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Thread started 16 Jul 2009 (Thursday) 23:11
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POLL: "How do you deal with SENSOR dust?"
Send it to someone and have them clean it
26
7.4%
Copper Hill - Wet
55
15.7%
Eclipse - Wet
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12.8%
Actic Butterfly - Brush
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5.7%
Sensor Klear (lens Pen) - Dry
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8%
Leave it dirty and use Dust Delete software
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1.7%
The built in Sensor Shaker
56
16%
The classic Bulb Blower (rocket or other)
104
29.6%
Other (explain)
11
3.1%

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Which SENSOR cleaning method do you use?

 
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Jul 17, 2009 07:15 |  #16

I do most cleanings with the Sensor Klear pen which works great, if the pen is having trouble getting a stubborn bit of dust or if the dust gets really heavy I break out the Copper Hill stuff for a wet clean.



  
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Jul 17, 2009 07:24 |  #17

I send all my stuff in to Canon for cleaning and adjustments before football season starts, and then use Artic Butterfly and Rocket Blower and if that doesn't do it I send back to Canon


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Jul 17, 2009 10:08 |  #18

Dishwasher, eh? I didn't realize how watertight some of these bodies are ;)

Thanks for the info folks. I'm surprised that about 15% of folks send it in. I figured that would be a lot higher. Looks like the at-home methods have a large following on POTN.

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Jul 17, 2009 10:28 |  #19

I voted Arctic butterfly, which is what I use when it gets bad... but I use a Rocketblower too, which isn't on the list.


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Jul 17, 2009 10:30 |  #20

I know I should have added it to the choices. I did ask a mod if they can change it since I can't add it.

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Jul 17, 2009 10:31 |  #21

Added rocket blower, Other and the built in camera sensor shaker to the poll,. so if you haven't voted.


My vote was for many of the above.
I use the sensor shaker on the MkIII,
I use the blower as my next line of defense.
When things get messy I usually use a lens pen or "sensor kleer"

If all else fails I go for the Copperhill, which gets the job done.


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Jul 17, 2009 10:34 |  #22

sodalis wrote in post #8295550 (external link)
I do most cleanings with the Sensor Klear pen which works great, if the pen is having trouble getting a stubborn bit of dust or if the dust gets really heavy I break out the Copper Hill stuff for a wet clean.

Ditto.. I used lens pens exclusively from 2003 2006 or so...
I added a Wet method, Kodak used to sell a package for there old FF DSLR,. that was very affordable, similar to Copperhill. I still have some of them,. but I use Copperhill now when needed.


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Jul 17, 2009 12:08 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #23

This is the method I use...

IMAGE: http://johnwright.smugmug.com/photos/146893780_f6s63-L-1.jpg

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Jul 17, 2009 12:32 |  #24

... add that to the poll shall I? :lol:


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Jul 17, 2009 12:35 |  #25

Wet method with a sensor wand and pec pads for me.


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Jul 17, 2009 14:21 |  #26

Wet method and a Visible Dust Loupe X7 and a Kinetronics SpeckGrabber...Works great...


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Jul 17, 2009 14:59 |  #27

JWright wrote in post #8296914 (external link)
This is the method I use...

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Wow...just WOW XD

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Jul 17, 2009 15:26 |  #28

Both my DSLRs (XTi and 5DmkII) have auto sensor cleaners which seems to work fine. Have never had to deal with manual cleaning :D


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Jul 17, 2009 15:40 |  #29

Thanks Skip and Tom for adding choices.

John, that picture is hilarious!

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Jul 17, 2009 15:45 as a reply to  @ sodalis's post |  #30

Copperhill, wet method, and Eclipse is kind of redundant. I use whatever is necessary to clean it, most of the time just a RB, but will use CH/Eclipse/Pecpads when needed. I'll probably pick up a sensor klear one of these days, but my cameras stay pretty tidy normally.

Oh, and I'd never let someone else clean it, they wouldn't do as good a job as I would because they have nothing invested in cleaning it other than reputation. I have much more invested in cleaning it properly.


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