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is this ok for sensor cleaning? (ebay item)

 
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Jun 29, 2006 14:59 |  #1

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …29994QQrdZ1QQcm​dZViewItem (external link)

i really need one to clean my dirty sensor! :(
I was gonna try a lenspen as used by CyberdyneSystems but not sure if it will work on really dirty sensor like mine...
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Jun 29, 2006 15:48 |  #2

That is what I used on my XT. It works great, spendy though


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Jun 29, 2006 15:51 |  #3

google copperhill method. Its what I've used (in addition to the rocket blower) since my first dslr about 2.5 years ago and have never desired anything else. Works great.


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Jun 29, 2006 16:09 |  #4

I use those and sell alot of them. I've heard nothing but praise. Just make sure you get the right size :)




  
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Jun 29, 2006 17:40 as a reply to  @ XMX's post |  #5

Try
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Jun 29, 2006 18:15 |  #6

Why not just get a Blower and a lens pen and clean it? Much cheaper then any of the other solutions and works the best out of any of them, atleast for me.


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Jun 29, 2006 20:07 |  #7

I use the pecpads and eclipse fluids shown in your post. Very quick and easy. Takes 10 mins (when being very careful)! Usually less than 5.


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Jun 29, 2006 20:26 |  #8

I use the same setup.. Works great....

I bought a pack of a dozen of those pre-formed pads on a stick and a small bottle of eclipse fluid almost three years ago. This method is relatively expensive, but back in 2003, this was one of the very few commercial kits available for DSLR sensor cleaning. This was a relatively new frontier then because DSLR's were just starting to become popular with the masses.

I've only used six pads and about 1/4 of the eclipse fluid..... So I figure I've got at least three more years of cleaning supplies left :)




  
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Jun 30, 2006 00:48 |  #9

What you posted is essentially the tools behind the Copperhill Method. However, what you should note is that the Digi-Pads are only good for literally one swipe. Using them for more than one swipe you run the risk of running grime and grit back across your sensor. A more economical alternative is the following:

http://chili-pix.ch …e535d2c54aec1a4​c3fd9ce134 (external link)

The picture shows a spatula wrapped with a Pec-Pad. A bit pricey on their website so better to buy the pieces individually. You can get the Eclipse solution and Pec-Pads cheaply in the UK and get the sensorswipe from these guys:

http://www.naturescape​s.net …ctid=101&cat=0&​bestseller (external link)


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Jun 30, 2006 07:41 |  #10

thanks all...
i thought about copperhill but they don' ship eclipse across because of restriction on alcohol content... and i couldn't find eclipse here until just now.
i might try what nation's suggested.

would the lenspen work really heavy marks on the sensor? i don't know what it is made of..but is it wet cleaning as well? i have a rocket blower!


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Jun 30, 2006 10:29 as a reply to  @ muscleflex's post |  #11

Thats ok.:D


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Jun 30, 2006 12:48 |  #12

I've been using only the lens pen for years..

When you ask "will it work on really heavy marks" I can't say foir sure.. it's wworked at everything I've used it for.. and don't see why it wouldn't.


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Jun 30, 2006 14:46 |  #13

I've been using only the lens pen for years..

Good to hear! I did this for the first time on vacation a few weeks ago and everyone I mentioned it to reacted like I was insane. I have had the 20D for about 8 months and knew the dust was building a bit but it really started showing up in the sky on my sunrise shots over the ocean.

Seemed to work effectively and quickly to me...


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Jul 09, 2006 22:01 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #14

CyberDyneSystems wrote:
I've been using only the lens pen for years..

When you ask "will it work on really heavy marks" I can't say foir sure.. it's wworked at everything I've used it for.. and don't see why it wouldn't.

Well after reading 4 threads on CMOS cleaning, I decided to use my LensPen. It worked great. I tried using the ear syringe several times and one speck of dust just wouldn’t go away. The LensPen took care of that.

But as soon as I can, I’m going to order the Econo 1.6x Kit with SD from VisibleDust.


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