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Jan 27, 2011 08:17 |  #76

jdizzle wrote in post #11723487 (external link)
You do know how to use the clone tool in PS/LR right? ;)

The post directly above yours;)

pilsburypie wrote in post #11723487 (external link)
still no great shakes, 2 click and cloned out.


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Jan 27, 2011 08:32 |  #77

I stopped changing my own oil years ago. Sure, it's cheaper, but it's messy.

I feel the same way about most things now. I usually get a professional to do it.

I'm not saying people shouldn't try to repair their own cameras, but if there's one thing I've learned about just about everything it's this:

If you want professional results, hire a professional.

Friends ask me to take their pictures and I tell them it's like golf: I am an amateur, and sometimes I'll take a shot that's as good as any pro, but a pro can do it consistently and under pressure.


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Jan 27, 2011 09:30 |  #78

Wow! People are afraid to touch their own cameras. :rolleyes::)




  
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Jan 27, 2011 09:45 |  #79

jdizzle wrote in post #11724454 (external link)
Wow! People are afraid to touch their own cameras. :rolleyes::)

Afraid?

No.

More like lazy, and apprehensive would be a better term to use. Fear doesn't really enter the picture. It's more like, "hmm, I could really screw this up. I'll send it in, rather."

I fear my children getting kidnapped and such.


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Jan 27, 2011 09:48 |  #80

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #11724545 (external link)
Afraid?

No.

More like lazy, and apprehensive would be a better term to use. Fear doesn't really enter the picture. It's more like, "hmm, I could really screw this up. I'll send it in, rather."

I fear my children getting kidnapped and such.

Come on man... I seriously know what to do when I clean my sensor. It's not plastic surgery you know. :lol:




  
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Jan 27, 2011 10:06 |  #81

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What brand, was it really the Giottos Rocket Blower, or some other blower? Any time I buy a camera-related blower, I always tap it several times (bulb end) on the counter, then turn it upside down tap the tip a bit and blow it out several times.

It was the Giottos Rocket Blower. It was about three months old, and had been used many times previous to this incident. I always give it a tap before use, and a dozen or so squeezes. It was almost as though the inside was starting to disintegrate, and getting some sort of powder formation in it. I can see no reason why this should happen being only three months old and looked after. It was kept in the same backpack as all my other equipment inside a small plastic bag to prevent foreign matter getting into it, together with several silica gel packs in the backpack. Since this incident I have discarded it and bought another. Had no problem with the new one, but will definitely never go near the sensor with it. Out of curiosity, I cut open the old one, and the inside had a sort of whitish powdery coating on it. I couldn't rub it off as it seemed to be part of the silicone itself. It seemed as though it was a residue of some sort left over by the manufacturing process. I now only use the new one to blow off the camera body, and round the lens mounting ring. I use lens tissues, a microfibre cloth, and a lenspen, for my lenses , and an arctic butterfly for my sensor.


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Jan 27, 2011 12:10 |  #82

Bobby Canon wrote in post #11724671 (external link)
It was the Giottos Rocket Blower. It was about three months old, and had been used many times previous to this incident. I always give it a tap before use, and a dozen or so squeezes. It was almost as though the inside was starting to disintegrate, and getting some sort of powder formation in it. I can see no reason why this should happen being only three months old and looked after. It was kept in the same backpack as all my other equipment inside a small plastic bag to prevent foreign matter getting into it, together with several silica gel packs in the backpack. Since this incident I have discarded it and bought another. Had no problem with the new one, but will definitely never go near the sensor with it. Out of curiosity, I cut open the old one, and the inside had a sort of whitish powdery coating on it. I couldn't rub it off as it seemed to be part of the silicone itself. It seemed as though it was a residue of some sort left over by the manufacturing process. I now only use the new one to blow off the camera body, and round the lens mounting ring. I use lens tissues, a microfibre cloth, and a lenspen, for my lenses , and an arctic butterfly for my sensor.

Interesting, I think I have heard of that before, but not sure if it was the Giottos that broke down internally.


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Jan 27, 2011 12:56 |  #83

pilsburypie wrote in post #11723429 (external link)
The suggection about keeping the shutter closed and giving the inside a blast with the blower first seems logical..... anyone got any comments on that?

I do that every time I clean - it makes sense since the box is so much more accessible than the sensor( that is only exposed for a fee milliseconds every once in a while)! All sorts of surfaces to catch stuff that comes in during lens changes. I don't feel the need to clean that often any more and a sensorbrush (early version of ArcticButterfly) keeps the bunnies down to less than a problem. Come to think of it, it's actually been a couple of years since I needed a wet clean with PedcPads, Eclipse and Rubbermaind spatula (home-made Copperhill!)


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