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Old 22nd April 2018
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Re: Dust!!!!

I often hear people claiming that the Olympus SSWF is so good that they never need to clean their sensor, even after years of use. That's not my experience at all. I find that although Olympus cameras do better than some other makes, sensor dirt will everyday rear its head and a wet clean will be needed.

In fact, I'm not even sure if it's the SSWF that makes Olympus cameras less susceptible to dirt, or whether it's a question of the effects being less noticeable due to the relatively thick sensor stack combined with the fact that we usually shoot our lenses at apertures of f5.6 or wider.

Cleaning Olympus sensors isn't, IMHO, something that needs professional outsourcing. I've cleaned all of my cameras since I first got into digital photography, including all my m43 Olympus gear, and am yet to have any negative side effects from doing so.
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