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How do I use a D-SLR?

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    SilverStag
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    I shoot with all sorts of apertures, usually not above f/16 though as I don’t care much for diffraction.Still don’t see it.

    #13287
    Analogy
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    Stop down to f/16 and shoot a blank white wall. That’s where you’ll really see it.

    #13288
    millera9
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    I very seldom have problems with dust, I’m just anal retentive and like to keep my expensive-ass equipment clean. I also tend to be an outdoor-type shooter so I deal with atmospheric contaminants more than most photographers.

    One of the first real photographers I ever spent any time talking to was a guy named Everrett Brown. My then roommate and I watched him change lenses (both really nice L glass) on his 1D while his hands were covered with mud. When we asked him what his feelings were about sensor and lens dust he replied, “You kidding? I’ve seen guys change lenses in the middle of sandstorms in the Sahara. If you’re worrying about your equipment, you’re going to miss your shot. If you miss your shot, you’re not a photographer.”

    /I’m paraphrasing there, but that’s the general idea.

    #13289
    SilverStag
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    I take damn few pictures of blank walls.

    #13290
    Analogy
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    I take damn few pictures of blank walls.

    True, but large blank areas do tend to crop up in real world shooting as well. A cloudless or overcast sky, for instance.

    #13291
    SilverStag
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    True, still, I got no dust bunnies.

    #13292
    staplermofo
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    Sometimes I’m glad I have no eye for small details.

    This guide is as funny as it is scary, and they do a pretty convincing job of looking like they know what they’re doing.

    As an almost exclusively prime lens guy, let me just say cleaning the non-sensor part of your camera is overlooked waaaay too often.

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