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ThomasOwenM
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Feb 09, 2013 16:49 |  #1

I have a Delkin sensor cleaning kit that I used successfully for years with my 20D. It includes a blower, sensor scope, solution, and swabs. I no longer own my 20D, but the kit worked fine with my 1D Mark III once I got the swabs for the 1.3 size sensor. I bought those at Rockbrook Camera in Omaha, NE when I lived there. I'm in Boise, ID how, and the local camera shops don't have those swabs. I even called around to shops in Salt Lake, but no one had them. That's frustrating because time is of the essence. I've looked around online and have found these:

http://www.adorama.com​/CPVS13G.html (external link)

http://www.adorama.com​/CPVS13O.html (external link)

However, they're not Delkins. Will they still work? Or perhaps I should consider the Sensorklear Lenspen?

http://www.amazon.com …=Sensorklear+cl​eaning+kit (external link)

That appears to have gotten a bad review by the person on that link on Amazon, but others here have said they got good results. I hear its easier than the Delkin system. With the Delkin swabs I rarely get it right on the first try. It usually takes a few attempts, but I can always check it with the sensor scope or take an out of focus narrow aperture photo of a plain white screen and see the dust.

The local camera store wants $105 to do a cleaning. @#% that! It would be a lot less to order the swabs with expedited shipping.

Anyway, will those swabs work or do I need to keep looking till I find the Delkin ones? Or forget that and go with the Sensorklear Lenspen?


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Feb 09, 2013 19:51 |  #2

Anyone?


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Feb 09, 2013 21:20 as a reply to  @ ThomasOwenM's post |  #3

Some time ago (2003, when I got my 10D,) I made a swiping tool from a stiff spatula, a soft wipe designed for this, a cleaning agent (also so designed) and a piece of scotch tape to hold it on. Basically u cut it for sensor size and wipe once one way, flip and repeat opposite direction. Worked fine for me, no issues. I'll try to find link. The wipes are PecPads and solution is Eclipse. Here's a site to get us started: http://www.copperhilli​mages.com/index.php?pr​=tutorials (external link) Video shows a Nikon but no reason it can't be applied to Canon. I forget dimensions but google "10D CMOS cleaning" should get u there...how to do it and change dimensions as req'd.

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Feb 09, 2013 21:31 |  #4

Here's what I use.

http://www.copperhilli​mages.com …more_informatio​n.php?id=3 (external link)


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Feb 09, 2013 21:45 |  #5

+1 For Copperhill!


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Feb 10, 2013 18:03 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #6

Go to youtube and find videos on how to do it. The first time, I took it to my Sam's camera and they charged $40 and I had to leave the camera. Later, I saw a video in youtube and bought a kit. Since then I swab it myself and takes 20 seconds. It is nothing out of this work. Just follow the directions, there is plenty of information around.


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Feb 10, 2013 18:08 as a reply to  @ Pepe Guitarra's post |  #7

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=pesZUj78S6s (external link)

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=pAXQYTBktpM (external link)

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=iRW9AmDPqr0 (external link)

Here are some of the links. The only thing I do not like to do is to blow compressed air (it may carry humidity). I let it dry naturally, or blow with the hand blower that comes with the kit.


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