rick_reno wrote in post #13600215
If you're flying, you might want to pack that blower in with your checked luggage. For some reason TSA likes to take them away.
Thanks for the advise, won't be going to the states this time though - but plan to go for a road trip in Cali sometime next summer.
ejenner wrote in post #13600759
That was probably a good decision. getting sensors clean can be very frustrating and it is very likely you will get it more dirty first. With the extra stress the chances of doing something silly and damaging the sensor are much higher.
That was exactly my thought. I haven't done it before, and I didn't want to risk damaging anything.
Nicholas R. wrote in post #13600802
Anders made a decision and it cost him aplenty in dollars, but if he got a reasonably clean sensor by hire and kept his sanity (peace-of-mind), then that's fine. $90 for ten minutes work is a pretty good living I'd say, seeing as a couple of swabs may have cost the shop no more than $10. For half of that one can get a wet/dry kit that will last for years; use the brush or pen everyday and the wet tools maybe once or twice a month. The beauty of this type of kit is that the dry tools are perfect for cleaning up what the wet cleaning leaves behind.
It probably didn't cost them much, but in this case, I really feel the cost was worth it, as it really gave me peace not thinking about having to photoshop three months worth of pictures.
I'm not sure how I will it done in the future, the risk of damaging either of my cameras would be a damn shame and pretty expensive for me. I might buy an old 350D or 400D, just for the practice, they seem to go pretty cheap around here sometimes.