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Jan 25, 2011 20:22 |  #31

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Digital SLRs... Expensive... Dust on the sensor... Can be a BIG problem... There HAS to be a better way to prevent this...

When will the camera manufacturers finally address this problem?

Camera manufacturers are addressing the problem with built in sensor cleaning..

Dust is dust and it will find a way of getting into everything, not only cameras..

Dust problems in photography is nothing new.. I remember having to spot B/W prints after printing..


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Jan 26, 2011 13:22 as a reply to  @ yogestee's post |  #32

***UPDATE***

Well, what can I say, all fixed. I got the eclipse fluid and sensor swabs, followed the instructions, got most of the spots of on the first try, then used a second one which cleared the rest. To improve my sensor cleaning further, there were just a couple of fairly large bits if irregular shaped dust left so I thought I'd try the rocket blower again as I knew that if the worst happened I could just swab again..... you know what, the blower shifted them no probs and left none of yesterdays madness.

So, below is my sensor proudly clean at f11 2" exposure of my kitchen ceiling.

Although I'm pleased at the outcome, how can those swabs cost £35 for 12? Clean room my ar5e! Bloody things weren't folded right anyhow. I disassembled my used ones and found the piece of "cloth" wasn't folded exactly in half which made it an extra tight fit to get in the camera body. I have kept the plastic sticks and rubber bands and am up for getting some proper "cloth" to recreate my own, hopefully for a fraction of the price...... Anyone know what "cloth" to use?

Thanks again for all your advice - and to those who have got sensors worse than mine....... clean them up you dirty little beggars!;)


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Jan 26, 2011 13:24 |  #33

I wouldn't recommend using your own cloth - if you have any dust on there it could scratch your filter...


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Jan 26, 2011 14:00 |  #34

Very nice and kudos to you for getting over the fear of touching that sensor. Due to some of the comments here, I won't get into how I cleaned my first sensor (on a 30D), and how I have cleaned multiple mirrors. :)


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Jan 26, 2011 14:09 |  #35

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I wouldn't recommend using your own cloth - if you have any dust on there it could scratch your filter...

Certainly mate - What I meant was where can I buy some proper purpose made stuff meant for this specific job..... just the little sheets. The 12 swabs I spunked £35 on are expensive and price obviously includes the plastic spatula thing. I've saved the plastic bit from the 2 I used and just require new cloth to use again...... (after I've used the other 10);)


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Jan 26, 2011 14:17 |  #36

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Certainly mate - What I meant was where can I buy some proper purpose made stuff meant for this specific job..... just the little sheets. The 12 swabs I spunked £35 on are expensive and price obviously includes the plastic spatula thing. I've saved the plastic bit from the 2 I used and just require new cloth to use again...... (after I've used the other 10);)

I don't think you can get it.

It's most likely some form of microfibre cloth, but even then, if you got a brand new one it would still contain dust.
I don't think you have much of a choice to buying them.

On that note though, 35 Pounds sounds expensive - are they the visible dust ones? - The ones I got in Germany were about 33€ - according to their website it's right now about 29€ - but exchange rates vary. 35 Pounds does sound awfully high though.


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Jan 26, 2011 14:17 |  #37

I liked your first photo of the sky better never seen so many UFO's in one photo ;).
you missed a bit.




  
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Jan 26, 2011 14:19 |  #38

No its ok you did'nt miss any its dirt on my monitor :D




  
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Jan 26, 2011 14:21 |  #39

And whats a 2 inch exposure :confused::D




  
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Jan 26, 2011 14:21 |  #40

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And whats a 2 inch exposure :confused::D

Mine when the water is very cold.... ;) Yikes TMI...... lol


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Jan 26, 2011 14:23 |  #41

LOL my wife says that to me even when its warm.




  
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Jan 26, 2011 14:46 |  #42

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And whats a 2 inch exposure :confused::D

Ha Ha, funny guy! Your fairly local (compared to most of the US boys) - pop by and I'll show you!;)


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Jan 26, 2011 14:47 |  #43

Wow that must be annoying Op


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Jan 26, 2011 14:51 |  #44

:DI'll stop in on the way to liverpool to see my son.keep one of them swabs ready you can do my 40D for me.;)




  
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Jan 26, 2011 15:02 |  #45

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:DI'll stop in on the way to liverpool to see my son.keep one of them swabs ready you can do my 40D for me.;)

The OP has a 1Ds (sig) - so 1,0 swabs, they won't fit your tiny crop.


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