Is it bad to leave dust on your cameras sensor?

4 months 1 week ago #667661 by Raymond Z
I've had some dust spots on my sensor for a little while.  I always seem to forget about cleaning it.  Till I go out and take photos.  I just cleaned the camera today.  But if you don't clean your sensor, is there any negatives besides having the spots on your photos?


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4 months 1 week ago #667662 by Nikon Shooter
The chemical composition of what caused the spot may be vey
diverse from spot to spot and some may have more acidity or
corrosive content that may — on the long run — have negative
effect on the coatings of the sensor.

All this is speculative as I don't know exactly but I wouldn't dare
take a chance so I scrupulously keep all sensors clean — it proved
to save me time in PP and possibly the sensor's recording quality.

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4 months 1 week ago #667667 by Raymond Z
But how could anything wet have gotten in my camera?  I thought those dust spots are just dust that floated into the camera during a lens swap?  


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4 months 1 week ago #667672 by effron
Atmosphere, humidity....Its bad to leave dust for too long.

Why so serious?
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4 months 1 week ago #667679 by Nikon Shooter

Raymond Z wrote: But how could anything wet have gotten in my camera?



Condensation may be the first suspect I think.

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4 months 1 week ago #667680 by Nikon Shooter
…and electrostatic.

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4 months 1 week ago #667686 by KenMan
I can’t stand the spots, So I make it a point to always clean at the end of the day


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4 months 1 week ago #667709 by effron

KenMan wrote: I can’t stand the spots, So I make it a point to always clean at the end of the day


I'm too lazy for that, I usually wait until a Saturn sized dust spot begins eclipsing my images for a wet clean......:dry:

Why so serious?
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4 months 1 week ago #667725 by Tim Dordeck
I don't clean my sensor each day with the whole swab thing, but I will use the blower and blow it out.  I do that each time I take on and off a lens.  


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4 months 1 week ago #667754 by Ben Vanderbilt
Gotta clean that sensor with at least a blower before and after each use. 


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4 months 1 week ago #667864 by Fess Walker
Why?  When you know it's there, why subject  your  photos  to that? A lot of dust can  easily fall off with a blower. 


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4 months 1 week ago #667994 by Jessy Page
+1 only takes seconds too


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