Sony a9 II firmware update 2.00 adds a menu setting many of you have requested which allows you to select the option to close the shutter when you turn off the camera to prevent dust or debris from adhering to the image sensor when you change lenses.
Sony users who follow my posts have told me that they’d like this update added for other Sony cameras.
But first a bit of background…
This feature request is something that I’ve mentioned in my feedback to Sony over the years. Until now Sony product managers have been hesitant to implement this feature because doing so leaves you shutter in a very vulnerable position. While it may be a pain to clean your sensor, it’s very easy to do yourself. Even paying someone else to clean your sensor doesn’t cost much.
Replacing a damaged shutter on the other hand is NOT cheap. So consider this WARNING if you do chose to enable this function, please be extremely careful not to touch the shutter with anything – not your fingers, not a cleaning swab, not a brush – NOTHING! And don’t even think about using canned air on your shutter or you could be in store for a very expensive repair.
Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see this function added to other Sony cameras.