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Is it safe to clean sensor ?

 
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Nov 07, 2013 07:29 |  #16

And pass this info on to your Friend so that he / she can do a proper cleaning , I also have used sensor swabs on my 20D haven't cleaned the other Bodies as yet no need to as far as I see and I have Copper Hill system .


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Nov 07, 2013 10:15 |  #17

Geonerd wrote in post #16428222 (external link)
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Look for something like http://www.all-spec.com …Mrl65q1z7oCFVRk​7AodTTgA-g (external link)
These surface on Fleabay occasionally, for significantly less.
These are essentially the same as the sensor swabs mentioned above, but without the marketing and utterly insane markup. (Note 100pcs vs just 12 for your ~$35.)

Geonerd, I take it that the swabs in the link that you posted are the correct size for a 1.6 crop camera (T2i)? I'm trying to put together a small mainteance/cleaning kit for my equipment and I'm looking at different options. This seems like a good deal. Thanks.


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Nov 07, 2013 14:43 |  #18

Intheswamp wrote in post #16432081 (external link)
Geonerd, I take it that the swabs in the link that you posted are the correct size for a 1.6 crop camera (T2i)? I'm trying to put together a small mainteance/cleaning kit for my equipment and I'm looking at different options. This seems like a good deal. Thanks.

The tip width does not directly correspond to the sensor height. You'll need to make two wipes. Assuming your sensor has nothing more than a few fluffs of dust, you can use the other side of the swab.

PM me an address. I can send you a few to sample.


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Nov 08, 2013 10:10 as a reply to  @ Geonerd's post |  #19

Thanks, Geonerd! I appreciate that, pm sent. I had compared the swab widths and the sensor height...looked like 13mm for the swabs and ~15mm for the sensor on my T2i. The double pass should handle it. I watched one of the cleaning videos and it looks simple enough. I bought my camera second-hand and it had been well taken care of, but I really don't know the history of it's cleanings...plus, it has been in some somewhat dusty environments, nothing bad, but still I'd like to be prepared.

We have a fantastic blue sky today so I'm going to take some sky shots to look at and see what I can tell about the cleanliness of the sensor. Is the best way to shoot in manual for a centered exposure?

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Nov 08, 2013 13:02 as a reply to  @ Intheswamp's post |  #20

I took a few blue sky shots and I definitely need to clean my sensor...:neutral:

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Nov 10, 2013 17:21 |  #21

Come back and report my case. Just warn to amateur like me, if you don't know how to do it and never attempt to do it. Hic, i want to D.I.Y now it turn to O.M.G.

I used the plastic brush handle and made to a tool( it not sharp cause i try to cut myself but it not do the job...hihii) . Drop one drop of the Denatured Alcohol that i bought from Lowes
http://www.lowes.com …FNtt%3Dalcohol&​facetInfo= (external link)

to clean sensor and end up with more dirty on sensor and scratched focus screen when i tried to clean with Denatured Alcohol , the more i clean the focus screen more i mess it up. Did the chemical of Denatured Alcohol turn the plastic focus screen turn in to this ?

Please,help .




  
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Nov 11, 2013 01:56 |  #22

You were advised to use sensor swabs and the proper fluids...? How else can we help?


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Nov 11, 2013 02:09 |  #23

pterpm wrote in post #16430309 (external link)
Thank you guys, just order from Amazon for $ 23.70. How many cleans can you do with one order like this one .

http://www.amazon.com …sor-Eclipse/dp/B000PNJL6G (external link)

In this post you indicated that you did the right thing and ordered eclipse fluid and Pec Pads. Why would you experiment with denatured alcohol from a hardware store when you got the right direction in this thread?

My recommendation would be to take your camera to a good pro camera shop (read ... Not Blacks or Best Buy or similar) and get them to clean it. Hopefully you haven't also damaged your sensor and mirror.


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Nov 12, 2013 06:02 as a reply to  @ Bob_A's post |  #24

We were shown at our Camera club how to do it a few weeks ago and i never realized how easy it was the bloke doing the talk let us clean his sensors on 2 of his cameras his web site does show videos has well of how to do it.

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Nov 12, 2013 10:11 |  #25

tonylong wrote in post #16441431 (external link)
You were advised to use sensor swabs and the proper fluids...? How else can we help?

:shock:


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Nov 12, 2013 11:54 |  #26

pterpm wrote in post #16440443 (external link)
Come back and report my case. Just warn to amateur like me, if you don't know how to do it and never attempt to do it. Hic, i want to D.I.Y now it turn to O.M.G.

I used the plastic brush handle and made to a tool( it not sharp cause i try to cut myself but it not do the job...hihii) . Drop one drop of the Denatured Alcohol that i bought from Lowes
http://www.lowes.com …FNtt%3Dalcohol&​facetInfo= (external link)

to clean sensor and end up with more dirty on sensor and scratched focus screen when i tried to clean with Denatured Alcohol , the more i clean the focus screen more i mess it up. Did the chemical of Denatured Alcohol turn the plastic focus screen turn in to this ?

Please,help .

If you're lucky, you have streaks on your screen from the impurities in the alcohol. If you are not lucky, you are looking at a repair bill. I think I read you ordered the Eclipse kit, wait for it to arrive and use it. Hopefully you didn't damage your camera.
I don't know why you did this, there are ample warnings on the internet to not do what you did.




  
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Nov 13, 2013 08:02 |  #27

pterpm wrote in post #16440443 (external link)
Come back and report my case. Just warn to amateur like me, if you don't know how to do it and never attempt to do it. Hic, i want to D.I.Y now it turn to O.M.G.

I used the plastic brush handle and made to a tool( it not sharp cause i try to cut myself but it not do the job...hihii) . Drop one drop of the Denatured Alcohol that i bought from Lowes
http://www.lowes.com …FNtt%3Dalcohol&​facetInfo= (external link)

to clean sensor and end up with more dirty on sensor and scratched focus screen when i tried to clean with Denatured Alcohol , the more i clean the focus screen more i mess it up. Did the chemical of Denatured Alcohol turn the plastic focus screen turn in to this ?

Please,help .

I've gotta ask...you did use some type of soft material wrapped over your cleaning wand, didn't you? Have you received your Eclipse and Pecpads? Let us know the outcome.

Best wishes,
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Nov 13, 2013 08:49 |  #28

Intheswamp wrote in post #16447934 (external link)
I've gotta ask...you did use some type of soft material wrapped over your cleaning wand, didn't you? Have you received your Eclipse and Pecpads? Let us know the outcome.

Best wishes,
Ed

I order the lens tissue from herre http://www.ebay.com …_trksid=p3984.m​1439.l2649 (external link) and wrap around with the handle of plastic brush, it not sharp at all if compare with Pecpads i just received from Adorama after almost a week since i order it.

Reason i go head and do it mine own way is because the weather changing so fast where i live , i just want caught the moments when the leaf change colors before it get too cold or i can not do that no more ( please, excuse my English)

Second , i thought every parts inside the Canon( like focus screen ) where you can see through made with durable glass . My dumb guess. I already pack up , sent to Canon to get it treat right and pray to God everyday hope i did not mess up so bad

Here is one of my pictures that i took for fall( i'm newbie in photo shooting,please, help me to correct the problem that i have )

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Nov 13, 2013 11:37 |  #29

That is nice color.




  
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