A&P Best method to clean dust on sensor?

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  1. oliver

    oliver New Member

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    Should i get the camera serviced at b&h (is this even possible :mamoru:) or jus buy one of those DIY sensor cleaners? :mad: I hate having to clone out dust in my images :mad:
     
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    Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly

    they are awesome, and the pro standard.
     
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    Don't be fooled by their horrible website though, just buy one. I use mine all the time and it takes like 5 seconds to do a perfect job.
     
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    Try a rocket blower first before getting into any methods where you have to physically touch the sensor. 99% of the time you can clean it with a rocket blower.
     
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    :werd: Cuz that visible artic dust butterfly business is expensive as fuck :eek3:
     
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    It's usually pretty easy to clean, unless mud landed on it and hardened or some crap like that.
     
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    what are the differences between diff rocket blowers?
     
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    Buy a camera with a self cleaning sensor. :mamoru:

    But seriously, my D300 had some dust the self cleaner wouldn't clean last year. I went and bought the solution and swabs from a local shop in Austin. Locked the mirror up and cleaned it, easy to do. Swabs are expensive as shit, but did the job. I think Gary Fong sells a decently inexpensive kit on his site too, might look on there too. :dunno:
     
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    Self cleaning stuff doesn't do shit, imo. All it does is shake it around but anything slightly "big" still stays on. I still rocket away everytime I begin shooting. I don't trust technology :squint:
     
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    which rocket blower should i get? :hyper:
     
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    I just got the small one because it's easier to carry around:

    Link
     
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    :love: thanks OT.
     
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    thing is fucking awesome.
     
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    100-grit sandpaper



    srsly though.

    I got a fine, natural-bristle brush from walmart for $1.
    I washed it in detergent and rinsed/dried it very thoroughly.
    I then blew many streams of air through the bristles with my rocketblower to slightly static-charge the bristles.
    I then made ONE VERY LIGHT PASS over my sensor with the brush.
    great success!!!
     
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    the ironing! :eek3:
     
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    Yeah, Im gonna sell my D700 and just go film from now on. Shooting weddings with a 4X5 ftw :coolugh:
     
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    Sand paper
     
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    Local dry cleaner.
     
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    Tried that once with great results. :bowdown:
     

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