Thursday, November 22, 2012

We are thankful for Dust

Here are some things we are thankful for this Thanksgiving:

1. Great progress on receiver chemistry
2. Continued support from all over
3. The trickle of New55 FILM that has produced awesome photographs by contributors.
4. Volunteers and interns
5. That we are NOT freaking out about dust particles over Thanksgiving

Huh?

4x5 photogs have a lot of dust to contend with. So it is with amusement that I see many newbie D600 owners' hysteria - over dust. Now, I understand that products should be clean when shipped. Yes they should. Notwithstanding the obvious, it is about as hard as tying your shoe to clean your sensor and like the shoe, it is something that has to be done from time to time. If you wear your shoes.

Ever see one of these? They do get dirty
See here for a sane discussion of this recent freak-out.

It makes me glad my main camera is still a Speed Graphic! (which has a lot of dust too)

2 comments:

djgeorgie said...

I miss Fuji Quickload. The best dust free solution every made for 4x5 photography

Unknown said...

Looking forward to my first Speed Graphic! Good to know you have one and that New55 are a key supplier.