Cleaning and maintaining camera sensors

Cleaning and maintaining camera sensors

Cleaning and maintaining camera sensors

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Cleaning and maintaining camera sensors, is key in digital photography for continuity in producing quality photos.  It is very frustrating for photographers to have a camera sensor that is full of specks of dust.   We can’t rule out the issue of dust on the camera sensor. This is one of the hazards of digital photography. For reference, an outdoor photographer with a zoom lens, or a photographer that  changes lenses in the field,  there is no way  specks of dust will  not find a way onto your sensor often. Studio photographers are not left out in the nasty experience of a dirty sensor.

What is Sensor dust?

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Sensor dust are the particles that enter a camera and somehow finds its way to its sensor. This usually happens when the photographer exposes the sensor when removing the body cap or changing lenses.

Cultivate the habit of cleaning and maintaining your camera sensors

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How does your Camera Sensor get dirty?

The apparent cause of a dirty camera sensor is ‘lack of care’. It is advisable to take off the lens in a clean environment that is not windy.  That way, you are assured of keeping the ‘insides’ of your camera dust free, for a reasonable length of time.

However, it is important to take note, that, any dust that gets into your camera, during change of lens will eventually get to the sensor over time.  It is advisable that if you have a dirty sensor take it to a professional for proper cleaning.   If you will rather do the cleaning yourself, due to cost of giving it to a professional; you have to be ‘extremely’ careful so your bare fingers do not touch the surface of the sensor. As the effect of this, will be far worse than the initial issue of dust particles.

Final Advice

As a Professional Photographer, you might find taking your digital camera to a professional for sensor cleaning, time consuming and costly. So,  you will have to clean your camera’s sensor often once you begin to notice those spots on your photos.


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