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Dust problem I have the *Ist D and dust was a significant problem the first month I had it. I think it came from the factory packed with dust. After the first month, I got in the habit of frequently blowing it out and raising the mirror to blow only when there's visible dust on the images. I've had to do that perhaps four times in eight months. I don't think dust is as big a problem as some seem to.

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Re: Dust problem

Ive only had my DS for a few weeks, but have changed lenses many times. I havent noticed any dust yet at all in any of the 300 or so images that Ive really taken a good look at. I am pretty careful though -always cover the lenses with the rear cap and fit the lense immediately, always do it in a place "protected" from wind/dust etc (as much as possible). Just like I always did with my non-D SLR. LOL the only time I took any camera to a shop for "cleaning" was when I stupidly blew into the focussing screen to get rid of some dust -I didnt use a blower, but used my mouth...and spat into it by accident :( $20 later it was fine.

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