In most of my life, I’m a bit of a neat freak. Until my recent embrace of hobo-ism, my car was the one that people remarked on the cleanliness of while I was pulling out the vacuum. I just like straightening things up and putting things away. It’s cathartic or something. I’m the same way with my camera gear – my lenses and filters are always clean. Until now, however, I never cleaned the sensor on my camera. I figured it wasn’t that dirty (I don’t change lenses in the desert or anything) and if you make a mistake, not only will you have a broken camera, you’ll have a voided warranty. In any case, a photography newsletter I read just published a link to some instructions which included an easy way to see how much crap is on your sensor. Well guess what? Mine was filthy:
Hit the jump for the easy cleaning steps.
- Aperture: ƒ/22
- Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
- Focal length: 105mm
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/2.5s