Hi guys. I've been reading the forums for several months now. I finally felt compelled to register today. I am just looking for your experiences.
It may seem like a silly question, but it seems my camera is a dust magnet. I've been shooting with my Sony A300 since February. The first dust spots began showing up in my photos after only two months. I had removed the lens once to replace it with a new unit and the camera was always stored in my camera bag when not in use. A Giotto socket blower quickly solved that problem, so it was no big deal....
Since that time I've used the rocket blower with good result. The problem is that lately the dust is getting more stubborn. At the end of June there were multiple spots which the blower could not remove. I brought the camera to a local camera repair shop for cleaning. All was great for the last two and a half months, however my sensor is filthy again. I suppose it's to be expected since I do own more than one lens now and do change them out somewhat frequently. The problem is that like my experience in June the blower method is of no help. This time I will buy a swab kit and do it myself. Can't see the harm in it since the camera shop managed to put a long scratch on the sensor filter which does not affect any of my images.
I really enjoy this camera but this dust battle is very frustrating. Do you guys find yourself cleaning the sensor of your camera very often? Have you found that certain cameras are simply more prone to getting dust onto the sensor? I apologize for getting so long winded about such a simple subject. I'm just curious what your experiences have been. Is it something I just need to suck up and deal with? Feel free to tell me to stop whining if that's the case.