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    How often should you get your camera cleaned

    I was wondering how often should you get the sensor & the internals cleaned on a digital camera. I have had my 450d for about 3yrs. I would also like to know if there is a company that maybe recommended, in the Sydney outer west. Also what approximate cost would I be looking at.

    Canon 450d, canon 1.4 50ml, 100-400L, Tamron 18-250, 430 exII.

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    Have you noticed specks on your photos? Take a photo without the lens attached, pointing at a light-coloured background. Look at it on your computer.

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    Whenever it needs it! How long is a bit of string. It all depends on the environment you are in. People who change lenses in dusty,windy environments will probably need to clean it more than someone who uses their gear solely in a studio for example. Once you notice lots of dust bunnies on your photos, get it cleaned (or learn how to do it yourself).
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    thank you Davomate & Rick its much appreciated. I will try what you said Davomate.

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    regards, Kym Gallery Honest & Direct Constructive Critique Appreciated! ©
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    Not wishing to sound facetious, I would say get your camera cleaned when it needs a clean. If you notice "dust bunnies" on the sensor, get it cleaned.

    I had a wedding to shoot today, and I had dust on the sensor on my 5d2 from other work I was doing. My choice was to put my camera in for a sensor clean, pay $120 dollars for some unknown jockey to mess around with my sensor for a few days, OR get my blower out and give it a clean myself.

    I did a good job and my sensor today was sparkling clean and I saved $120. Sensor cleaning is not rocket science, although you obviously need to take care.

    Three year old 450D? Time to upgrade maybe?

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    Thank you Kim & Zolaxi, i will definetly look at the link, & buy a blower. In regards to the upgrade Zolaxi, can't afford it at the moment, will have to stck with what I've got.

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