Glad you posted this Evan, I was gonna post summat last week, but being new to Dslr & not seeing anything posted on here about it, I thought it might be a silly or obvious question.
I've been bedevilled by dust on the sensor recently, (presumably due to me swapping lenses fairly frequently)
I'm always as careful as possible & use the Giotto rocket-blower around my camera, the lens i'm taking off and the lens i'm going to put on, prior to changing (I tend to do this away from the worktop or table i'll be using, to try to minimize any dust)
I use the in camera, sensor dust off setting, but still can't seem to avoid the dust spots on photos (mostly evident on blue skies etc)
If I start to see dust on photos I use the blower carefully on the sensor & around the inside of the body, but it never fully eliminates it!
Last week I could just about see some stuborn specks on the sensor that I couldn't get rid of, so bought one of those kits (crikey they aint cheap!) & eventually spent an hour.....& 4 of those sensor wipes, getting it `spot free`.
I sort of understand how surgeons must feel in microsurgery, after i'd finished
I suppose my questions are;
1, How often do folk clean their sensors. (in general terms & presuming you change lenses)
2, Is there a cheaper SAFE way/product to use? (those sensor wipes are about £1 each! )
I've recently read that some folk use pec-pads, but they aren't recommended for most sensors.
btw,He who dies with the most toys, WINS!Nikon D800E & D700 bodies + Nikon 200-400mm F4 VR1, 50mm F1.4G, 16-35mm f/4G VR, 105 F2.8 VR macro, 70-300mm lenses. A couple of filters, Giotto tripod & ballhead. Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW