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cleaning sensor 8 years 4 months ago #1

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Interested in hearing how everyone else handles this? At one studio I know they vacuum with a shop vac!
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Personally, I'm having real trouble getting my sensor clean, I've used canned air, pec pads, cotton buds,
lens cloth, rocketblower. I'm on the verge of using a scrubbing brush. :(
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7000+ pictures, and I have yet to get serious issues with dust on the sensor. The dust-cleaning system on my camera must really work :) I did have one tenacious spot early on, when the dust-cleaning feature wasn't set to activate every time I turned on the camera and I was still fond of gazing into my lens-less camera body. Compressed air didn't do it, but the padded end of a LensPen did.
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Damn Brit wrote:
Personally, I'm having real trouble getting my sensor clean, I've used canned air, pec pads, cotton buds,
lens cloth, rocketblower. I'm on the verge of using a scrubbing brush. :(
Yikes! That does not sound good. I was thinking about trying one of these things...[url:6nywsm33]www.kohglobal.com/JetAir.html[/url]
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Friendly Photon wrote:
7000+ pictures, and I have yet to get serious issues with dust on the sensor. The dust-cleaning system on my camera must really work :) I did have one tenacious spot early on, when the dust-cleaning feature wasn't set to activate every time I turned on the camera and I was still fond of gazing into my lens-less camera body. Compressed air didn't do it, but the padded end of a LensPen did.
What is your lens pen like? Does it have tip with liquid cleaner?
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I don't know how "liquid" the chemical is, I was under the impression it was either a paste or a powder, but yes, that's essentially it:
lenspen.jpg


Works like magic on all my lenses, and worked well for the sensor too. This was after I tried the rocket blower and the canned air.

Now that I have the filter-cleaning feature activate everytime I turn on the camera, I never need to clean the sensor anymore.
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Friendly Photon wrote:
I don't know how "liquid" the chemical is, I was under the impression it was either a paste or a powder, but yes, that's essentially it:
lenspen.jpg


Works like magic on all my lenses, and worked well for the sensor too. This was after I tried the rocket blower and the canned air.

Now that I have the filter-cleaning feature activate every time I turn on the camera, I never need to clean the sensor anymore.
Hm, I have 2 of those, had no idea you could use them on the sensor. I have 2 canon 5d's known dust mags but love the cameras. I use the camera clean settings but one of my cameras is being very stubborn about giving up the dust.
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I'm going to ask Mr. Pink to lend me his arctic butterfly.
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I find it odd that all this stuff is made in Canada... :wth:
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Damn Brit wrote:
I'm going to ask Mr. Pink to lend me his arctic butterfly.
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rmtagg wrote:
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Most expensive sensor-cleaning tool I know of:
http://www.visibledust.com/products3.php?pid=3

I have a real hard time justifying it, but I hear it works wonders.
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Re: cleaning sensor 8 years 4 months ago #12

Gary or Gus, let us know how the arctic works.Is it the last version (the 724)? I havent tried to do a wet cleaning yet because it is kind of scary. If I can go with dry method I think that I will be happier

Rosemary, I think that the arctic butterfly is a brush that has a motor that makes the filaments rotate and charge electricaly so when you swap the sensor the dust get stuck in the brush. If your sensor is oily then wet solutions seems to work better. Otherwise your interrogations might insinuate something about Damn and Mr Pink relationship in which case I can testify they are lovers :X lol:
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Sobonne_Tetille wrote:
Gary or Gus, let us know how the arctic works.Is it the last version (the 724)? I havent tried to do a wet cleaning yet because it is kind of scary. If I can go with dry method I think that I will be happier

Rosemary, I think that the arctic butterfly is a brush that has a motor that makes the filaments rotate and charge electricaly so when you swap the sensor the dust get stuck in the brush. If your sensor is oily then wet solutions seems to work better. Otherwise your interrogations might insinuate something about Damn and Mr Pink relationship in which case I can testify they are lovers :X lol:
Hm, how does that explain Garys beautiful little girl??? :wth: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Hm, how does that explain Garys beautiful little girl??? :wth: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gus is really a woman... come on, Mr Pink?!? That's a dead give-away.
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Friendly Photon wrote:

Gus is really a woman... come on, Mr Pink?!? That's a dead give-away.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :o wth:
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