JakTrax
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Have I Damaged My Camera?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:04 am

Hi all,

This might sound very silly but you just never know.....

I was cleaning my sensor (on a 30D) with a rocket blower and when finished I forgot to turn off the camera as the manual recommends. I proceeded to attach my lens with the sensor still in the 'clean' position. I quickly realised and tuned the camera off, thus flipping the sensor back to its normal position. Although I can't see this having any detrimental effect (apart from further dust with the sensor being exposed - after the incident I repeated the whole cleaning process to make certain) I'm not entirely sure. Can this cause any physical damage to the camera?

Cheers,

Karl

[Edited 2007-03-04 16:05:52]
 
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RE: Have I Damaged My Camera?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:17 am

I assume you have tried it Karl? Run through some random pictures and settings to ensure everything "clicks" where it should and not "clunks". Check the results and if it seems fine, it probably is.

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RE: Have I Damaged My Camera?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:19 am

Quoting JakTrax (Thread starter):
flipping the sensor back to its normal position.

Karl, the sensor itself doesn't move, it's the mirror that flips if I'm not mistaken. I don't believe you damaged your camera.

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RE: Have I Damaged My Camera?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:32 am

Should be fine...you didn't touch any "moving" parts while attaching your lens with the mirror up. Take some test shots, everything should be good.

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RE: Have I Damaged My Camera?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:02 am

Quoting JakTrax (Thread starter):
This might sound very silly

Got that right.

Quoting JakTrax (Thread starter):
sensor still in the 'clean' position

Never heard of this.

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 2):
the sensor itself doesn't move

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Quoting JakTrax (Thread starter):
as the manual recommends.

That is the key...



I doubt you damaged your camera. Take a few test shots to be sure.
 
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RE: Have I Damaged My Camera?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:48 am

Yes, sorry, I meant the mirror, which flips to reveal the sensor behind it.

As far as I know, damage is almost impossible because the mirror is tucked away in the camera body for sensor cleaning and the sensor itself is located too deep. In addition, the lens doesn't have any parts which even come close to protruding into the body through the lens mount. I reckon I should be safe but wanted to know if anyone knew for certain.

Cheers for the replies so far - if anyone has any further info please let me know.

Karl

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