Olympus dust rejection

Spuff

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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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What happens when this strip gets fully loaded?
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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None of these systems are infallible. You should always be careful when changing lenses.

I agree, but the EP2 is light years ahead of my old 20D, which always seemed to require the rocket blower.
 

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