Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/03/16

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Subject: [Leica] M9 - sensor dust
From: richard at (Richard Man)
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:15:44 -0700
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I had a TERRIBLE experience last year photographing in the Joshua Tree
National Park with the M9 - every night I'd clean the sensor and by next
day, dust everywhere. Since then, I have learned to use the camera slightly
differently and the matter is much under control.

First of all, most cleaning product should work. Everyone has their
favorite. I use Visible Dust and swabs that are big enough to cover the full
frame sensor. I am sure other people have good luck with other products too.

Some thing to consider when you are on the field. If it's very dusty, try to
keep the camera inside a bag and not just hanging out.

When changing lens, point the camera down, away from dust etc.

The dust spots show up worse at small aperture and on smooth area like the
sky. Work around those if possible.

Good luck.

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 11:06 AM, sandy carter <sndycrtr at> wrote:

> Greetings... I hope, despite the craziness and misfortune in our world,
> this
> finds all of you safe and well.
> I just returned from a wonderful trip to Spain where I used my new M9
> combined with my beautiful old 35mm f1.4 asph lens. Now home, looking at my
> images, I find a great number of dust spots appear on my images... I can
> only assume these were either on the sensor, my old lens transfered them to
> the sensor, or, yes, dust just gathered on it while we were traveling.
> Question: I have used Visible Dust cleaning products on my SLR digital
> cameras. Can I safely use it on the M9's sensor? Any tips, suggestions, or
> comments welcome.
> thank you from Anacortes, WA
> sandy
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