryde wrote:

i would tend to think its better (on) but wondered why pentax default if off, save battery maybe?

Tachikoma Oct 11, 2007 5:41 AM

It only works up to a point, I have a nice blob on my sensor that won't come off with it, so I have to bite the bullet and buy one of those spinning electrostatic brush thingies that everyone raves about... £40 though...

Keithw Oct 11, 2007 6:41 AM

Mine's always on. It has the added advantage that every time you swap lenses (because you always turn the camera off first, right?) you give the sensor a quick shake when you turn it back on.


ishino Oct 11, 2007 9:00 AM

i leave mine off. i tend to manually do the dust removal after i change a lens and i tend to use a bulb blower when i prep my camera before i go out. seems to work so i haven't changed.

Robert Barnett Oct 11, 2007 10:29 AM

I leave mine off. I do this for several reasons.

1. I find it interesting that its default is off. Makes we wonder why Pentax would do that.
2. I know of very few high technology electronic devices that really like to be shaken around.
3. I don't think dust reduction works very well. I think it is 90% gimmick.
4. If I should end up with junk on the sensor I will activate the cleaning cycle manually. And then do a cleaning myself.
5. I uses up battery power.


dafiryde Oct 11, 2007 6:35 PM

i am waiting for a reply on this from Pentax

i found it a little strange

battery should not be an issue as it is a rechargable

Robert Barnett Oct 11, 2007 7:40 PM

Well unless you happen to be around a car and have a power inverter a dead battery in the field isn't going to magically recharge itself. Since I won't walk around with my camera on all of the time if I can save enough juice for one extra picture by turning off the dust removal feature I will.


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