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Ordered copper hill: please school me

 
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May 06, 2013 09:37 |  #16

Frodge wrote in post #15902329 (external link)
Is the sensor cover plastic or glass? And how easy does it actually scratch?

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It's glass

yes - it's glass, although having said that there are coatings on the surface and it's really these coatings that are damageable so you can't quite treat it like you would your car windows & give them a good scrub up. Having tried, I can say a fingernail can scratch the coating but you'd have to be trying quite hard!


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May 06, 2013 10:12 |  #17

So you scratched hours with a fingernail? I'm hopin my dry swipe with a qtip just smeared instead of scratched then:


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May 06, 2013 10:14 |  #18

Frodge wrote in post #15902776 (external link)
So you scratched hours with a fingernail? I'm hopin my dry swipe with a qtip just smeared instead of scratched then:

Why did you use a Q-tip inside your camera? That's definitely not a good idea.


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May 06, 2013 10:15 |  #19

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So you scratched hours with a fingernail? I'm hopin my dry swipe with a qtip just smeared instead of scratched then:

There were some 5Ds in the past that had subpar coatings on them, and it didn't take much to mar that coating. Common sense prevails, don't put anything hard in there and touch anything, just stick to the swabs, silicon spatulas that hold the swabs, etc, and you will be fine. Your fingers won't be inside the shutter box, in fact I doubt your fingers will even pass by the lens mount.


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May 06, 2013 10:16 |  #20

I made a mistake because I'm in the middle of nowhere on a trip. I'm hopin I will get away wih it.


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May 06, 2013 10:22 |  #21

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I made a mistake because I'm in the middle of nowhere on a trip. I'm hopin I will get away wih it.

Your equipment is fine, I am quite certain of it. I had a 30D that had stuff smeared on the sensor filter glass years ago, and before I knew any better, I made a micro-fiber q-tip, and cleaned it all off. No issues, etc. Now fortunately that model didn't have any issues with the coating being subpar, or the outcome could have been different.


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May 06, 2013 14:01 as a reply to  @ SkipD's post |  #22

Frodge wrote in post #15902776 (external link)
So you scratched hours with a fingernail? I'm hopin my dry swipe with a qtip just smeared instead of scratched then:


The filter wasn't in the camera at the time - it had been replaced already so I was testing to see how difficult it actually was...


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May 06, 2013 14:24 |  #23

I use this. Quick, simple and done!
https://www.lenspen.co​m …oducts_id=SK-1-a&tpid=323 (external link)


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May 06, 2013 18:24 |  #24

I already had ordered the copper hill kit. Is it worth me returning the kit for the lenspen? I have a lens pen for my lenses, but thought those left carbon dust behind.....hmmm. I like te idea of "quick, simple, done"


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May 06, 2013 19:08 |  #25

Is there a good way to avoid stealing and dust build up on the edges? I'm trying to think this through so I don't have to use 20 pads to get a couple spots off. Thanks for all the help.


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May 06, 2013 19:35 |  #26

The lenspen for the lenses is not appropriate for the sensor!...

As far as I know, the pads do not have an expiration date and I can guarantee you that dustbunnies will re-visit your camera, so you will have a chance to use more of them...


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May 06, 2013 20:14 |  #27

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The lenspen for the lenses is not appropriate for the sensor!...

As far as I know, the pads do not have an expiration date and I can guarantee you that dustbunnies will re-visit your camera, so you will have a chance to use more of them...

SensorKlear made by Lenspen. Not an actual lenspen.


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May 06, 2013 20:18 |  #28

Where does the oil and crud go? I'm not sure i would want to reuse the pen 2x if the crud stays on the tip. I just want to avoid streaking and having to go over the sensor 20 times because of streaks or dust being moved from one spot to the next. I've never tried this, I'm just hoping its not an exercise in futility.


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May 06, 2013 20:38 |  #29

trx125 wrote in post #15904795 (external link)
SensorKlear made by Lenspen. Not an actual lenspen.

That's right, I didn't remember the name... Some people have tried to use the Lenspen (for the lens) on the sensor.

OP just relax... A lot of us have used the Copperhill method with satisfactory results... why are you different?


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May 06, 2013 20:43 |  #30

Thanks guys. I should have it Wednesday and report back. All the help is appreciated.


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