Olympus dust rejection

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Spuff, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    I knew there was a dust system there, but I only just learned how it works, and I didn't realise that it appears so muscular.
    Does this mean I can relax about dust on my EPL1 when changing lenses if the environment is not obviously dusty?
    Apparently there is a sticky strip that catches the dust. What happens when this strip gets fully loaded?

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  2. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 6, 2010
    Now that's a good question ...
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  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    This sure is a LOT of dust in the video! The cleaning action is indeed spectacular. In normal use I expect to see only a few dust specks, so the strip will not easily be saturated. Panasonic has the same system as Olympus; I change lenses a lot, indoors and outdoors, and I don't see dust on my pictures, ever....
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  4. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Thye strip can be replaced by Olympus as a service part.


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  5. None of these systems are infallible. You should always be careful when changing lenses.
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  6. sparkin

    sparkin Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 18, 2010
    Lexington, KY
    I agree, but the EP2 is light years ahead of my old 20D, which always seemed to require the rocket blower.
  7. Yeah, my 350D was a bit of a dust magnet too.