Cvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5942 times:
I'm currently shooting with a 5D MKI and a 100-400 lens. It's a great combo and I love it but, the lens is a dust pump and likes to deposit dust on the sensor. The MKII has something called integrated cleaning system. I'd like to know if this works as advertised or if does not live up to the hype. Also, does this system and how it's integrated into the sensor interfere with sensor swabs if they're needed?
I know DPP can be used with the MKI to manually remove spots and you can do it in Photoshop as well which, I do. But, the literature on the MKII located here:
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2949 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5915 times:
The integrated sensor cleaning system is available on a few cameras including the 50D I use. I've found it to be pretty effective but it's not perfect. I still clean the sensor when I notice dust becoming a problem (I hate cloning dust spots!). I've never used the dust delete data software as I prefer to have a clean sensor than have software take care of it. Dust delete is only as good as the data provided to it.
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1082 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5909 times:
Ive used the auto system onthe 40D 50D 1Dmk3 and 1Dsmk3 and have found it to be excellent.
It his great in the field and extends the time between swabbing considerably.
I use auto clean after each lens change and have found it very effective at getting rid of most stray dust particles.
Definitely a bonus if you are considering an upgrade and from here highly recommended.
I dont use the dust function in DPP a i use CS3 and have found the amount of dust is now so small its not worth the effort. Also im generally changing lenses quite a bit so any new dust wont be in the dust profile.
Cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5822 times:
Quoting Cvervais (Reply 5): Ok, so the cleaning system does not interfere with being able to swab it then?
No, it won't. But it will interfere with "Dust Delete Data" reference images - since they can not possibly be accurate after sensor cleaning has run. That's why those things are not very useful. Also - they depend on you using the camera manufacturers own software - rather than industry standards like Photoshop.
Otherwise - you can swab it if you need to. Be careful with what you use on the swabs on some of the newer cameras - certain types of Eclipse are intended for specific cameras. The blower should be quite fine to use with a 5D Mk.II, since it has its own auto-cleaning system.