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I was always told face your camera downwards when you change lenses, but my d90 has an autoclean feature which seems to be working for me, i have it set to clean every startup/shutdown and as far as i can tell its working..
    
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Just put a paper towel over it. Or you can do your method.
thats a bad method since theres probably more dust/fibers that will fall off the paper towel then there are floating around.

point the camera down when changing lenses is probably the best way of not getting dust in the sensor. but realistically you will get dust no matter what you do, so just get your sensor cleaned whenever you see dust you cant blow off.

and by blow i mean use a bulb blower and dont do it with your mouth....
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Okay. How do you know if you need to clean the sensor?
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Take a picture, zoom in and look for spots. (on the computer though not on the camera screen)
    
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Okay. How do you know if you need to clean the sensor?
F22 point at a blue sky take a shot and you'll know when there's dust in your sensor
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Take a picture, zoom in and look for spots. (on the computer though not on the camera screen)
yeah I kinda figured that you can do that. Thanks
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F22 point at a blue sky take a shot and you'll know when there's dust in your sensor
sweet, didn't know Thanks!
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Congrats to the camera man!

One thing i used to think about at the when i first got my camera was "what lens will i use the most today" or "can i make the whole day on one lens". This, to think and swap lens indoor have saved me many times. When shooting outside, dust will get in the camera when changing lenses no matter how careful you are. So try to think in advance and do the lens change in a cleaner environment.

And i know how it was when i got my first D-SLR, i was super careful not to point the camera upward when swapping lenses. But dust will get into your camera, it is inevitable, you can just control of time it takes.

When you have had your camera for a year and got some lenses and swap quite often, you will stop to care about the dust (or at least i did). So try to be as careful as possible or you'll end up with a sensor like mine, extremely dirty with dust and residue from wet cleaning.
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