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Jan 26, 2011 15:06 |  #46

Hey i got some scissors.




  
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Jan 26, 2011 15:10 |  #47

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Hey i got some scissors.

-> potentially creates dust in the form of loose fibres, also results in a loss of the folding edge.

On that note - I have 1,0 and 1,6 swabs - you might see both in this shot - the large ones are definitely 1,0 - oh, and this extreme edit is on purpose, the warm white fluorescent bulb is possibly the absolute worst for any form of good colour in an image:

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Jan 26, 2011 15:19 |  #48

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So now going to have to buy some eclipse solution and swabs to sort this bloody mess out. Can't wait for the drama that unfolds then! Look out for my next post "Buggered up my sensor - What new camera to buy":(

Heres a brief tutoral on sensor cleaning from the good folks at LensRentals.

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Jan 26, 2011 16:50 |  #49

butugly wrote in post #11719517 (external link)
Hey i got some scissors.

At the price I paid?! keep your mitts off my swabs!:lol:


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Jan 26, 2011 16:53 |  #50

Come on just a litle bit off the edges so you can stuff it in the back of my 40D ;).




  
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Jan 26, 2011 16:55 |  #51

pilsburypie wrote in post #11718869 (external link)
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.

Heh. That's why so many of use the Copperhill kit:
http://www.copperhilli​mages.com/index.php?pr​=tutorials (external link)


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Jan 26, 2011 17:02 |  #52

pilsburypie wrote in post #11718869 (external link)
Although I'm pleased at the outcome, how can those swabs cost £35 for 12?

That's just silly prices.

I use PecPads on my 20D. I've seen mention that they're not meant for sensors, no guarantee, and so on - but I know others who use them and I've used them for ages now.




  
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Jan 26, 2011 17:06 |  #53

phreeky wrote in post #11720195 (external link)
That's just silly prices.

I use PecPads on my 20D. I've seen mention that they're not meant for sensors, no guarantee, and so on - but I know others who use them and I've used them for ages now.

Nothing wrong with Pec Pads.The Copperhill kit used to come with a packet of Pec Pads that you would fold and wrap over the paddle.

Now they've cut them into just the right size strip for easier installation on the paddle.

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Jan 26, 2011 21:47 |  #54

number six wrote in post #11720221 (external link)
Nothing wrong with Pec Pads.The Copperhill kit used to come with a packet of Pec Pads that you would fold and wrap over the paddle.

Now they've cut them into just the right size strip for easier installation on the paddle.

Recommended!

-js

Quick question on the Copper Hill swabs... They seem to be available in 14mm or 18mm widths. The 14mm sort of makes since a 1.6 crop sensor is 14.8mm high (close enough I guess), but a full-frame is 24mm high. Do you need to do a full-frame sensor in teo overlapping swipes?


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Jan 26, 2011 22:33 |  #55

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Quick question on the Copper Hill swabs... They seem to be available in 14mm or 18mm widths. The 14mm sort of makes since a 1.6 crop sensor is 14.8mm high (close enough I guess), but a full-frame is 24mm high. Do you need to do a full-frame sensor in teo overlapping swipes?

They have several paddles, and Nicholas has been refining them over the years. I have a 1.6 sensor and the swabs work nicely. The bigger ones, I assume, work as well. But I don't know about the dimensions.

Ask him - he's a member here.

http://www.copperhilli​mages.com/ (external link)


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Jan 26, 2011 23:18 |  #56

pilsburypie wrote in post #11709921 (external link)
Had 2 specs of dust on my sensor that only ever showed up when against a light sky. No real problem, just niggled me. So, £12 on a Giotto Rocket blower, a good clean and dust of the camera, surrounding work area, pumped the Rocket blower 20 times to ensure no dust is caught inside, then 4 good blows on the sensor.

You never indicated whether you did a good blow-out of the inside of the box with the shutter closed (the sensor still hidden). That's where a bunch of stuff can accumulate from lens changes and just, well, stuff. You need to get rid of that before exposing the sensor otherwise, well, it happened to you :(

A lot of the dust that we are concerned with is stuff that floats in air, so the keep everything face down mode only works with sand particles and such. The rest will float up as much as they'll float down.

Count me as one who has used PacPads - 4"x4" 100pck , $8 (external link)following his recommendations before Copperhill made his ideas a commercial venture for those with trepidation block :( With the SensorBrush, PecPad/Eclipse is rarely needed and only for the gunky type stuff.


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Jan 26, 2011 23:38 |  #57

TeamSpeed wrote in post #11719105 (external link)
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. :)

Yep same here.
Especially the fear mongering that goes on regarding mirrors.


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Jan 27, 2011 00:10 |  #58

philwillmedia wrote in post #11722654 (external link)
Yep same here.
Especially the fear mongering that goes on regarding mirrors.

Yeah,, get in there with a tooth brush!!


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Jan 27, 2011 00:34 |  #59

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Yeah,, get in there with a tooth brush!!

Nah mate, I usually start with a Gerni blaster then finish with steel wool for the really tough stuff, followed by a final rinse with the hose.


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Jan 27, 2011 02:13 |  #60

I can't believe someone is freaking out over some dust spots on their sensor. You can save a lot of money learning how to do it yourself.




  
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