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Sep 25, 2011 05:38 |  #1
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Can anyone recommend one, because there seems to be a lot of spots on the sensor. I have just taken a photo, out of focus @f/22 and there seems to be a lot of spots....so much for the self cleaning system it has




  
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Sep 25, 2011 06:55 |  #2
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Copper Hill all the way!

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Sep 25, 2011 07:22 |  #3
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I can't find the product in the UK




  
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Sep 25, 2011 07:41 |  #4

here:

http://www.cameraclean​.co.uk/index.php (external link)


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Sep 25, 2011 12:51 |  #5

Don't shoot above f8, maybe f11 tops... problem solved! (Plus you'll avoid diffraction costing you detail in your images, too.)

Good, complete info on sensor cleaning here:

http://cleaningdigital​cameras.com/ (external link)

It's important to read that site thoroughly and understand what you are getting into and how to minimize risk of doing damage. DSLRs are designed so that users can clean the sensors themselves, but you have to be careful working in there. The mirror, focus screen, shutter and the sensor itself (actually the filter that's over the sensor is what you are cleaning) are all delicate items and repairs from accidental damage can be expensive.

The guys who maintain this site are very experienced repair techs and also offer most of the different products via their website www.micro-tools.com (external link), which has both N. American and European divisions and is a major supplier to the camera repair industry. They don't make the products themselves, so have no biases other than what their experience has shown them works well.

I use a progressive cleaning approach... Stepping up to the next level only as needed.

1. Use a Rocket Blower to puff away loose dust.
2. Use a clean, anti-static brush to remove lightly adhered dust that the blower won't remove.
3. Use an adhesive type cleaning method (Dust Aid, for example) to remove moderately adhered dust that 1 or 2 won't remove.
4. Use a wet cleaning method to remove any oil smears and/or more strongly adhered specks that 1, 2 or 3 won't handle.
4a. After wet cleaning it's usually necessary to remove slight haze left by the cleaning fluid with a Sensor Pen, sort of as a final polishing of the surface. The pen should only be used after all oils and all dust specks are off the sensor, though. Oil will contaminate the pen's pad and cause smears. And I don't want to rub around dust specks on the surface... Depending upon what the dust is, it might cause scratches.
5. Once the sensor is clean, close the shutter and use the Rocket Blower again to clear any loose dust floating around in the mirror box.

A lighted magnifying loupe makes the job easier.

I'll often use a vacuum to pull dust away from the camera, but I am careful not to get too close and vacuum too strongly. The mechanisms inside the camera are delicate and the vac just needs to be nearby, to draw away dust.

Finally, there's a product called Speck Grabber (or something like that), which can be handy to remove the occasional nasty speck of lightly adhered dust between full cleanings, when a puff of air from a Rocket Blower doesn't do the job.


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Sep 25, 2011 14:11 |  #6

Copperhill or sensor brush.




  
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Sep 25, 2011 14:23 |  #7

I would agree with the process set out by amfoto as wet cleans I have found the delkin pro kit which also has the lighted loupe included with it.




  
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