How often are you cleaning your sensor?

1 week 1 day ago #746064 by Nathan D
I've gotten to the point where I've been cleaning my sensor each month.  Is there such thing as cleaning it to much?  I'd like to hear from you all on frequency that you are cleaning your sensors?  


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1 week 18 hours ago #746090 by CharleyL
I'm not at all a fan of sensor cleaning. It's too easy to damage the surface of the sensor. I do clean my lenses often, never change lenses in the wind, and always keep the lens caps on when not actually shooting. The lenses do get dirty, especially the end facing what you are shooting. It happens ! Being very careful about exposing the rear of the lens and the sensor should almost eliminate the need to clean them manually. The sensor in my cameras get cleaned automatically when I power off the cameras, don't yours ? If anything ever happened to one of my camera sensors that required cleaning, other than automatically, I would be sending or taking the camera to a professional camera service shop. I would never do it myself. Lenses, yes. Sensor, never.

Charley 


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1 week 16 hours ago #746102 by TCav
Clean the sensor when it needs it, and not before.


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1 week 10 hours ago #746107 by Shadowfixer1
You don't actually clean the sensor. You clean the glass filter in front of the sensor. Back in the day I had to clean my Fuji S2 Pro and my Nikon D200. I've had Olympus gear since 2014. Three different cameras and none have needed cleaning. Whatever they do or however they do it, it's amazing.

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1 week 7 hours ago #746108 by Razky
Bought a DSLR in 2006, another in 2014 - they get pretty regular use, and neither has required cleaning.


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4 days 18 hours ago #746205 by Rick Larin
Just as needed, so if I find crud on my photos, I’ll clean my sensor then.  


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1 day 4 hours ago #746313 by Happy Hour
When I have dots in my photos!  


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5 hours ago #746364 by Hassner
Same, only when I pick up spots. 


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