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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