Miranda1 wrote in post #18707217
Never tried the "sticky Sticks " method, I read somewhere that they are prone to leaving some residue on the sensor surface, not sure if that's true or not but I never tried them. My usual sensir cleaning steps usually involve:
1:Camera clean mode
3:Finally a wet clean as a last resort for really stubbon dust.
After my experience yesterday I purchased some Eclipse solution and a new set of swabs, two passes cleaned all the gunk off of the sensor. Sometimes it better to just stick with what you know works.
I've used the blue gel sticks (very sticky) on my Canon bodies and the red gel stick (less sticky - made for Sony, Leica, Olympus, etc) on my mirrorless bodies for a few years now and I've never seen any residue left on the sensor. Of course, I very lightly put it on the sensor, then lift it off. I don't press down at all, and its just worked beautifully in my experience and is MUCH less work than wet cleaning. I can see if someone was using force to press down with the gel on the sensor (probably not smart, especially with an IBIS camera) then maybe it could leave some sort of streak. I can also see if you used the wrong (blue) stick on a mirrorless camera that it might cause an issue. Then again, wet cleaning can leave streaks too... nothing is perfect, and some methods work better for some than others.