Old 11-11-2009, 02:18 AM   #1
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I was talking to a friend today and he was mentioning that your camera should always be level when you turn it on. He said that he was told that if the camera is pointing down the dust/dirt from the sensor being cleaned could fall into the lens instead of down to the bottom of the body, where it is trapped inside (the same if it's tilted back, except it could go back in the sensor). I've never heard this before, I'm just wondering if anyone's got anything to share?

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:36 AM   #2
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Makes sense but I have never heard that before.

Either way, wont make me change how I do stuff. I got started with a group of photographers that would yell at me for leaving the camera on while changing lenses or not getting in a car or room that had all windows closed and air turned off (before self cleaning sensors).
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The instruction book for my Nikon does state that the camera should be level when using the self cleaning mode. And since it cleans every time I turn it on and off, I need to be conscious of keeping it level.

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I've heard some people say you should always keep your camera level, even when it's in the camera bag on the passenger seat beside you.
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I've heard some people say you should always keep your camera level, even when it's in the camera bag on the passenger seat beside you.
My camera is always in the camera bag in a vertical position with the LCD screen facing up. I guess maybe I should relocate it to where it is facing horizontally.

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Old 11-11-2009, 05:57 AM   #6
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I've heard some people say you should always keep your camera level, even when it's in the camera bag on the passenger seat beside you.
Well, duh, if you keep the camera sideways, all the pixels will run to one side and might even spill out of the camera.

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My camera is always in the camera bag in a vertical position with the LCD screen facing up.

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Well, duh, if you keep the camera sideways, all the pixels will run to one side and might even spill out of the camera.

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