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Pecpads or Quikstrips for Copper Hill System?

 
Intheswamp
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Nov 09, 2013 00:54 |  #1

I'm trying to figure out what type of lens and sensor cleaning kit to put together. I'm thinking of the basic kit from Copper Hill for the sensor. Does anyone have a preference when it comes down to choosing between Quikstrips and Pecpads? Seems the Quikstrips would be easier to use....no folding and supposedly doesn't block your vision as much as the Pecpads do. I would think that the Pecpads, since they're folded over, would be more cushioned. Thoughts, anyone?

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koala ­ yummies
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Nov 09, 2013 11:07 |  #2

I have used both and to be totally honest, I prefer the original pec pads. I also prefer the original two-swipe method (there and back) vs the full-sensor-height one-swipe swabs.

The original pec pads are just easier for me to consistently wrap them around the swab. With the quick strips the edges of the strips are close to the edges of the swab and I didn't feel as comfortable using them, nor could I get them on the swabs as consistently. This is just one opinion though. One other reason I prefer the pec pads is they are more universally available, I can get them from Copper Hill, B&H, or local stores like Samys and Calumet, the quick strips I've only seen from Copper Hill.


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Intheswamp
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Nov 09, 2013 17:57 as a reply to koala yummies's post |  #3

Thanks for the reply. What you've said makes sense. I was a bit concerned about the corners/edges of the wand nudging out from within the quikstrips. I haven't ruled out the CH route, but I'm leaning more to swabs. I think I'm beginning to get OCD about this... ;)

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Tdragone
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Nov 21, 2013 00:59 |  #4

I still have my original sensor swipe that I bought when I learned about sensor dust on my 300D. 7 or 8 cameras later and I JUST finished my first package of Pec Pads and bought a second package. I too prefer the pec pads over quikstrips. I can cover the sensor on my Mk iv in 2 passes.


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