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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:03 am 
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Hi, I've been browsing around this forum to learn about photography and I finally got around to creating an account today. So my uncle sent me a dslr about a week ago and there is a lot of dust inside the camera. I was wondering if I should use a blower or that sensor swab thing to clean the sensor.

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Also, what would you guys suggest I use to clean the back end of the lens?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:32 am 
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You need to do a rocket blower job !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huOdzpl534k

The video explains everything.

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I use a combination of a rocket blower (linked above by Tony) and a Lens Pen Sensor Klear.

Very effective so far.

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I bought sensorswabs and E2-liquid from photographic solutions.
http://www.photosol.com/

You have to check the specifikation so that you get the correct swab and correct liquid for your sensor.
http://www.photosol.com/cameras_bymfg.html

It works really well.

I also noticed that hey have this "allready liquified" swabs in 1-piece packages.. would be perfect for the camerabag.

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Khol wrote:
I bought sensorswabs and E2-liquid from photographic solutions.
http://www.photosol.com/

You have to check the specifikation so that you get the correct swab and correct liquid for your sensor.
http://www.photosol.com/cameras_bymfg.html

It works really well.

I also noticed that hey have this "allready liquified" swabs in 1-piece packages.. would be perfect for the camerabag.
Hmm, has anyone here tried the pre-moistened pack yet? Maybe I'll just get the 12 pack and eclipse separately.


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I also use a lens pen, but from carson :D

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Markh wrote:
I use a combination of a rocket blower (linked above by Tony) and a Lens Pen Sensor Klear.

Very effective so far.

Mark


I've got the same equipment as Mark and I am equally satisfied.

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I recently had a problem with dust on my sensor. Bought an ear syringe blower (5 $) and tried to blow off dust in cleaning mode but it did not work. Then I used a fine synthetic brush I picked up in the arts (2 $) and did a gentle sweep over the sensor followed by blowing again. All the dust came out! This might be a cheaper option if you don't wanna buy those expensive cleaning kits.

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grahamnp wrote:
Markh wrote:
I use a combination of a rocket blower (linked above by Tony) and a Lens Pen Sensor Klear.

Very effective so far.

Mark


I've got the same equipment as Mark and I am equally satisfied.


Ditto.

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kost80 wrote:
I recently had a problem with dust on my sensor. Bought an ear syringe blower (5 $) and tried to blow off dust in cleaning mode but it did not work. Then I used a fine synthetic brush I picked up in the arts (2 $) and did a gentle sweep over the sensor followed by blowing again. All the dust came out! This might be a cheaper option if you don't wanna buy those expensive cleaning kits.


many times before i've suffered the whole "you get what you paid for" incident.

i dont feel like trying it with my expensive camera.

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I had courage to try and saved some money :D If you've got shaky hands better not attempt doing it.

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