Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 30, 2006, 7:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Default

I am considering purchasing a canon rebel XT camera. I currently have a canon Rebel 2000 35mm camera and have couple of lenses that I plan to reuse.

I want to know how serious the issue of dust on sensors is for canon rebel XT camera. Is it pretty high? How easy is it to get rid of the dust? Is it a problem with only canon or will all dSLRs? I know that Rebel XTi has features to get rid of dust, but the price is slightly high for me. Are there other dSLRs which have feature to get rid of dust on sensors?
bgrk is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 30, 2006, 7:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mtclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143
Default

Dust is a reality. Be it on DSLR imager guard plate or otherwise. That is a realistic part of the DSLR cameras. You have to accept it as part and parcel of owning and using a DSLR.

MT/Sarah
mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2006, 8:12 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Default

How does one typically clean the dust from teh sensors in case of dSLRs?
bgrk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2006, 8:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
mtclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143
Default

bgrk-

There are a multitude of websites that will tell you in great detail how to clean the guard plate. The Copperhill method is the most publized. It is just a fact of life, when you use a DSLR camera.

MT/Sarah
mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2006, 8:29 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
dr_spock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 879
Default

Dust is not that bad. You can minimize it by avoiding changing lens in dusty environments. The XT manual recommends that you use a blower to remove dust from the sensor.
dr_spock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2006, 8:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
mtclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143
Default

Dr. Spock-

That is a brilliant statement! However, at some point in time you will have to clean the image sensor guard plate. That is what I was addressing.

MT/Sarah
mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2006, 9:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
meanstreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,234
Default

dr_spock wrote:
Quote:
Dust is not that bad. You can minimize it by avoiding changing lens in dusty environments. The XT manual recommends that you use a blower to remove dust from the sensor.
I wouldn't reccomend a blower since you could actually add dust or move dust that is inside the camera onto the sensor. Unless you are referring to a blower/brush.
meanstreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 1, 2006, 10:01 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
bobbyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,423
Default

Dust is big problem for people shooting landscapes, as it shows up when you stop down to f8 or smaller apertures. On wide apertures, dust won't show up unless your sensor is real dirty.

I use rocket blower and copperhill method. I have heard good reviews about lenspen thing but never used it. Dust cleaning is not that hard and once you get used to it, it takes only couple of minutes.




bobbyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 3, 2006, 12:39 PM   #9
Member
 
SelrahCharleS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 72
Default

Dust is a real problem, but its not a huge problem. I've found that most of the larger specks can be removed with a Rocket Blower, and while that just introduces or rearanges the smaller specks they are small enough not to show up in my photos. I would suggest buying a Rocket Blower for starters, you may not have to do any more cleaning beyond that, unless you are a bit obsessive about it.
SelrahCharleS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:20 AM.