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Sep 13, 2017 02:13 |  #1

So I got my Canon EOS M3 today and took off the lid. I wanted to clean the sensor so I huffed on it and then cleaned it with my t shirt? Will it be alright?




  
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Sep 13, 2017 05:18 |  #2

I think your T shirt will be just fine.

Your sensor however may be a different matter it depends on how clean your T shirt was, you may have transferred some grease onto the sensor or even scratched it although the sensor is protected by a surface filter which usually has quite a hard surface. Just don't try to clean it again unless you have the right equipment.




  
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Sep 13, 2017 05:27 |  #3

ParkourExpress7097 wrote in post #18450968 (external link)
So I got my Canon EOS M3 today and took off the lid. I wanted to clean the sensor so I huffed on it and then cleaned it with my t shirt? Will it be alright?

Shoot some pics and let us know.


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Sep 13, 2017 06:44 |  #4

Tshirts are okay to clean with, heck, sometimes the dirt is so bad, I have to get out a wet hopefully clean rag and wipe down the glass. If the grime is really baked on, I will pull out a polyester scouring pad on that glass.

After putting the glass back in the cupboard, and looking at my camera sensor, nope, T-shirts are not in my list of approved cleaning material. T-shirts are reserved for eyeglasses, an occasional drinking glass, a spoon or two, and yard work. Not for cleaning sensors on electronic devices....


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Sep 13, 2017 07:07 |  #5

Troll post?



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Sep 13, 2017 07:43 |  #6

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Troll post?

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Sep 13, 2017 07:43 |  #7

Easiest way is the dishwasher. Just make sure you put it on the top rack.




  
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Sep 13, 2017 07:52 |  #8

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18451043 (external link)
T-shirts are reserved for eyeglasses

I won't even do that except in rare circumstances and mostly with my old/backup pair.

Eyeglasses have coatings too, and a scratch in my eyeglasses will annoy me more regularly than a scratch in a lens technically.


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Sep 13, 2017 07:53 |  #9

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18451043 (external link)
Tshirts are okay to clean with, heck, sometimes the dirt is so bad, I have to get out a wet hopefully clean rag and wipe down the glass. If the grime is really baked on, I will pull out a polyester scouring pad on that glass.

After putting the glass back in the cupboard, and looking at my camera sensor, nope, T-shirts are not in my list of approved cleaning material. T-shirts are reserved for eyeglasses, an occasional drinking glass, a spoon or two, and yard work. Not for cleaning sensors on electronic devices....

Can be used for lenses in a pinch.




  
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Sep 13, 2017 08:08 |  #10

I use Brillo on mine. Works like a charm. Just be sure to rinse off the soap by holding the camera under a stream of warm water. If I had a sand-blaster that would be my preferred approach.


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Sep 13, 2017 08:11 |  #11

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I use Brillo on mine. Works like a charm. Just be sure to rinse off the soap by holding the camera under a stream of warm water.

No joke, my mother-in-law was trying to scrub off baked on bugs from her car and when a rag didn't do it, she used a kitchen scrub pad. Totally destroyed the paint.


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Sep 13, 2017 08:20 |  #12

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No joke, my mother-in-law was trying to scrub off baked on bugs from her car and when a rag didn't do it, she used a kitchen scrub pad. Totally destroyed the paint.

:eek: ouch!


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Sep 13, 2017 09:29 |  #13

For bugs, the angle grinder is very efficient.


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Sep 13, 2017 10:44 |  #14

ParkourExpress7097 wrote in post #18450968 (external link)
So I got my Canon EOS M3 today and took off the lid. I wanted to clean the sensor so I huffed on it and then cleaned it with my t shirt? Will it be alright?

Yes, just tell your Mom to wash the t-shirt as she normally does.


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Sep 13, 2017 12:18 |  #15

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Easiest way is the dishwasher. Just make sure you put it on the top rack.

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